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: Sunny Cat, 2nd Shift Brewing (St. Louis)

Written On: 07/22/2019
The advertised tangerine peel comes through loud and clear on the nose, backed by a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sudden Valley, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 07/21/2019
Lemon zest and floral grasses dominate the nose, warming to offer up a little bit of grapefruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rum Barrel Lexipolitan, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/20/2019
To celebrate their 6th Anniversary, Blue Stallion gives us beer nerds the gift of two special... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Art of Mixing a Beer: Passion Fruit Margarita

Written On: 07/19/2019
 Evil Twin Brewing (NY). A seemingly equal blend of tropical and citrus fruits greet the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Trustafarian, Champion Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 07/18/2019
Candied orange, hints of melon, honey, and a light alcohol note on the nose. Citrus leads the way... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Fog, Platform Beer Co (Cleveland)

Written On: 07/17/2019
I'm a sucker for a good looking can, and this one fits the bill. Nice citrus aromas early... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Buckin' Mule Moscow Mule Ale, Great Lakes Brewing Co (Cleveland)

Written On: 07/16/2019
So maybe this is more "Sauntering" as opposed to "Buckin". Sweet, lager-like cereal grains on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barreled Doppelbock, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/15/2019
Not sure why I hadn't tried this before, but it was the lone new beer on the board tonight, so my... (see more)

Year of New Beer: There's No Hazing in Baseball, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/14/2019
Simple and straightforward, this one uses a relatively new hop, Waimea, to produce awesome citrus... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Freaky Hijiki, Interboro Spirits and Ales (Brooklyn)

Written On: 07/12/2019
Mostly lemon zest on the nose, with only faint hints of berry tartness and bready notes to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Castle in Brooklyn, Ocelot Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 07/11/2019
Really nice mango and tangerine with a light herbal dankness on the nose. Very smooth on tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kingdom Half Mine, Ocelot Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 07/10/2019
Grapefruit, melon, mango, and some light guava on the nose, warming to feature a touch of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Alley IPA, Frenchtown Brewing Co (St. Thomas, USVI)

Written On: 07/09/2019
Classic IPA aroma with tangerine peel, caramel malt, and a touch of pine. Citrus really pops on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil' Nap, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 07/08/2019
Pungent blackberries greet the nose with undercurrents of lime, lemon, and light cedar.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pocket Watch, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/07/2019
Very fruit forward nose that offers up plenty of jam-like notes as the grape and plum alternate... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Halsdurchschlag, Central State Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 07/06/2019
I knew I'd most likely exhaust my new beer options rather quickly on this trip, so I came... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Flight, St. John Brewers (St. John)

Written On: 07/05/2019
L to R goes: NEIPA, Double IPA, Session Ale, and Amber ale. While all were good, the Juicy Booty... (see more)

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

Written On: 07/04/2019
Clean, light nose of cracker malts and a touch of floral hops. A little bit of cereal grain... (see more)

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)