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: Cloud Harvest 01, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 05/08/2020
Aroma features pineapple and mostly citrus pith. Only with warmth do I get the slightest bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Farmer's Lonely, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/07/2020
Very light strawberry nose joins the more traditional saison yeast and spice notes, with nothing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Sculptures, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 05/06/2020
Aroma screams Hershey's chocolate syrup with a really nice undercurrent of creamy peanut butter.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Coffee Stout, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver)

Written On: 05/05/2020
Nice aroma that opens up with plenty of cocoa and a solid coffee kick. Charred toast and a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fehr's XL, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 05/04/2020
The expected sweet cereal grains hit the nose first, joined by faint floral hops and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 05/03/2020
Figured this might be a decent pairing to our dinner of burritos, and considering it mostly stayed... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Trident, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown, KY)

Written On: 05/02/2020
Fairly pungent nose that seems to oscillate between citrus and tropical fruits as orange... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Epicurean Series 2020: Stone Fruit Compote à la Mode, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 05/01/2020
Black cherry on the nose that presents as a tart fruit pie filling, with an undercurrent of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Big Tick Energy, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/30/2020
Going back to the Rock House well tonight with this impressive beer. Nose is loaded with coffee... (see more)

Year of New Beer: When I Whip You Whip Pineapple Whip, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/29/2020
I'm a huge Disney fan, so if someone is going to brew a Dole whip-inspired beer, it's a given... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fantasmo, Three Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 04/28/2020
Not a ton going on here in the aroma department, which is no surprise, given the style. Very light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fancy Papers, Cigar City Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 04/27/2020
Somewhat underwhelming aroma of orange, grapefruit, and dry grasses. Get a hint of biscuit in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Too High for Work, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/26/2020
The Pomegranate Margarita sour from MT gets a sweet twist with vanilla and lactose additions, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sköll, Three Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 04/25/2020
Nice aroma that features chocolate and a slightly roasty malt initially, warming to showcase the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Slush, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 04/24/2020
Mostly raspberry, lemon, and lime on the nose. Don't really get any strawberry. Pretty sharp on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Beer Batter, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/23/2020
This beer has been brewed a couple of times, and each time it has sold out before I could manage... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cooper's Gambit, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/22/2020
Another pie beer from RH, this time of the cherry variety. Modest cherry on the nose with some... (see more)

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

Written On: 04/21/2020
Every now and then, for reasons I can't quite explain, a beer that is widely available slips... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tea Time, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/20/2020
Very unusual aroma that is equal parts berry and earthy tea leaves. Starts out moderately sour on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: A Nice Morning Drive, Monnik Beer Company (Louisville)

Written On: 04/19/2020
Very subdued nose that still manages to cover a lot of ground, even though nothing overpowers.... (see more)