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: Beach, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/01/2019
Poolside with this briny, citrusy treat is about as close to "beach" as I could get today. Lime... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Two Hearted Ale, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 08/31/2019
It's a question I hear often--"What's the best beer you've ever had?" Honestly, I don't know... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Passionfruit, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 08/30/2019
The namesake passionfruit is present in abundance, joined by lesser notes of lemon, pineapple, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hootie, Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn)

Written On: 08/29/2019
Been quite some time since I've sampled anything from Sixpoint, and this one does not disappoint.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: All Y'all, Prairie Artisan Ales/American Solera (OK)

Written On: 08/28/2019
All about the tropical fruits as mango and pineapple lead the way ahead of a light herbal note.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Haze Against The Machine, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/27/2019
HazePalooza comes to National Avenue on Saturday, bringing multiple one-offs in the taproom, as... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Underground Mountain Brown, Founders Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 08/26/2019
Outside of Más Agave, which was polarizing (but I loved), the Barrel Aged series from... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Norwegian Kiwi, Ricky Burdette/Boy Meets Wort (Louisville)

Written On: 08/25/2019
Really nice nose that starts floral and just a bit dusty. Warms to allow a mild yeast and citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Freedom of Speach, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 08/24/2019
More often than not, seeing the word "Session" on the label means a drop in flavor that rivals... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bushwhacker! Coconut Rum, Listermann/Bhramari (Cincinnati/Asheville)

Written On: 08/23/2019
Chocolate and vanilla are the heavy hitters in the aroma department, with only a subtle coffee and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Azathoth, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 08/22/2019
Pretty much all you need to know is right there in the name...sweet, almost Hershey's syrup up... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Who Cooks For You, Jackie O's Brewery (OH)

Written On: 08/21/2019
Pretty light aroma overall, with mostly lemon and orange up front. Mild grass with warmth. Less... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beach, Carton Brewing Co (NJ)

Written On: 08/19/2019
Like so many low ABV pale ales, this one just doesn't have a ton going on. The nose is very mild... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cherry Flanders Red, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 08/18/2019
The expected cherries are joined by lime, green apple, and a bit of red wine vinegar on the nose.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brinner Stout, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/17/2019
Because a huge, coffee stout that tastes like pancakes is what you have when it's 90° out.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: SS Kentucky, Carton Brewing/Against the Grain Brewery (NJ/Louisville)

Written On: 08/16/2019
Hints of grain and syrupy sweet pineapple on the nose, both of which get a little overpowered by... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hoppopotamus, Metazoa Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 08/15/2019
What's this? An IPA free of lactose, vanilla, and fruit puree? Do breweries still make those?... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Swole, Streetside Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/14/2019
No mistaking it, this is a fruity beer, offering up loads of guava, mango, and peach skin on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Hook, Carton Brewing (NJ)

Written On: 08/13/2019
A myriad of fruits on the nose...orange, mango, hints of lemon, all atop a light cracker and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Dry Hop Farmhouse Ale, Turtleback Ridge Brewery (KY)

Written On: 08/12/2019
ad the good fortune to pop in on the Brewers of Central KY mtg tonight, and I'm really glad I... (see more)