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: One-Eyed Jacques, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/18/2020
Cocoa powder and toasted bread crust on the nose, with a sweeter chocolate building as it warms.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Friend Zone, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 06/17/2020
I wish this could've been in a glass to better appreciate the appearance, but rest assured, it... (see more)


Peach Hard Candy, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/16/2020
No doubt about the peach aspect of this one as you pour it into the glass. Dominant, and a little... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 1): Big Boi Map, Next Level Brewing Co (Knoxville)

Written On: 06/15/2020
Nose is fairly subtle, with mostly orange and some grapefruit rind. Just a bit of herbal... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 2): This Unemployment is Kiwing Me, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/15/2020
The Unemployment Lime sour has lent itself well to a series of variants, and this is another... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ride It Out, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/14/2020
Lots of citrus on the nose, seemingly more orange and tangerine than grapefruit, but good... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blueberry Birthday Cake, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/13/2020
So this legitimately smells like blueberry cake batter or muffin mix. The berry aroma is present... (see more)


Year of New Beer: No More Lactose, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/12/2020
RH takes their basic blonde, Karen, and gives it a shot of childhood memories. How so? By pumping... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Roarin' Waters, 3rd Turn Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 06/11/2020
Definitely get the marshmallow hit on the nose initially, with a strawberry, light fruit punch... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wheezing the Juice: Black Currant, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/10/2020
Although black currant is the featured ingredient, the nose on this also offers suggestions of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tiramiss You, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/09/2020
OK, first of all, tiramisu is probably my favorite dessert of all-time, so maybe a little power of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mango Tango, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/08/2020
Back to National Avenue for today's new beer, MT's Mirror Monday small batch release. No doubt... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Citra Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/07/2020
It's almost not fair when a brewery does haze as well as MT, then they go and ramp up the... (see more)


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

Written On: 06/06/2020
The aroma on this is just straight banana pudding. Obviously plenty of bananas with just the right... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shaking Off That Quarantine Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/05/2020
Peach skin and mango, with lighter notes of melon and grapefruit on the nose. Really soft and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wake Me Up Before You Coconut Porter, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/04/2020
Up until the last day or so, this can represented the latest iteration of RH Brewing's coconut... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Raspberry Cider, Broken Throne Brewing (Pikeville, KY)

Written On: 06/03/2020
Really nice nose of raspberry, sweet apple, and white grape. Pretty sweet on the tongue with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Haze Everybody, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/02/2020
Loads of fruit on the nose with grapefruit, apricot, and peach skin, even a hint of lemon. Aroma... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gollysnotcher, Broken Throne Brewing (Pikeville, KY)

Written On: 06/01/2020
This one starts off with a nose of citrus, pineapple, and just a hint of passion fruit. Gets a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pink Lemonade, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/31/2020
Missed this one during the very limited release a few weeks back, very happy to see it return in... (see more)