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: Athena Paradiso (Tart Cherry, Raspberry, and Cranberry), Creature Comforts Brewing

Written On: 03/09/2020
Nothing over the top on the nose, just subtle hints of cherry and raspberry, but not sure I'd... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sports Television, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 03/08/2020
Pretty traditional nose of pineapple, tangerine, and cut grasses atop a mild honey malt. Still... (see more)

Year of New Beer: YABBA DABBA NO!, and (R) Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Beers, Mirror Twin (Lexington)

Written On: 03/07/2020
Made it over for the cereal beer tap takeover and tried a couple of nice brews. The Yabba takes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Cobbler, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 03/06/2020
Aroma does a pretty good job of emulating its namesake dessert as tart peaches dominate the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Me Blackberry & Honeysuckle Tea, DuClaw Brewing Co (MD)

Written On: 03/05/2020
Nose presents with lime and an overall generic tart berry aroma. Warmth does allow for a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dragonfruit Sour IPA, Untitled Art/Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending (WI/NC)

Written On: 03/04/2020
OK, this is just odd. Big floral notes on the nose, very perfume-like in nature. But there's also... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Outer Reality, Public Access Liquids (MA)

Written On: 03/03/2020
Fairly standard nose that carries orange and grapefruit along with milder tropical notes. Juicy on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mind Haze IPA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 03/02/2020
Definitely a tropical lean with some mango and pineapple leading the way. Plenty of melon and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Arbol Pepper Brain Check, Akasha Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 03/01/2020
Very complex nose features a rich chocolate note that is nearly fudge-like layered over a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Two Beers

Written On: 02/29/2020
Up first is Lightbringer, Rock House Brewing (Lexington). Really nice fruit notes of pear, apple... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Adam's Beard, Dry Ground Brewing (Paducah, KY)

Written On: 02/28/2020
Not a lot on the nose really, hints of apple, maybe a bit of spice. Definitely some apple and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citradamus, Melvin Brewing (WY)

Written On: 02/27/2020
Big notes of candied pineapple and orange marmalade on the nose, backed by a nice caramel malt.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Merlin, Firestone Walker Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 02/26/2020
Balanced nose of light chocolate, roasted malts, and nuts. Faint and slightly sweet coconut. More... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Atomic-Res, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written On: 02/25/2020
The can might say "New England Style", but nothing could be further from the truth. Like most... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Truck Chaser Creamsicle Double IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co (GA)

Written On: 02/24/2020
Candied orange and vanilla on the nose, with very little else standing out. Big orange note on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Midwest Clouds, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 02/23/2020
Hints of pineapple, mango, and grain husk on the nose, with really none of the pink guava... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Louisville Trip

Written On: 02/22/2020
Up first was the Toasted Coconut Brain Check, Akasha Brewing (Louisville). Nice, rich chocolate on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boom Crash Hopera, Beachwood Brewing/AleSmith Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/21/2020
Loads of candied pineapple and mango on the nose, with a significant caramel malt backbone. Hops... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Apologize Less 6, Birds Fly South Ale Project (SC)

Written On: 02/20/2020
Juicy with plenty of orange/tangerine, but not nearly the guava I was wanting. Soft with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batida with Passionfruit, Southern Grist Brewing Co/Finback Brewery (Nashville)

Written On: 02/19/2020
An aroma with loads of passionfruit, tangerine, lime, and coconut transports you straight to the... (see more)