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: Coolship Lager Black, OEC Brewing (CT)

Written On: 03/23/2021
Lots of caramel malt, nuts, and bread crust on the nose. Hints of tobacco as well. Flavor starts... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wait Until Your Dad Gets Home, Bad Dad Brewing (IN)

Written On: 03/22/2021
Nice roasty nose that gives off bittersweet chocolate, dark toast, and just a hint of coffee bean.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coastal Sunshine Fruited Sour Version 12, Humble Forager Brewery (WI)

Written On: 03/20/2021
This one is loaded with fruit and it seemingly punches you right in the nose with every single one... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Mexican Lager, Silver Bluff Brewing Co (Brunswick, GA)

Written On: 03/19/2021
Perfect beer for an afternoon sitting at a beach bar, watching a little March Madness, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Sour Thangs, Jekyll Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/19/2021
 Sweet pineapple and coconut on the nose, both in abundance. Very tropical, "beachy" aroma.... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Piercing Point Juicy Pale Ale, Silver Bluff Brewing Co (Brunswick, GA)

Written On: 03/18/2021
Tropical fruits on the nose, notably mango and pineapple, along with subtle citrus that leans... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Get Comfortable, Sierra Nevada Brewing/Creature Comforts Brewing (NC/GA)

Written On: 03/18/2021
As expected given the citra hops, big orange/tangerine on the nose; grasses with warmth. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bait and Click, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 03/17/2021
This is billed as a "double pale ale" for whatever that's worth. It drinks more like a solid... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Ballad of Chaos, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/16/2021
More subdued nose than I was expecting given the ingredients. Baker's chocolate, caramel, and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Reptilia, Pax Verum Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 03/15/2021
Really nice, traditional pale ale nose...solid citrus, herbal grasses, and just a hint of caramel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kentucky Maple Barrel Stout, Alltech-Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/14/2021
Nose is met immediately with sweet maple syrup, vanilla, and a caramel-laden bourbon note. Warmth... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kiss The Cook, Bad Dad Brewing Co. (IN)

Written On: 03/13/2021
Nose on this one carries me back a few years...candied orange and pineapple, along with a big... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Consequences of Humanity, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/12/2021
100% Citra hops? Sign me up. Orange and grapefruit peel make up the bulk of the nose. It's... (see more)


Year of New Beer: In God We Crush, Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

Written On: 03/11/2021
So the label on this beer says I'm "about to ride a tsunami of citrus." Ummm...no. This wasn't... (see more)


Year of New Beer: There Has Always Been 6 of Us, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/10/2021
Fantastic nose that is perfectly balanced between sweet milk chocolate and rich peanut butter.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wild Ride, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 03/09/2021
A hoppy red ale to celebrate a brewery's 30th Anniversary? Really? Oh well. Hop additions aside... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hoptropolis, New Realm Brewing Co (Atlanta)

Written On: 03/08/2021
After nearly 7 hours on the golf course, I wasn't feeling a drive into downtown Savannah to visit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rally Point, Service Brewing Co (Savannah)

Written On: 03/07/2021
Drinking from the can, so not getting the full aromatic display, but what's there is nice. Sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mixing Machine, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 03/06/2021
Aroma is made up primarily of cherries, with warmth bringing some slight differentiation toward... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brotherly Love, Victory Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 03/05/2021
Pretty good nose on this one with peach, orange, and grapefruit all standing out. Fairly... (see more)