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: II:The Prairie-Grass Dividing (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 03/29/2020
Inevitably, some beers get shuffled around in my fridge, pushed farther back with each release of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Martin Denny Complex, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/28/2020
Great beer for such a warm, beautiful day. Passionfruit practically leaps from the glass, tropical... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood Orange Margarita Gose, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/27/2020
First things first...yes, the label does appear to "glow." Tart nose of citrus peel, salt... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lemon-Ginger Zombie White Ale, Catawba Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 03/26/2020
Even without seeing the label, the aroma leaves little doubt as to the presence of ginger in this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Smack, Chandeleur Island Brewing Co (MS)

Written On: 03/25/2020
Pineapple, light mango, and some tangerine on the nose. Little bit of bread crust and pine as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peak Conditions, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 03/24/2020
I drank this. Then I looked it up on all of the national beer rating sites. Then I said, "either... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Guava Colada, Trimtab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/23/2020
Nose is really heavy with guava and lime, but not a ton of coconut. Hints of mango, tangerine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nimbus, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/22/2020
Fantastic nose with peach, papaya, and mango along with a light, cake-like malt backing. A little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Static Ch. 2, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/21/2020
Candied orange and hints of pineapple lead the way on the nose, layered over a light pine and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gulf Coast IPA, Ghost Train Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/20/2020
Nothing groundbreaking here, just a good, solid IPA. Nicely balanced citrus and pine aroma that... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/19/2020
Not a ton going on in the aroma department...the expected cranberries for sure, with auxiliary... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Runaway Train, Ghost Train Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/18/2020
Nice nose of mango, pineapple, and tangerine with a light cut-grass component. Super soft on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Midnight Gose, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/17/2020
Continuing on my Alabama kick with this tasty treat. Really unusual nose that does a great job of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Don't Take Your Margarita for Pomegranate, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/16/2020
Big punch of pomegranate juice on the nose, but plenty of lime, sour apple, and tart berries as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Euphoria Now, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/15/2020
Nose just screams tropical as the passionfruit and guava really pop up front. Auxiliary notes of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HOPness Haze IPA, Catawba Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 03/14/2020
A little bit bland on the nose. Mostly just light orange, grapefruit, and hints of herbal grasses.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil' Miss Sour, Chandeleur Island Brewing Co (MS)

Written On: 03/13/2020
Certainly the expected tangerine on the nose, but plenty of wheat bread and floral qualities as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hempanator 2: Hempment Day, Serda Brewing (Mobile, AL)

Written On: 03/12/2020
Loaded with Simcoe and Columbus hops, this one features an aroma that ranges from citrus and berry... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Loda Biergarten flight

Written On: 03/11/2020
Quick rundown, starting at the top: Pilsner, Ferus Artisan Ales (AL). Not a bad beer at all, just... (see more)

Year of New Beer: TrimTab flight, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/10/2020
I've had the opportunity to enjoy many beers from this brewery, but had never been to the taproom... (see more)