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: Willettized Coffee Stout, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written On: 12/02/2018
After inexplicably leaving a bottle of this sitting on the shelf a few weeks back, I was lucky... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Brut IPA: Guava, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown).

Written On: 12/01/2018
The delicious, dry, Brut IPA proves to be a great base for experimentation as guava adds another... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oh, So Pretty, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 11/30/2018
Even with a cold, I still get plenty on the nose of this one. A bit funky, with nice saison spices... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batch # 027: Old School/New School IPA, Nowhere in Particular (OH)

Written On: 11/29/2018
With the beginnings of a sinus infection impairing my sense of smell, this one probably isn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chasing Rainbows Seven, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/28/2018
Tangerine, white grape, and hints of pineapple on the nose. Slightly floral but missing the dank... (see more)

Year of New Beer: I Like 'Em Real Thick and Juicy So Don't Pilate Nothin, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexin

Written On: 11/27/2018
This does not require a lot of description...it is over-the-top loaded with guava, and it's... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Candy Bar Baba, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/26/2018
Managed a quick stop this evening so I could try this before it disappears. Deep, rich nose of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Life Itself, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 11/25/2018
Pretty significant lime note on the nose with only subtle hints of lactose and graham cracker... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Another One, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/24/2018
Nose features a ton of grapefruit and pineapple with a solid undercurrent of spicy pine. More... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Breeder's Cup, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/23/2018
The only beer in the place I haven't tried, so...very nondescript nose, slightly floral with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oops (All the Berries), Ben Hoh/Chris Vandergrift homebrewed mead

Written On: 11/22/2018
This has been sitting in my fridge for over a year, so Thanksgiving lunch seemed like the perfect... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dank Dank, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 11/21/2018
All kinds of fruit on the nose, with most of it coming off as candied in nature. Tangerine, mango... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fall, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/20/2018
Cocoa powder, dark fruit, and a light coffee on the nose. On the tongue is a nice roast that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Solid Parody, Mile Wide Beer Company (Louisville)

Written On: 11/19/2018
Sweet chocolate, caramel, and a light coffee roast on the nose. Auxiliary notes of toast, dark... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Superposition, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/18/2018
Nose is bright with orange and grapefruit, backed by hints of cut grass and dry grains. Pretty... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/17/2018
In addition to the toasted coconut deliciousness of the regular Monolith, the brewers at Rock... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dinner, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/16/2018
As I approach seven straight years of trying a new beer every single day, I've come to realize... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Flora Obscura, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/15/2018
Nose is roasty with coffee bean and bitter chocolate atop earthy pine and floral hops. Pretty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Berried in the Bluegrass, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/14/2018
 A wild ale with blueberries and blackberries, this one brings the pucker in the best way.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Fuzz, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/13/2018
So I guess it probably would've made more sense to try this one's base beer, Fuzzbox, before... (see more)