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: Triple Citra Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written On: 11/01/2020
Most of the time, taking an IPA to 10% ABV and beyond will yield a hot, boozy mess. Leave it up to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bean's, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 10/31/2020
Is this beer with coffee in it? Or coffee with beer in it? I think the argument could be made for... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Malibu Medianoche, WeldWerks Brewing Co (CO)

Written On: 10/30/2020
Definitely one of those times when you know you're in for a treat the moment you put the glass to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pigs Ass, Harvest Moon Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/29/2020
Aroma hits about like I expected...chocolate malts, bread crust, nuts, and a very faint coffee.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Houston Haze, SpindleTap Brewery (TX)

Written On: 10/28/2020
Nothing mysterious here, just plenty of grapefruit and orange peel with a solid undercurrent of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: DDH Double Citra Daydream, Parish Brewing Co/Other Half Brewing Co (LA/NY)

Written On: 10/27/2020
Outstanding nose from the beginning with orange, pineapple, peach, and guava just a few of the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Black Is Beautiful, Parish Brewing Co (LA)

Written On: 10/26/2020
Very unusual nose to start. Comes off almost a bit sour, but does mellow to a more milky sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fog Runner, Pinthouse Pizza (Austin, TX)

Written On: 10/25/2020
Nose pops with so many fruit notes...pineapple, grapefruit, mango, peach...really nice. Hits the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Italian Style Pilsner, Jester King Brewery (TX)

Written On: 10/24/2020
Nose is mild, offering up light floral qualities alongside citrus and spiced grains. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: What Do Now?, Pinthouse Pizza (Austin, TX)

Written On: 10/23/2020
Wonderful nose of grapefruit and herbal grasses. Soft and juicy on the tongue. This beer deserves... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Dragons, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/22/2020
So I've had several beers that claimed dragon fruit as an ingredient, but I still don't know... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Root of All Evil, Havoc Mead (VT)

Written On: 10/21/2020
Very aromatic with just a ton of ginger and lemon verbena. On the tongue, this starts off a bit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Plumberry Buddies, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 10/20/2020
I'm all about the fruited goses, and this one is excellent. Nose hits first with juicy plum... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Barley Ridge Nut Brown Ale, Bitter Root Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/19/2020
Caramel, bread crust, nuts, and a touch of sweet pipe tobacco on the nose. Malts carry more of a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Grapefruit Supreme, Surly Brewing Co (MN)

Written On: 10/18/2020
With tomorrow's medical procedure necessitating the consumption of a much different beverage this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: New Farm Blend #2, Turtleback Ridge Brewery (KY)

Written On: 10/17/2020
Had my first brews from Turtleback a little over a year ago and was thoroughly impressed. Same... (see more)


Year of New Beer: - Russian Imperial Stout (for John Bonham), Zebulon Artisan Ales (NC)

Written On: 10/16/2020
Roasty nose of charred malts and baker's chocolate to kick things off. Opens up to allow some... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Big Amarillo Mood, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 10/15/2020
Big punch of candied orange kicks things off, with auxiliary notes of peach and some pretty dank... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tearing Flesh From Bone, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 10/14/2020
If you're a beer nerd, you know that pretty much anything from Burial is going to be good.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hop Pilot, Daredevil Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 10/13/2020
Nose leans primarily on orange and pineapple, but does have hints of pine and peach. Flavors seem... (see more)