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: Double Mele Kalikirocka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/28/2020
Is it possible to stuff a tropical island into a can? A luau maybe? Because I think this is what... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/27/2020
For my money, a gose is the best base for fruit additions, and this one just reinforces my belief.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Space Vibes, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/26/2020
Going old school, West Coast style on this one, and it's evident from the jump. Nose is loaded... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sense of Somewhat Normalcy, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/25/2020
Very light tropical notes of pineapple and mango are joined by more herbal tones with hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Stingray Shuffle, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written On: 07/24/2020
Overall mild nose features melon, strawberry, hints of peach and lemon, as well as a light, dry... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coolship Lager, OEC Brewing (CT)

Written On: 07/23/2020
I enjoy beers loaded with extras as much as anyone. But sometimes, it's nice to sit back and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ernest Gose To The Brewery, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/22/2020
Nice berry-forward aroma, with the advertised boysenberries definitely up front, with backing... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rationality Shall Run Its Course, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/21/2020
So they threw a ton of different hops in here, and they somehow managed to deliver an incredibly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Neon Ghosts, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/20/2020
Clean, tropical nose features some pineapple and mango, along with hints of tangerine and herbal... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Tantrum, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery (Chimney Rock, NC)

Written On: 07/19/2020
The nose features decent amounts of pineapple and orange, with maybe a touch of mango. Warmth lets... (see more)


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

Written On: 07/18/2020
Nose is dominated by the tangerine, which comes off a touch sweet. Guava comes on late, but is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tokyo Style Gose (for Takashi Mizutani), Zebulon Artisan Ales (Weaverville, NC)

Written On: 07/17/2020
Made the short drive north of Asheville to visit this gem of a brewery, and everything I tasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unicorn Death Wish, Bhramari Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 07/16/2020
Got to try a few new ones today, but this one stood out. Pretty subtle nose, with a light fruit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Gavel Banger, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/14/2020
Pineapple, grapefruit, and hints of pine on the nose. Big candied fruit note hits the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Mango Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/13/2020
The second of the three new cans MT dropped over the weekend, and much like the Double Mosaic... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unemployment's Last Punch Line, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/12/2020
Nose is filled with lime, cherry, green apple, and hints of raspberry. On the tongue, this one... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Mosaic Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/11/2020
Cranking out ridiculously tasty haze has become old hat for these guys. They're all pretty solid.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy Wonder, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 07/10/2020
First off, this looks hazier in my picture than it did in reality. Overall, just a mild citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Surette Reserva Sour Cherry, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 07/09/2020
Picked this up from the discount shelf at Liquor Box, and couldn't be happier that I did. Funky... (see more)


Year of New Beer: GIF, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 07/08/2020
Nice aroma of roasted malts and light chocolate. A little earthy with some char and coffee notes... (see more)