Dion's Blog Entries

Bio: Our friend Dion is on a quest. That quest is to try one new beer every single day. Just one. He's been successful in this quest for over 1000 days so far ... and he's still going. He and his family are frequenters of our Lexington establishments and big fans of the food trucks. If you see him out, buy him a beer ... but make sure it's one he hasn't tried yet.

Year of New Beer: There Will Be Mango, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/15/2020
Take the already delicious Fuzzbox New England IPA, then add mango, lime, and habañero.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Grapefruit Kiss, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/14/2020
Nose opens with a big kick of candied grapefruit, along with auxiliary notes of orange and mango.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: In The Wheat of the Moment, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/13/2020
Outside of goses, I don't drink a ton of wheat beers. So I'm glad that I paid attention to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batalla De Puebla, Wooden Cask Brewing Co (Newport, KY)

Written On: 08/12/2020
Nose is subtle, with an overall margarita-like essence. Does have a unique floral aspect that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fantastic Voyage, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis)

Written On: 08/11/2020
Great nose here...dark, roasty malts with bittersweet chocolate and hints of campfire char.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Milkshake NEIPA, Rock House Brewing

Written On: 08/10/2020
Pretty subdued nose overall on this one. Mango for sure, with auxiliary notes that present like... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Peach Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/09/2020
Adding to the Monster line, MT tosses some peach puree into the mix for their latest haze. Peach... (see more)

Year of New Beer: A Placeholder for Connection, Ethereal Brewing/Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/08/2020
I've said this over and over...we are very fortunate to have so many good breweries in and around... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Torn Paper Leaves (Brazilian Oak), Haw River Farmhouse Ales (NC)

Written On: 08/07/2020
Really interesting nose here...plenty of yeast in a freshly baked bread note, working nicely... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 420 Strain Trainwreck, Sweetwater Brewing Co (Atlanta)

Written On: 08/06/2020
Nose is a pretty even blend of citrus and herbal grasses, with just a hint of pine resin. Doesn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil Citra Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/05/2020
If you're looking for a slightly lighter, more flavorful haze for your poolside shenanigans, this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sicario PiƱa, 3 Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 08/04/2020
No point in trying to put lipstick on a pig...this is terrible. Starts off with sour pineapple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolatized 2019/2020, Pisgah Brewing Co (Black Mountain, NC)

Written On: 08/03/2020
Because who doesn't want to drink a big Russian Imperial Stout on an 85° day? Nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shadbush Story, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 08/02/2020
Every now and then, I stumble onto something that obliterates any expectations that I may have... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devilish and Fancy, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 08/01/2020
This has a lot of sticky, melted popsicle going on in the aroma...tropical guava and mango for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Country Western Volume 8: Cinnamon Toast, Country Boy Brewing/West 6th Brewing

Written On: 07/31/2020
While the loss of Lexington Craft Beer Week this spring was certainly a disappointment, this loss... (see more)

Year of New Beer: PKWY Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/30/2020
Very crisp, clean pale here that manages to pack a lot of flavor into a manageable ABV. Nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citraquench'l, Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Written On: 07/29/2020
I've said it before, citra hops are the cheat code of the IPA world. Producing outstanding aromas... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Mele Kalikirocka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/28/2020
Is it possible to stuff a tropical island into a can? A luau maybe? Because I think this is what... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/27/2020
For my money, a gose is the best base for fruit additions, and this one just reinforces my belief.... (see more)