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: Gaffel K├Âlsch, Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. (Germany)

Written On: 03/02/2021
Crisp, clean nose of cracker malts, hints of lemon, and mildly floral grasses. Simple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Groovy Juice, Fat Head's Brewery (OH)

Written On: 03/01/2021
Not sure why it has taken so long for Fat Head's to start distributing to KY, but they're... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Porter, Saugatuck Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 02/28/2021
Nice cocoa powder and peanut butter on the nose. Fairly smooth transition to the tongue with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections Vol. 5: Strawberry-Banana, Mirror Twin Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written On: 02/27/2021
This one pours THICK! Just as much smoothie as it is beer. Nose is pretty subtle overall, with the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Couch Coach, Falls City Beer (Louisville)

Written On: 02/26/2021
Pretty much what you would expect on the nose...cereal grains, a light, slightly floral note, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blue Raspberry, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 02/25/2021
So, obviously they chose to either Photoshop their label or maybe just photograph a different... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cream Team, Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

Written On: 02/24/2021
Revisiting another brewery that has sort of fallen off my radar the last few years. This one has a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: SA11

Written On: 02/23/2021
Hadn't picked up a beer from these guys in a long time so I decided to give this one a shot. Nice... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lemon Curd Milkshake IPA, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/22/2021
As expected, lemon practically jumps from the glass to the nose, bright and pungent. Warmth lets... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections v4: Blueberry, Raspberry, Cake Batter Slushee Sour, Mirror Twin

Written On: 02/21/2021
I love it when a beer tells you what it is on the label, then straight up delivers. Tons of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Red for Filth, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/20/2021
I'm not normally a fan of red ales, they just aren't my thing. But make one that tastes like... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Cabana Juice, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 02/19/2021
Very subdued nose that gives off mild pineapple and honestly not much else. Gets a bit more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Country Boy IX: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/Roasted Peanuts, Coffee, and Vanilla

Written On: 02/18/2021
I thought the base barrel aged stout I had two nights ago was awesome. This variant manages to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Party Favors, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written On: 02/17/2021
Nose features some nice candied tropical fruits, mostly mango and pineapple, with cursory notes of... (see more)

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

Written On: 02/16/2021
So for the last week or so, my Facebook memories have made it abundantly clear that we are missing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stereohopic Vol. 1, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 02/15/2021
Nose packs a great, traditional IPA punch with loads of citrus, pine, and a little weed. Hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hegemon, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 02/14/2021
Big aroma for a beer with no adjuncts or barrel aging. Heavy char, dark fruit, with hints of burnt... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hi-Wire Loves AVL: A Traditional Stout, Hi-Wire/Zebulon (Asheville/Weaverville)

Written On: 02/13/2021
Truth in advertising as this one keeps it old school. Simple but effective nose of bittersweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Barrel Aged Cherry Cordial Stout, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 02/12/2021
So you say you've procrastinated on that Valentine's Day gift? Well, if he (or she) is a fan of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hopped Cider, Wise Bird Cider Co/Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/11/2021
Honestly kinda forgot about this one, so I'm certainly not getting what the collaborators... (see more)