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: Madison County, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/12/2019
One week stands between us beer nerds and the Big Beers 2019 event at West 6th. Biggest of all... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Series: Grapefruit IPA, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written On: 01/11/2019
When the first thing you notice about your IPA is how sweet it smells, you know you're in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mozango, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 01/10/2019
Mango certainly pops on the nose, with auxiliary notes of pineapple, berries, and earthy hops. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Americana, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 01/09/2019
So I actually forgot to take a picture of the beer in my glass, so here's a close up of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sixfold I: Wild Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/08/2019
So apparently this beer has been around for a few years now, but I haven't tried it. Not sure if... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Peach Dank Juice, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 01/07/2019
Not as much on the nose as I was expecting, at least initially. Tart peach and a little lemon zest... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written On: 01/06/2019
Opens with an herbal, dank note that turns fruity with some aeration and warmth. Pineapple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Café Deth, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 01/05/2019
Very nicely balanced nose of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and charred malts. Taste manages to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caged Wisdom, Offside Ales (MI)

Written On: 01/04/2019
Fairly muted nose that offers up a mild citrus with hints of honey, pineapple, and bread crust.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Betelgeuse Rosé Sour, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/03/2019
Tart berries, hints of red wine vinegar, and bread dough along with a funky, earthy tilt as it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juicy Lucy, Zaftig Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 01/02/2019
Pretty traditional IPA here. Nice citrus-forward nose, but there's enough toasted grains to make... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy New Year Guava, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/01/2019
Got to try a few variants of the Hazy New Year New England IPA today, but I think this was my... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written On: 12/31/2018
Closing out seven years of new beers. 2,557 straight days of tasting a beer I've never tasted... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/30/2018
Simple and straightforward, this one takes a solid gose base and gives it a touch of the holidays... (see more)

Year of New Beer: German Chocolate Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/29/2018
 Given that this is a variant of such an excellent beer to begin with, it's probably not... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Fruit Golden Ale, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 12/28/2018
Nose is more subdued than I expected, with some mango, peach, and pineapple alongside honey and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Schnee Boot, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written On: 12/27/2018
Starts with a fairly generic fruit and alcohol on the nose. With warmth, the fruits become more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/25/2018
So much on the nose, with caramel, dates, nutmeg, ginger, and bourbon all present. The tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 12/24/2018
Truth in advertising as the label proclamation of coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs comes through in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 25th Anniversary Blonde de L'enfer, Unibroue (Quebec)

Written On: 12/23/2018
Apple, pear, and white grape all show up on the nose alongside the clove and light shortbread.... (see more)