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: Hop Jack IPA, Blackstone Brewing (TN)

Written On: 04/09/2019
You know it's a throwback to old school IPAs when you can see through it. Citrus peel and caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Portly Stout, Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 04/08/2019
Fairly standard stout aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and mild coffee. Pretty roasty on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: TANG Hill, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 04/07/2019
Honestly not a ton on the aroma. Pretty subdued candied orange and just a bit of sweet malt base.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Smash, Commonwealth Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 04/06/2019
Sour candy-like fruits on the nose with pink grapefruit and lime nudging out the guava. Just a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Smoked Porter, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 04/05/2019
Very nice nose that certainly features the bourbon aspect, but also allows chocolate, dark fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Orange You Glad It's Not Another Hazy Pun, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/04/2019
New Beer, But Not Quite New Beer.  I really enjoyed this beer when it first came out for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lemonade Lager, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 04/04/2019
Very subdued nose that eventually warms to release lemongrass and a very light ginger atop... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Haze and Back Again, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/03/2019
Grapefruit, pineapple, and mango on the nose, with a touch of a resinous tone as the temperature... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citrannati, Wooden Cask Brewing Co (Newport, KY)

Written On: 04/02/2019
OK, I'm just going to have to assume that the 2 beers I've tried from this brewery have been old... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cloud Walker, Victory Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 04/01/2019
Grapefruit and tangerine for sure on the nose, with another note that seems to waver between berry... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry Truffle W-n-B, Terrapin Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 03/31/2019
Nice coffee and chocolate on the nose, with hints of tart berries developing through the glass.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barreled El Chaco, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 03/30/2019
The nose is greeted right away by a burst of coffee, rich and robust in its presentation. Bourbon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pink Brut IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/29/2019
Brewing with Pink Boots Society members nationwide, the ladies of Country Boy have whipped up a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Seventh Street Runoff, Wooden Cask Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 03/28/2019
Somewhat muddled nose of caramel, sweet grains, and light bread crust. Not necessarily bad things... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snakes In A Cabin, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/27/2019
To close out their 7th Birthday Celebration, W6th adds this beast of a variant to the already... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 82 Nutty Bars Walk Into A Keg, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/26/2019
Using their milk stout Cowabunga Dude as the base, MT gives it a chocolate peanut butter twist... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citra Beam, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/25/2019
With a nose of mostly orange and apricot, this one builds on a base that, on the surface anyway... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Southlandia, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/24/2019
Not some of my best photography, but this one didn't stay in the glass long enough for a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Basic Beach, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 03/23/2019
Tart nose of peach, lemon, and baked bread. Both the kiwi and strawberry are extremely subtle.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Larry's Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 03/22/2019
The label promises passionfruit and lime, and the aroma does not disappoint, allowing both to come... (see more)