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: Where The Buffalo Roam, Cameron's Brewing Co (Ontario)

Written On: 12/10/2018
A barrel aged barleywine, in a 16oz can, for less than four bucks? I'll bite. Nose has really... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Biggie, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/09/2018
Nose features muted tropical fruits, leaning mango, pineapple, papaya. Hops get a little dank with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Midnight Orange Stout, Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago)

Written On: 12/08/2018
The Bourbon County beers have always been about decadence, and this particular version is no... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Key Lime Pie, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/07/2018
Loads of lime zest with an earthy, slightly herbal hop note on the nose. Fairly similar on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Glitter Freeze (# 3) and Sobbing Mathematically (#13), Streetside (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/06/2018
Several good small pours today, but these two stood out for me. Glitter Freeze was a Berliner... (see more)

Year of New Beer: ├śl Dorado, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/05/2018
Very fruity nose with pear, mango, and candied orange. Dank boxwood with warmth. On the tongue... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/04/2018
Juicy on the nose with grapefruit and tangerine coming out slightly ahead of herbal grasses and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Plaid Habit, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 12/03/2018
Excellent nose. Dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, and a hefty dose of whisky. The tongue finds the... (see more)

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)