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: Big Little Thing, Sierra Nevada Brewing

Written On: 01/02/2021
Nose comes off as tropical initially, with mango and candied pineapple leading the way. Warms to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil' Mosaic Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written On: 01/01/2021
This beer deserves more than I have to give tonight. Suffice it to say that it does what it's... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devious Dankster, Odd13 Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/31/2020
Mostly orange peel and pineapple on the nose, warming to light pine. Pretty much the same on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ryeway to Heaven, Revolution Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 12/30/2020
Sweet, rich nose tells me I'm in for a treat. Caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and oak all make... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lampshade Party Ale, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 12/29/2020
Aroma reminds me a bit of Hopslam, at least initially. Lots of pineapple and sweet malt backbone... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Star Factory, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/28/2020
Good things come to those who wait. With reduced hours for the breweries and fewer trips to Lex... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry Hand Pie, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/27/2020
This one had been shuffled back in the fridge and was almost forgotten. Nose is pretty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gingerbread Snakes, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/25/2020
No mistaking the ginger on the nose as it hits early and dominates throughout. Warmth does bring... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections Vol. 2 - Tangerine and Raspberry Slushee Sour, Mirror Twin (Lex)

Written On: 12/24/2020
Volume 1 with plum and boysenberry was very good, but this one is even better. It doesn't require... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Baby Kittens, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co (CT)

Written On: 12/23/2020
Pretty subdued nose overall, mostly some pineapple and mango. Orange hits first on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Baby Kittens, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co (CT)

Written On: 12/22/2020
Pretty subdued nose overall, mostly some pineapple and mango. Orange hits first on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fairy Hopmother, Odd13 Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/22/2020
Hits all the right notes on the nose...orange and grapefruit peel, melon husk, and light weed.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Escape Artist, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/21/2020
Nice hop combo offers up a range of fruit notes. Orange, melon, and hints of lemon and berry. Nice... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/20/2020
Remember that weird Jello salad topped with marshmallows that you wouldn't eat as a kid? Or at... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dueling Banjos Double IPA, West 6th Brewing/Gravely Brewing (Lexington/Louisville)

Written On: 12/19/2020
What's this? An IPA with no haze? No lactose? No fruit? Indeed, an IPA that rests on the hops.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ginger Mead, Ben Hoh/ Chris Vandergrift (Lexington)

Written On: 12/18/2020
So this is most likely between 5 and 7 years old, with an ABV somewhere between 12-15%. Those are... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Corporate Wall Art, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/17/2020
Nose is comprised primarily of orange peel, with a faint ginger arriving late and increasing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Celebrity Hazematch: Cashmere vs. El Dorado, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/16/2020
Hard to go wrong with this hop combination as it is bursting with citrus and tropical notes. Nice... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Moscow Mitch, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/15/2020
Nose opens with chocolate and roasted malts atop some campfire char and light bourbon. Warmth... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Glazed and Confused, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/14/2020
It's no secret that I enjoy beer. A close second on my list would be donuts. They're kind of... (see more)