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: Bush Life, Leatherback Brewing Co (St. Croix)

Written On: 07/03/2019
Nose opens with a pretty big spice note, with a generous kick of ginger and herbal lemon tea. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Reef Life, Leatherback Brewing Co (St. Croix)

Written On: 07/02/2019
Not expecting to find many new beers this week, but this was a pleasant surprise. Nice tropical... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hankering for Hands, Aslin Beer Company (VA)

Written On: 07/01/2019
Tart fruit punch on the nose with the lemon and raspberry taking charge. Blackberry is subtle... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bringing Sexy Back, Aslin Beer Company (VA)

Written On: 06/30/2019
Great nose that features grapefruit and orange with hints of pineapple, mango, and even a little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Witness the Citrus, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 06/29/2019
Definitely get the advertised notes of lemon and grapefruit on the nose, with plenty of orange... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mello Hello, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 06/28/2019
The nose opens with a big pop of pineapple and orange marmalade. Not a whole lot else, with only... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry (Implosion) Tripel

Written On: 06/27/2019
Cherries in beer can be a funny thing. More often than not, unless used in a sour, cherries tend... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Lucius Clay, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/26/2019
Take the already dangerously drinkable golden stout and put it in a bourbon barrel? Take my money.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Base Weight, Shared (St. Louis)

Written On: 06/25/2019
Rich nose full of chocolate, coffee, and roasty malts. Hints of dark fruit develop with a little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Purrlicious, White Lion Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 06/24/2019
Nose features some candied citrus and hints of mango alongside a building herbal note. Flavors... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Various, My Old Kentucky Foam Brewery (Georgetown)

Written On: 06/23/2019
I'll start with the positive. The full pour in the first picture was Saucy (Sassy?) Blonde... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lighthouse Racket, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written On: 06/22/2019
Hard to go wrong with a hop bill of Citra, Centennial, and Columbus. This one hits all the right... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The IPA, Building 8 Brewing (MA)

Written On: 06/21/2019
This is all about the classic, West coast IPA. Robust aroma that ranges from citrus peel to hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Navigating in Nothings, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 06/20/2019
Third beer I've had in the last few weeks that features the "darling" hop of the moment, Barbe... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Briar Weisse, Night Shift Brewing (MA)

Written On: 06/19/2019
Fruits burst forth on the nose, featuring not only the listed blackberry and lemon, but also some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pride Y'all, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/18/2019
What can go wrong when you add vanilla and lactose to some fresh raspberries? In the capable hands... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Finback IPA, Finback Brewery (NY)

Written On: 06/17/2019
Really nice nose that features some earthy pine, hints of herbal grasses, and waves of tropical... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vavoom, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 06/16/2019
Nice orange and mango on the front, followed up with some earthy pine and a light herbal quality.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Banana Candy Tang Hill, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 06/15/2019
As expected, the orange of the base beer comes through loud and clear, joined by a definite, but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Cherry Coconut Common, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/14/2019
This is exactly what I'm talking about when I try to explain to people that "dark" doesn't... (see more)