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: Juice Box Hero, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/12/2019
With haze ruling the IPA world these days, sometimes it's nice to have something a little... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Twisted Monkey, Victory Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 09/11/2019
OK, this is just terrible. The nose carries a syrupy sweet fruit, not sure I'd call it mango... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hurricane Gose, Hi-Wire Brewing/Urban South Brewery (Asheville/New Orleans)

Written On: 09/10/2019
Lots of fruit listed on the label, but the aroma seems to be primarily cherry and orange peel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 4th & Gold, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 09/09/2019
The description claims grapefruit peel and a load of Cascade, Comet, Citra, and Centennial hops.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Paloma Gose Batch 4693, Schlafly (St. Louis)

Written On: 09/08/2019
Perfect brew for a warm afternoon. Plenty of lime and grapefruit to go along with a slight brine... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Blueberry Raspberry Lime Fruitsicle, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 09/07/2019
Smells as good as it looks, with tons of fruit popping from the start. The raspberry commands the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 2019 Fest of Ales Edition

Written On: 09/06/2019
While the FOA may have taken a brief sabbatical in 2018, it returned with a vengeance this year... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coconut Nephilim, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/05/2019
Chocolate syrup, roasty malt, mild coffee, and just a hint of coconut on the nose. Sweet and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brugge City Brune, Munkle Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 09/04/2019
Light caramel with hints of raisin and dried tobacco alongside a baked bread note. Very nice... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Killer Robots, Black Acre Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/03/2019
Ginger is a polarizing ingredient...it's love or hate for most people. I happen to like it, so I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Zirkusfest, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 09/02/2019
Fairly standard aroma for the style...caramel, bread crust, nutty, a bit grainy. All transition to... (see more)


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

Written On: 09/01/2019
Poolside with this briny, citrusy treat is about as close to "beach" as I could get today. Lime... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Two Hearted Ale, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 08/31/2019
It's a question I hear often--"What's the best beer you've ever had?" Honestly, I don't know... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Passionfruit, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 08/30/2019
The namesake passionfruit is present in abundance, joined by lesser notes of lemon, pineapple, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hootie, Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn)

Written On: 08/29/2019
Been quite some time since I've sampled anything from Sixpoint, and this one does not disappoint.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: All Y'all, Prairie Artisan Ales/American Solera (OK)

Written On: 08/28/2019
All about the tropical fruits as mango and pineapple lead the way ahead of a light herbal note.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Haze Against The Machine, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/27/2019
HazePalooza comes to National Avenue on Saturday, bringing multiple one-offs in the taproom, as... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Underground Mountain Brown, Founders Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 08/26/2019
Outside of Más Agave, which was polarizing (but I loved), the Barrel Aged series from... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Norwegian Kiwi, Ricky Burdette/Boy Meets Wort (Louisville)

Written On: 08/25/2019
Really nice nose that starts floral and just a bit dusty. Warms to allow a mild yeast and citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Freedom of Speach, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 08/24/2019
More often than not, seeing the word "Session" on the label means a drop in flavor that rivals... (see more)