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: Salted Maple 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 06/12/2019
Fairly underwhelming nose...mostly chocolate with some roasty malts, maybe a touch of vanilla, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Daikaiju, Banded Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 06/11/2019
Nice citrus aroma of orange and light grapefruit that smooths out to melon with warmth. Slight... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chopper Series: Banana Daiquiri, Southern Grist Brewing (TN)

Written On: 06/10/2019
Initially, lime dominates the nose. Just a few minutes in the glass, however, brings a banana... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Terry Meets Julie, Singlecut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 06/09/2019
 Tart raspberries jump to the nose, backed by hints of green apple and lemon. Light wheat... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 1): Barbe O'Riley, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/08/2019
Barbe uses a new hop varietal to produce a very unusual fruitiness that is tinged with slightly... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 2): Borders + Boundaries, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written On: 06/08/2019
Borders + Boundaries is just a big fruit bomb. Tropical notes of mango and guava blend nicely with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Premiere IPA Double Dry Hopped, Interboro Spirits and Ales (NY)

Written On: 06/07/2019
Grapefruit peel and hints of mango manage to stay just ahead of an herbal, chive-like note on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sea Hag IPA, New England Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 06/06/2019
Grapefruit and pineapple strike the nose initially, followed by some pine and light floral notes.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mill House Brewing Flight (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Written On: 06/05/2019
Couldn't decide on one, so I had tasters of several. Starting on the left is Velvet Panda, a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shake (Passion Fruit & Guava Milkshake IPA), Abandoned Building Brewery (MA)

Written On: 06/04/2019
As expected, the two labeled fruits are very noticeable on the nose, along with hints of peach and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Vol. I: Forma Futura, Little Blind (NY)

Written On: 06/03/2019
So as it turns out, this is the first offering from Little Blind, gypsy brewed at Great South Bay... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pinstripe Pils, Blue Point Brewing (NY)

Written On: 06/02/2019
Even though it's basically a glorified Budweiser, this one was pretty much a no-brainer as I took... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Iron Hill Brewery Flight (Philadelphia)

Written On: 06/01/2019
When you can see the brewery from your hotel room, you have to visit, right? On the left is Philly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 05/31/2019
Mild aroma of citrus and dry, floral grasses. Hints of bread crust and slight caramel. Flavor is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Más Agave, Founders Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 05/30/2019
If you're a Founders fan, let's face it...the Barrel Aged Series has basically sucked for... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Digit Hazy IPA, Avery Brewing Co (CO)

Written On: 05/29/2019
Pretty nice tropical fruit on the nose, with some mango and pineapple hitting early, backed up by... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Key Lime Pie Gose, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/28/2019
I love goses in general, and I'm becoming convinced that Key Lime versions of the style are... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 22 Anniversary Ale, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written On: 05/27/2019
For tonight's new beer, I go old. Rich nose of caramel, cooked apples, yeast, and whiskey. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Enchanter, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 05/26/2019
Snuck a picture in the comfy home bar of my friend Jeff. Roasty with a really nice nutty... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Summer Refreshment Edition

Written On: 05/25/2019
Two new beers today, and they couldn't be more diametrically opposed. On the left is Keypunch... (see more)