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: Midnight Gose, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/17/2020
Continuing on my Alabama kick with this tasty treat. Really unusual nose that does a great job of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Don't Take Your Margarita for Pomegranate, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/16/2020
Big punch of pomegranate juice on the nose, but plenty of lime, sour apple, and tart berries as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Euphoria Now, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/15/2020
Nose just screams tropical as the passionfruit and guava really pop up front. Auxiliary notes of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HOPness Haze IPA, Catawba Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 03/14/2020
A little bit bland on the nose. Mostly just light orange, grapefruit, and hints of herbal grasses.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil' Miss Sour, Chandeleur Island Brewing Co (MS)

Written On: 03/13/2020
Certainly the expected tangerine on the nose, but plenty of wheat bread and floral qualities as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hempanator 2: Hempment Day, Serda Brewing (Mobile, AL)

Written On: 03/12/2020
Loaded with Simcoe and Columbus hops, this one features an aroma that ranges from citrus and berry... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Loda Biergarten flight

Written On: 03/11/2020
Quick rundown, starting at the top: Pilsner, Ferus Artisan Ales (AL). Not a bad beer at all, just... (see more)

Year of New Beer: TrimTab flight, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/10/2020
I've had the opportunity to enjoy many beers from this brewery, but had never been to the taproom... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Athena Paradiso (Tart Cherry, Raspberry, and Cranberry), Creature Comforts Brewing

Written On: 03/09/2020
Nothing over the top on the nose, just subtle hints of cherry and raspberry, but not sure I'd... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sports Television, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 03/08/2020
Pretty traditional nose of pineapple, tangerine, and cut grasses atop a mild honey malt. Still... (see more)

Year of New Beer: YABBA DABBA NO!, and (R) Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Beers, Mirror Twin (Lexington)

Written On: 03/07/2020
Made it over for the cereal beer tap takeover and tried a couple of nice brews. The Yabba takes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Cobbler, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 03/06/2020
Aroma does a pretty good job of emulating its namesake dessert as tart peaches dominate the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Me Blackberry & Honeysuckle Tea, DuClaw Brewing Co (MD)

Written On: 03/05/2020
Nose presents with lime and an overall generic tart berry aroma. Warmth does allow for a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dragonfruit Sour IPA, Untitled Art/Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending (WI/NC)

Written On: 03/04/2020
OK, this is just odd. Big floral notes on the nose, very perfume-like in nature. But there's also... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Outer Reality, Public Access Liquids (MA)

Written On: 03/03/2020
Fairly standard nose that carries orange and grapefruit along with milder tropical notes. Juicy on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mind Haze IPA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 03/02/2020
Definitely a tropical lean with some mango and pineapple leading the way. Plenty of melon and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Arbol Pepper Brain Check, Akasha Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 03/01/2020
Very complex nose features a rich chocolate note that is nearly fudge-like layered over a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Two Beers

Written On: 02/29/2020
Up first is Lightbringer, Rock House Brewing (Lexington). Really nice fruit notes of pear, apple... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Adam's Beard, Dry Ground Brewing (Paducah, KY)

Written On: 02/28/2020
Not a lot on the nose really, hints of apple, maybe a bit of spice. Definitely some apple and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citradamus, Melvin Brewing (WY)

Written On: 02/27/2020
Big notes of candied pineapple and orange marmalade on the nose, backed by a nice caramel malt.... (see more)