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: Another One, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/24/2018
Nose features a ton of grapefruit and pineapple with a solid undercurrent of spicy pine. More... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Breeder's Cup, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/23/2018
The only beer in the place I haven't tried, so...very nondescript nose, slightly floral with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oops (All the Berries), Ben Hoh/Chris Vandergrift homebrewed mead

Written On: 11/22/2018
This has been sitting in my fridge for over a year, so Thanksgiving lunch seemed like the perfect... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dank Dank, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 11/21/2018
All kinds of fruit on the nose, with most of it coming off as candied in nature. Tangerine, mango... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fall, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/20/2018
Cocoa powder, dark fruit, and a light coffee on the nose. On the tongue is a nice roast that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Solid Parody, Mile Wide Beer Company (Louisville)

Written On: 11/19/2018
Sweet chocolate, caramel, and a light coffee roast on the nose. Auxiliary notes of toast, dark... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Superposition, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/18/2018
Nose is bright with orange and grapefruit, backed by hints of cut grass and dry grains. Pretty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Monolith (Variants), Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/17/2018
In addition to the toasted coconut deliciousness of the regular Monolith, the brewers at Rock... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dinner, Maine Beer Company (ME)

Written On: 11/16/2018
As I approach seven straight years of trying a new beer every single day, I've come to realize... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Flora Obscura, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/15/2018
Nose is roasty with coffee bean and bitter chocolate atop earthy pine and floral hops. Pretty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Berried in the Bluegrass, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/14/2018
 A wild ale with blueberries and blackberries, this one brings the pucker in the best way.... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/13/2018
So I guess it probably would've made more sense to try this one's base beer, Fuzzbox, before... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Big Hazy IPA, Christian Moerlein Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/12/2018
Candied orange and hints of apricot and melon make up the bulk of the nose. Falls a little flat in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rum Runner, New Heights Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/11/2018
Got the beer in but not the review before succumbing to a nasty virus, so this is yesterday's... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boss Tweed, Old Nation Brewing (MI)

Written On: 11/10/2018
Sweet pineapple juice hits the nose first, backed up with grapefruit and hints of chive. A little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Guava Lime Gose, WeldWerks Brewing (CO)

Written On: 11/09/2018
Not sure where to start...so how about "WOW!" Fruit leaps from the glass on the pour. Pungent... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/08/2018
Finally getting around to trying this one. Nose sort of runs the gamut from tropical fruit to cut... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Paloma, New Heights Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/07/2018
Sour candies on the nose with lime and grapefruit leading the way, warming to allow a pretty good... (see more)

Year of New Beer: DDH Mixed Greens 31, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/06/2018
Loaded with orange and grapefruit on the nose, both transitioning as expected to the tongue. Has a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: DDH Noise Polllution, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/05/2018
Tropical aromas of mango and pineapple lead, giving way to a slightly herbal note as the glass... (see more)