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: Tropic of Thunder, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 01/23/2019
Lightly sweet floral and cereal malt notes of the standard lager are given an upgrade with the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Kick Drum with Grapefruit, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/22/2019
When you wander into a taproom for a beer, and you encounter one of the bartenders of said... (see more)

Year of New Beer: No Eye In Team, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 01/21/2019
Big, fruity nose of primarily grapefruit and tangerine. Pretty good caramel malt backbone. A... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 01/20/2019
Nice aroma that features mostly chocolate and roasted malts, with a subtle coffee note arriving... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brandy Barrel Aged Milk Stout, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/19/2019
Wonderful nose of chocolate and vanilla layered over a subtle caramel-laden bourbon. Creamy and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Me Oh My, Platform Beer Co/Streetside Brewery (OH)

Written On: 01/18/2019
Probably a bit past its prime at two months, but I thought I'd give it a try. Mostly citrus peel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Trendy AF, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 01/17/2019
I'd be lying if I said I understood the process of using "distilled hop oils" to make a beer.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sweet Jane Blues, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co (CT)

Written On: 01/16/2019
Mostly citrus peel and some herbal grass on the nose. Very subtle blueberry, if any. Very possibly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: OooohWee! Can Do!, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/15/2019
The nose on this beer is awesome...chocolate leading the way, with a subtle peanut husk that gets... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hip Slang, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/14/2019
Straightforward on the nose with a fantastic punch of grapefruit and background note of tangerine.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saigon Scooter Selfie, Two Roads Brewing/Evil Twin Brewing (CT/NY)

Written On: 01/13/2019
Fantastic aroma blends chocolate, coffee, caramel, and cream right off the bat. Warmth brings more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Madison County, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/12/2019
One week stands between us beer nerds and the Big Beers 2019 event at West 6th. Biggest of all... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Series: Grapefruit IPA, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written On: 01/11/2019
When the first thing you notice about your IPA is how sweet it smells, you know you're in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mozango, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 01/10/2019
Mango certainly pops on the nose, with auxiliary notes of pineapple, berries, and earthy hops. On... (see more)

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

Written On: 01/09/2019
So I actually forgot to take a picture of the beer in my glass, so here's a close up of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sixfold I: Wild Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/08/2019
So apparently this beer has been around for a few years now, but I haven't tried it. Not sure if... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Peach Dank Juice, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 01/07/2019
Not as much on the nose as I was expecting, at least initially. Tart peach and a little lemon zest... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written On: 01/06/2019
Opens with an herbal, dank note that turns fruity with some aeration and warmth. Pineapple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Café Deth, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 01/05/2019
Very nicely balanced nose of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and charred malts. Taste manages to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caged Wisdom, Offside Ales (MI)

Written On: 01/04/2019
Fairly muted nose that offers up a mild citrus with hints of honey, pineapple, and bread crust.... (see more)