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: Batch Number 036: Black Peach Gose, Nowhere In Particular (OH)

Written On: 12/09/2019
Very muted nose that has vague notes of peach skin and an odd, cola-like component that doesn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 12/08/2019
Nose really pops with notes of sweeter fruits like apricot, mango, and pineapple. Auxiliary notes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tasting

Written On: 12/07/2019
On a night when multiple excellent bottles were opened, it ended up being a couple of meads that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/06/2019
Every Black Friday for the last 9 or 10 years, I've gone out and purchased some of the annual... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Trivet, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/05/2019
Quite a bit of cranberry and lemon peel on the nose, with a touch of coriander, but otherwise a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentuckified Hazy IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/04/2019
It doesn't get much more "Kentucky Proud" than this...malt, hops, and yeast all sourced from KY... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry Tart Ale, Tröegs Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 12/03/2019
Light raspberry and hints of lemon atop a bit of funk and a very subtle wheat. Lacto provides a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Hero, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/02/2019
Lifting this glass to the nose leaves no doubt...this thing is loaded with Citra hops. Big... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Breakfast Baba Yaga, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/01/2019
Better late than never as I finally get over to enjoy some of the Ethereal 5th Anniversary party.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batch Number 037 Pomegranate Creamsicle Sour, Nowhere In Particular (OH)

Written On: 11/30/2019
Nothing on the nose that would cause me to immediately say 'pomegranate', but I do get some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snoochie Boochies, Forbidden Root Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 11/29/2019
Orange peel and a pretty solid lemon note on the nose, backed by pineapple and tropical fruits.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 30th Anniversary Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City)

Written On: 11/28/2019
Tons of dark fruit on the nose with grapes, figs, plums, and prunes being joined by burnt sugars... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Skipping Stone, Jackie O's Brewery (OH)

Written On: 11/27/2019
A beer that's been around for a while, but for some reason has always escaped me. Fantastic nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tasting Room: Imperial Sweet Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels, Boulevard Brewing (CO)

Written On: 11/26/2019
The third and final beer from the variety pack, this one features a pretty prominent bourbon note... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Straight Cloudz, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written On: 11/25/2019
Plenty of juicy fruits on the nose, leaning toward apricot, papaya, and pineapple. A little herbal... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tomorrow Who's Gonna Fuss? 3xDH IIIPA, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 11/24/2019
Sweet, juicy nose that is just loaded with with mango, guava, apricot, and pineapple. Honey and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snakes On A Plane, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/23/2019
As I've gotten older, navigating this beer "journey", I've become less enamored with hype and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fancy Space Art IPA, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/22/2019
No fruit, no adjuncts, no frills. Just hops. Juicy, pungent, delicious hops. Loaded aroma features... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peppermint Mocha Stout (L) and Honey Crisp Cider (R), Country Boy Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/21/2019
 Two beverages on the opposite ends of the spectrum, for sure. Nate's Coffee Stout gets a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Belgian-Style Dark Ale, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 11/20/2019
The second of the three beer mixed six is no less delicious than the first. Wonderful nose of... (see more)