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: Bourbon Barrel Aged Nate's Coffee Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 02/06/2020
Day 2 of the 8th Birthday Celebration sees one of the best coffee stouts around get the Weller... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 8th Anniversary Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 02/05/2020
It doesn't seem possible that eight years have passed since the Boys opened their doors, but here... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Barrel and Bean, Allagash Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 02/04/2020
Nose is more subdued than I was expecting, offering up caramel, toast, very mild coffee, and hints... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Imperial Balaton Raspberry Hill, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 02/03/2020
You could try and dissect this beer and possibly end up being more descriptive than necessary. It... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Theory of Abundance, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 02/02/2020
Mango, melon, and peach hit the nose initially. Warms to include some blueberry and a touch of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braincake, Parish Brewing (LA)

Written On: 02/01/2020
Hints of grapefruit to start; quickly pushed aside by berry, melon, and a touch of coconut. Gets a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Salty Oak flight, Salty Oak Brewing Co (Panama City, FL)

Written On: 01/31/2020
Since the rain kept me off the golf course today, I took the opportunity to visit this new spot... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Situational Ethics Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Honey Imperial Stout, Monday Night Bre

Written On: 01/30/2020
Nose opens with slightly bitter chocolate and roasty malts, but is joined in short order by spiced... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tequilacerbus, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written On: 01/29/2020
Another old beer that's new to me. The nose gives plenty of hints as to the amount of pucker that... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coming Soon...Sabro, Rubobrau (for now) (Louisville)

Written On: 01/28/2020
Absolutely fantastic aroma. Bright citrus and tropical fruits hit first, notably tangerine, mango... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Master Blend, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written On: 01/27/2020
I'll just start from the top and say this is the best beer I've had from Sixpoint, and I don't... (see more)


Year of New Beer: On The Wings of Armageddon, DC Brau (Washington, D.C.)

Written On: 01/26/2020
This is just straight-up, old school, imperial IPA. Aroma and taste feature tons of citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coming Soon...Mosaic, Rubobrau

Written On: 01/25/2020
Huge mango and papaya lead the way, with candied orange and a great gummy bear note as it opens... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 3 Hour Tour, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/24/2020
With the base coconut porter being low-key one of the best beers in Lex, I really wanted to make... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chico's Revenge Imperial Milk Stout, 2nd Shift Brewing (MO)

Written On: 01/23/2020
Nose is pretty much dominated by a sweet milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malt in the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nuttiest Professor, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written On: 01/22/2020
I never had this beer fresh, so I'm pretty sure I'm not getting the same experience that most... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (CA)

Written On: 01/21/2020
An ode to the classic west coast IPAs, this one throws grapefruit and pine front and center.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fantastic Haze Imperial IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (CA)

Written On: 01/20/2020
Big grapefruit, melon, and an overall candied citrus on the nose. Hints of honey and the slightest... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Puppy Slumber Party, Metazoa Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 01/19/2020
Slightly sweet milk chocolate with a solid roasted peanut note that builds with warmth. Quite a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Christmas Warmer, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/18/2020
The nose leaves little doubt as to what they were shooting for here, as this just screams... (see more)