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: Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Playalinda Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 12/28/2019
Not the best picture, but I guess it's fitting that my phone focused on some of the awesome... (see more)

Year of New Beer: (L) Rome City IPA, Brew Hub (FL) and (R) White Beer, Ginga Kogen Beer Co (Japan)

Written On: 12/27/2019
Started dinner with a juicy, citrusy IPA that smacks you with orange atop a toasted bread crust... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/26/2019
Candied orange and pineapple that comes off a bit like gummy bears on the nose. Pretty similar to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: County Series: Montgomery, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/25/2019
For the latest installment in the series, West 6th takes their already delicious Christmas ale and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oh...No!, Mirror Twin Brewing Co/Streetside Brewery (Lexington/Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/24/2019
Not a lot I can say about this that hasn't already been said the last few days. Fantastic nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Plain Top Pilsner, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 12/23/2019
Aroma isn't overly complicated, just slightly sweet cereal grains with a touch of floral hops... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Body Guards of the Galaxy, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/22/2019
Wow. Awesome nose that punches you in the face with orange, pineapple, and papaya. Warmth brings... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Maiden City flight, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/21/2019
Got to run over and partake in some of the Maiden City anniversary festivities tonight and had a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Jubilee, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 12/20/2019
Big west coast IPA notes as a very prominent pine hits the nose, backed by some lighter citrus and... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 1): Bourbon Barrel Aged El Chaco, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/19/2019
For their 3rd Anniversary Party, Maiden City has dropped this hazelnut coffee delight into some... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 2): Marionberry & Lavender Sour Ale, Deschutes Brewery (OR)

Written On: 12/19/2019
No point in trying to find any positives here, because there are none. If you're close to my age... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Holiday Ale, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 12/18/2019
Fairly sweet nose of bready grains and a light cooked apple. Slightly nutty with a toasted bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Vortex, Upland Brewing (IN)

Written On: 12/17/2019
Leaning toward more traditional IPAs, this one features a lot of fruit on the nose...papaya... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hologram, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/16/2019
Straight fruit slushie on the nose with tart blueberries and currants getting softened by the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Big Bad Baptist Vanilla Brandy Barrel Aged Stout, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written On: 12/15/2019
Hits the nose with a ton of roasted coffee bean and cocoa powder. Little to no vanilla or brandy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 20,000 Leagues Under the Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/14/2019
Fairly straightforward aroma of pineapple and juicy orange that translates well to the tongue.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: OK Boomer, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/13/2019
Haven't been able to get over and catch many of the 12 Haze of Christmas beers, but I'm glad I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/12/2019
After being incredibly disappointed by the Cafe de Olla, I came into this one with lowered... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Operation Flintlock: Peanut Butter, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/11/2019
Huuuge peanut butter aroma all but overpowers the coffee and vanilla, with warmth finally allowing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saison De Punchem Blend No. 2, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written On: 12/10/2019
Great aroma opens with some red wine, tart peach, and a little dry hay. Opens up with warmth... (see more)