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: Deth By Currants, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/22/2018
Great nose as the currants pop, coming off like fresh blackberries and cherries. Enough vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Resilience IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 12/21/2018
Sierra Nevada supplied the ingredients, and Country Boy, along with over 1000 other breweries... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stout Aged In Bulleit Bourbon Barrel, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House

Written On: 12/20/2018
Nose starts off with sweet, dark fruits and hints of caramel. Warmth allows for a bit more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Deth's Tar, Revolution Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 12/19/2018
Black as night with a deep, dark aroma to match. Rich chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Miss Daisy, Zaftig Brewing (OH)

Written On: 12/18/2018
Bright citrus that leans toward lemon on the nose. Bread crust and a bit of dry grass with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written On: 12/17/2018
Charred malts, bitter chocolate, and traces of soy on the nose. Not much improvement on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Gravel Pit Porter with Coffee, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/16/2018
Nate's Coffee leads the way on the nose, rich and bold against earthy oak and spice. I love the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Vibes and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017

Written On: 12/15/2018
Coconut Vibes, Shared (St. Louis) and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oddjob, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/14/2018
Grapefruit peel, candied pineapple, and some dry grasses with warmth. On the tongue, initial... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Breakfast of Stallions, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/13/2018
Since I didn't catch this one back when it was released, I was happy to see it on tap tonight.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pac, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/12/2018
Somewhat generic citrus aroma, mostly orange and grapefruit. Slightly herbal with warmth. Quite a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Drift Racer, Bear Republic Brewing (CA)

Written On: 12/11/2018
The label says hazy, but this isn't really all that far removed from traditional IPAs. Nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Where The Buffalo Roam, Cameron's Brewing Co (Ontario)

Written On: 12/10/2018
A barrel aged barleywine, in a 16oz can, for less than four bucks? I'll bite. Nose has really... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Biggie, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/09/2018
Nose features muted tropical fruits, leaning mango, pineapple, papaya. Hops get a little dank with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Midnight Orange Stout, Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago)

Written On: 12/08/2018
The Bourbon County beers have always been about decadence, and this particular version is no... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Key Lime Pie, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/07/2018
Loads of lime zest with an earthy, slightly herbal hop note on the nose. Fairly similar on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Glitter Freeze (# 3) and Sobbing Mathematically (#13), Streetside (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/06/2018
Several good small pours today, but these two stood out for me. Glitter Freeze was a Berliner... (see more)

Year of New Beer: ├śl Dorado, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/05/2018
Very fruity nose with pear, mango, and candied orange. Dank boxwood with warmth. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shakedown, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/04/2018
Juicy on the nose with grapefruit and tangerine coming out slightly ahead of herbal grasses and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Plaid Habit, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 12/03/2018
Excellent nose. Dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, and a hefty dose of whisky. The tongue finds the... (see more)