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: Snoochie Boochies, Forbidden Root Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 11/29/2019
Orange peel and a pretty solid lemon note on the nose, backed by pineapple and tropical fruits.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 30th Anniversary Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City)

Written On: 11/28/2019
Tons of dark fruit on the nose with grapes, figs, plums, and prunes being joined by burnt sugars... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Skipping Stone, Jackie O's Brewery (OH)

Written On: 11/27/2019
A beer that's been around for a while, but for some reason has always escaped me. Fantastic nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tasting Room: Imperial Sweet Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels, Boulevard Brewing (CO)

Written On: 11/26/2019
The third and final beer from the variety pack, this one features a pretty prominent bourbon note... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Straight Cloudz, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written On: 11/25/2019
Plenty of juicy fruits on the nose, leaning toward apricot, papaya, and pineapple. A little herbal... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tomorrow Who's Gonna Fuss? 3xDH IIIPA, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 11/24/2019
Sweet, juicy nose that is just loaded with with mango, guava, apricot, and pineapple. Honey and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Snakes On A Plane, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/23/2019
As I've gotten older, navigating this beer "journey", I've become less enamored with hype and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fancy Space Art IPA, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/22/2019
No fruit, no adjuncts, no frills. Just hops. Juicy, pungent, delicious hops. Loaded aroma features... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Peppermint Mocha Stout (L) and Honey Crisp Cider (R), Country Boy Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/21/2019
 Two beverages on the opposite ends of the spectrum, for sure. Nate's Coffee Stout gets a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Belgian-Style Dark Ale, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 11/20/2019
The second of the three beer mixed six is no less delicious than the first. Wonderful nose of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Army Had a Half Day, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 11/19/2019
Really nice, more traditional west coast IPA. Plenty of grapefruit and dry grasses on the nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Whiskey & Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City)

Written On: 11/18/2019
This is the first of three new beers in the Tasting Room Variety pack. If you were to be served... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Operation Plowshare, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/17/2019
Tart blackberries dominate the aroma, with hints of plums, sour grapes, and very subtle vanilla.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mayan Sacrifice, Darkness Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/16/2019
The beer menu made no mention of this being a golden stout, instead listing it only as... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Restless Nights, Boulevard Brewing Co/Modern Times Beer (MO/CA)

Written On: 11/15/2019
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and light bourbon take turns tripping the olfactory nerve. Hints of oak... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wheezing The Juice, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/14/2019
The name may be the same, but the beer gets a new look this time around. Whereas the first canned... (see more)


Year of New Beer: S'more Gratitude, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/13/2019
Two nights in a row with MadTree, and this one is a bit more to my liking. Cocoa powder and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coffee Table, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/12/2019
Pretty nice coffee aroma layered over some cereal grains, honey, and a slightly nutty background.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Home Sweet Home, Fifty West Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/11/2019
Seven hours ago, I was mowing grass. Now, with the temperature plummeting and the snow falling... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Desserts and Beer pairing at Rock House

Written On: 11/10/2019
The flight included a couple (that I'm sure of) new beers for me. First up was Turn to Stone... (see more)