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: Neverending Haze IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/07/2020
 Aroma opens with a strong tangerine note before being joined by some grapefruit and faint... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hop Light Speed, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co (IA)

Written On: 01/06/2020
Really nice aroma that drips with candied orange, while lemon, grapefruit, and melon all linger in... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coexpressionalism Kriek, Side Project/de Garde (MO/OR)

Written On: 01/05/2020
Tart cherries are the star of the show, commanding the nose over a background of musty leather and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gose Limón Kaffir, Casa Bruja Brewing Co (Panama)

Written On: 01/04/2020
Don't mind me, I'm just over here drinking goses like it's the middle of summer. This one has a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Thunderpeel Hazy IPA, Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

Written On: 01/03/2020
Only beer on tap that I hadn't tried, so it was a no-brainer. Citra and Galaxy hops flex their... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cuvee #1, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written On: 01/02/2020
Fantastic aroma offers up unripened peach, apricot, and light green apple. Warmth brings a bit of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strawberry Rhubarb Perpetum, Jackie O's Brewery (OH)

Written On: 01/01/2020
Subtle, but slightly jammy strawberry on the nose. Joined by hints of lime, peach skin, and red... (see more)


Year of New Beer: High Stepper, Crooked Can (FL)

Written On: 12/31/2019
Normally I would finish the year with some incredible, "bucket list" type beer. But I'm at... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Conch Republic Key Lime, Big Top Brewing (FL)

Written On: 12/30/2019
This wheat beer brings a very light lime on the nose with a hint of bread. Fairly nondescript... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Eggnog White Porter, Shipyard Brewing (ME)

Written On: 12/29/2019
Decided to try this expecting it to be awful, but it actually wasn't half bad. Plenty of vanilla... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Playalinda Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 12/28/2019
Not the best picture, but I guess it's fitting that my phone focused on some of the awesome... (see more)


Year of New Beer: (L) Rome City IPA, Brew Hub (FL) and (R) White Beer, Ginga Kogen Beer Co (Japan)

Written On: 12/27/2019
Started dinner with a juicy, citrusy IPA that smacks you with orange atop a toasted bread crust... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/26/2019
Candied orange and pineapple that comes off a bit like gummy bears on the nose. Pretty similar to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: County Series: Montgomery, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/25/2019
For the latest installment in the series, West 6th takes their already delicious Christmas ale and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Oh...No!, Mirror Twin Brewing Co/Streetside Brewery (Lexington/Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/24/2019
Not a lot I can say about this that hasn't already been said the last few days. Fantastic nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Plain Top Pilsner, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 12/23/2019
Aroma isn't overly complicated, just slightly sweet cereal grains with a touch of floral hops... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Body Guards of the Galaxy, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/22/2019
Wow. Awesome nose that punches you in the face with orange, pineapple, and papaya. Warmth brings... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Maiden City flight, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/21/2019
Got to run over and partake in some of the Maiden City anniversary festivities tonight and had a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Jubilee, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 12/20/2019
Big west coast IPA notes as a very prominent pine hits the nose, backed by some lighter citrus and... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 1): Bourbon Barrel Aged El Chaco, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/19/2019
For their 3rd Anniversary Party, Maiden City has dropped this hazelnut coffee delight into some... (see more)