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: Blueberry Chocolate Chip Maple Bourbon Pancakes: Baba Yaga (2021), Ethereal (Lex)

Written On: 02/10/2021
Awesome nose delivers on the name in spades. Big blueberry note up front. But just when you think... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Three Nights Only, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 02/09/2021
Back to my friends to our west tonight for this single hopped, triple New England IPA. Ripe... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Where Rubo Go?, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 02/08/2021
Fantastic aroma as this hop combo seems to sit right in my wheelhouse. Big punch of tangerine and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: A New Riff on Braggot, Maiden City Brewing (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 02/07/2021
This pandemic has stolen many things from us. Personally, socially, economically...they all mean... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Odinadtsat, Monnik Beer Co. (Louisville)

Written On: 02/06/2021
I say from time to time that some beers just don't require a detailed dissection or attempts at... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mayan Mocha Stout, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 02/05/2021
This one has been around for a while, but for some reason I've never ticked it. Anyway...fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sir Peché, Tröegs Independent Brewing (PA)

Written On: 02/04/2021
Aroma smacks with a huge hit of Brettanomyces, super funky, with maybe the most prevalent "horse... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Salmon Fly Honey Rye, Madison River Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 02/03/2021
Sweet cereal grains and light honey on the nose. Nothing about this says rye beer to me. Sweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shaky Staves, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 02/02/2021
Started this one off a bit cold, which muted the aroma for sure. A little aeration and warmth... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections Vol. 3: Blackberry & Mango Slushee Sour, Mirror Twin (Lex)

Written On: 02/01/2021
The latest installment in the Sour Reflections series is just as delicious as its predecessors.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ruffian Nate's Espresso, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 01/31/2021
Nose is rich milk chocolate with charred malts and plenty of roasted coffee bean. Thick and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Let's Make One Thing Perfectly Clear, Atrium/Mirror Twin (Louisvile / Lex)

Written On: 01/30/2021
No beating around the bush here...this is excellent. Nose is full of citrus, mango, and berries.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vanilla Orange Ruffian, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 01/29/2021
First things first...if you aren't a fan of the orange and chocolate combo, you aren't going to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cinnamon Bun Baba: Baba Yaga 2021, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/28/2021
Aroma kicks off as mostly the base beer...chocolate, roasted malts, and a healthy dose of bourbon.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Quadolith, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/27/2021
Riffing on their very successful Coconut Monolith, Rock House takes a lighter bodied Belgian quad... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ruffian Toasted Almond & Coconut, Blue Stallion Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written On: 01/26/2021
Count me among those that are happy to see Blue Stallion thumb their nose at the reinheitsgebot to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Two of Tarts, Upland Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 01/25/2021
Passionfruit and lemon make up the bulk of the nose, warming to include some brine. Moderately... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Biscotti Baba: Baba Yaga 2021, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 01/24/2021
Sometimes describing a good beer requires breaking things down, layer by layer, as was the case... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coffee Dunked Chocolate Donut Baba: Baba Yaga 2021, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lex)

Written On: 01/23/2021
I guess for beer nerds, you can count today's "Interim Baba Day" as a small bright spot in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: For Fruits Sake, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 01/22/2021
Mostly orange peel, grapefruit, and just the faintest hint of strawberry on the nose. I like the... (see more)