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: Hazerade, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/24/2019
Not sure why this hadn't found its way into my glass on any of my recent visits, but a quick stop... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Table Nouveau, Shared Brewing (MO)

Written On: 05/23/2019
Fairly classic saison nose that features clove, peppercorn, and hay. Auxiliary notes of lemon and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bergaflickle, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/22/2019
Always so many good beers on the board at Ethereal that it's taken me a while to get around to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Everything But the Kitchen Sink IPA, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 05/21/2019
Mostly tropical fruit notes on the nose, with mango and pineapple leading. Honey and sweet floral... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Man Eater, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 05/20/2019
This is roughly three months old, so probably a touch beyond the optimal flavor window. Candied... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Are You Suggesting Coconuts Migrate?, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/19/2019
HUGE kick of rum on the nose, with warmth bringing in some coffee, chocolate, and sweet caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lexington Craft Beer Week Brewpalooza

Written On: 05/18/2019
Spent the afternoon in Lex enjoying some amazing brews from three of our awesome breweries.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pure Imagination, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/17/2019
CBB's first real attempt at a hazy, New England IPA, is a keeper. Nose is a bit subdued, with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: A Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington) haze duo

Written On: 05/16/2019
On the left is Haze You Seen My Stapler. Triple dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and El Dorado... (see more)

Year of New Beer: That's Some High Quality Haze-2-O, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/15/2019
Big papaya note initially, warming to feature the blood orange along with grapefruit zest and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropisaurus Kveiks, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 05/14/2019
The Blue Stallion Tap Takeover event during Lexington Craft Beer Week is always a good time.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ritual in Repeat, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 05/13/2019
Unable to participate in the Craft Beer Week festivities tonight, so I fell back on one from my... (see more)

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

Written On: 05/12/2019
One of the better red ales I've had recently gets the bourbon barrel treatment for a limited... (see more)

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

Written On: 05/11/2019
Let's face it...there's not much left to say about Baba Yaga. It's simply one of the best beers... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Orange Starfish, Aslin Beer Company (VA)

Written On: 05/10/2019
Citra hops just kill in this beer. So much orange in both the aroma and flavor. Traces of mango as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Silhouette, Lift Bridge Brewery (MN)

Written On: 05/09/2019
Big, boozy nose. Incredibly bourbon-forward, with caramel, molasses, dates, and oak char.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Master of Oranges, Aslin Beer Company (VA)

Written On: 05/08/2019
Nose opens with a huge punch of orange, warming to include grapefruit and a little peach skin.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: S'More Country Western, West 6th Brewing/Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/07/2019
The month of May brings many things...the Derby, warmer temps, graduations...but for craft beer... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Afternoon Splash, Shared Brewing (MO)

Written On: 05/06/2019
 A mixture of fruits on the nose as orange and grapefruit coexist with notes of peach and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Experimental Guava Passionfruit Margarita, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/05/2019
The new Tropical Sour is given a delicious margarita twist that fits perfectly with the abundant... (see more)