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: Tropical Sour with Mango, Passion Fruit, and Guava, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/06/2020
Take an already awesome sour and hit it with some mango...odds are, I'm gonna like it. As in the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: St. Benedict's Breakfast, Haw River Farmhouse Ales (NC)

Written On: 09/05/2020
Somewhat mediocre aroma...light coffee and some toasted bread crust, but nothing here really says... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazecraft IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Co (Cleveland)

Written On: 09/04/2020
As is the case with many of the larger craft breweries, this hazy IPA leans more old school.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pie Commander, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/03/2020
Everyone in Kentucky is familiar with that pie named for the first Saturday in...September?? For... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Noble Citra Pils, Enegren Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 09/02/2020
Very nice nose of floral grasses, light honey, and hints of tropical fruits. Crisp and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Don't Microwave It, Don't Boil It (w/Raspberry), Hoof Hearted Brewing/DSSOLVR (OH)

Written On: 09/01/2020
Awesome fruit punch-like nose as the raspberry and lime really pop. Underlying sweet citrus and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Florida Man, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa)

Written On: 08/31/2020
Had somehow missed out on this one previously, so when I found some three week old cans today, I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Teetering On Midnight, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 08/30/2020
Straight up margarita on the nose here...pungent lime and a boatload of salt. Pretty high-level... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Big Hitter Flight from Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/29/2020
Three of the four were new to me today. Starting on the left with Bourbon Barrel Aged Priory of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Riven, Wild Fields Brewhouse (CA)

Written On: 08/28/2020
Floral grasses and honey in abundance on the nose, with light biscuit notes throughout. Initially... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tubular Cooler, The Rare Barrel (CA)

Written On: 08/27/2020
Loads of fruit on the nose, mostly citrus initially, but nice undercurrents of candied pineapple... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Go Get Help Mango Lassi!, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/26/2020
I've let this one linger in my fridge for a few weeks, but it's still very good. Loads of mango... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Timbo Pils, Highland Park Brewery (CA)

Written On: 08/25/2020
Burgers on the grill were calling for something clean and crisp, and this does the trick. Hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blackberry Limeade Sour Session Ale, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 08/24/2020
I guess the best thing I can say about this is that it's effervescent? Bubbly? That's about it.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: L' Aradia, Jester King Brewery (TX)

Written On: 08/23/2020
Bright nose of pineapple and mango atop a light bread dough and floral grasses. Fruits pop on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Multiple Beers

Written On: 08/22/2020
As with any trip to "The Garage", many excellent beers were opened. But tonight was a little... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tangerine Berliner Weisse, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/21/2020
Straightforward on the nose as the namesake tangerine hits full force, with very mild auxiliary... (see more)


Year of New Beer: LEMON‚ąÉM, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/20/2020
Goses are probably my beer love language. So versatile and refreshing. This one is no exception.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rye Barleywine (for J.D. Salinger), Zebulon Artisan Ales (NC)

Written On: 08/19/2020
Told myself I was going to age this one for a bit before opening. That idea lasted a month. Nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: We Really Fluffed This Up Guys, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/18/2020
Another case of a beer sort of getting "lost" in my fridge. Glad I found it. The already awesome... (see more)