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: American Beauty, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 03/21/2019
I didn't try this beer the first time it was brewed (2013), so I figured I'd grab one this go... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saison de Lis, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis)

Written On: 03/20/2019
Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, and hints of banana are joined by the perfume of chamomile on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Last Minute Decisions, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 03/19/2019
Really nice nose of pineapple, passion fruit, and mango, with the fruits presenting as candied... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Cashmere, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/18/2019
Bright nose of citrus, melon, and floral grasses. On the tongue, this presents with candied fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fussy IPA, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 03/17/2019
A trip down memory lane to the IPAs of yesteryear...aromas of grapefruit, pine, and toasted bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hulk Hands, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 03/16/2019
Fruit forward on the nose with tart peach and lemon standing out. Almost a sourdough bread lean... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sunlight Cream Ale, Sun King Brewing (Indianapolis)

Written On: 03/15/2019
Looking for something light tonight, and this fit the bill. Hints of orange, lemon, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Official, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 03/14/2019
Fairly subdued nose that comes off primarily as one-note, mostly tangerine. I can find hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ms. Violet 2018, To ├śl (Denmark)

Written On: 03/13/2019
So maybe this is beyond its "best by" date. Or maybe it's just not that good. At any rate, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: So You're Drinking Haze With Your Pals the Other Day, Mirror Twin (Lexington)

Written On: 03/12/2019
Citrus pops on the nose, with orange taking the lead over lesser notes of grapefruit and even a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 03/11/2019
A curveball right off the bat as this one pours much more golden amber than I was expecting... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boone's Farmhouse Ale, Dreaming Creek Brewery (Richmond, KY)

Written On: 03/10/2019
Solid saison aroma that starts spicy with a bit of clove before allowing traces of pear and white... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Girl on Fire, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/09/2019
Created by the ladies at Rock House to commemorate International Women's Day, this imperial stout... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Milk, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 03/08/2019
Big citrus note initially, settling in to a more tropical pineapple/mango as the glass warms. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dunst Bro, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 03/07/2019
Starts with a nose of tangerine and grapefruit before opening up to include more tropical notes of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Virgin Queen, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/06/2019
I've never been a big fan of red ales, but this is solid from the jump. Nice nose of caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Farmhouse Pale Ale, Oxbow Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 03/05/2019
Classic saison notes of spice and bread yeast combine with some underlying citrus on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hang 'Em High, Torn Label Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 03/04/2019
Candied orange, grapefruit, and pineapple really pop on the nose, following through to the taste... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Jamaican Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 03/03/2019
After a year-long slumber in barrels, this one emerges with deep notes of chocolate, brown sugar... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Radical Candor, Martin City Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 03/02/2019
Not hazy, but not exactly clear, either, pouring a caramel/tobacco color with orange, grapefruit... (see more)