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: Army Had a Half Day, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 11/19/2019
Really nice, more traditional west coast IPA. Plenty of grapefruit and dry grasses on the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Whiskey & Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City)

Written On: 11/18/2019
This is the first of three new beers in the Tasting Room Variety pack. If you were to be served... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Operation Plowshare, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/17/2019
Tart blackberries dominate the aroma, with hints of plums, sour grapes, and very subtle vanilla.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mayan Sacrifice, Darkness Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/16/2019
The beer menu made no mention of this being a golden stout, instead listing it only as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Restless Nights, Boulevard Brewing Co/Modern Times Beer (MO/CA)

Written On: 11/15/2019
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and light bourbon take turns tripping the olfactory nerve. Hints of oak... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wheezing The Juice, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/14/2019
The name may be the same, but the beer gets a new look this time around. Whereas the first canned... (see more)

Year of New Beer: S'more Gratitude, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/13/2019
Two nights in a row with MadTree, and this one is a bit more to my liking. Cocoa powder and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coffee Table, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/12/2019
Pretty nice coffee aroma layered over some cereal grains, honey, and a slightly nutty background.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Home Sweet Home, Fifty West Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/11/2019
Seven hours ago, I was mowing grass. Now, with the temperature plummeting and the snow falling... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Desserts and Beer pairing at Rock House

Written On: 11/10/2019
The flight included a couple (that I'm sure of) new beers for me. First up was Turn to Stone... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Night Market, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/09/2019
Unexpectedly clear compared to most UA fruit beers. Pretty straightforward nose of banana candy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: India Pale Lager, Schlafly-The St. Lewis Brewery (MO)

Written On: 11/08/2019
Uncomplicated beer in the UK Basketball-appropriate glass. Notes of lemon and tangerine softened... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double IPA, West Side Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/07/2019
 A pretty nice blend here of old school hops and modern day haze. Plenty of orange... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/06/2019
Little late getting around to this one. The advertised apricot and mango hit the nose with a tart... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coffee Lawlessness, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 11/05/2019
 Big coffee and charred malts on the nose, warming to feature a nice chocolate note.... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/04/2019
Another variant in this series finds an aroma filled with sweet pineapple, hints of orange and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Casket, Champion Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 11/03/2019
Little more old school double IPA here. Quite a bit of grapefruit on the nose, with some dried... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/02/2019
All of the beers on the flight were good, but this one stood out. Not sure how the curry manages... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Double Fruited Vanilla Black Currant Boysenberry Hill, Southern Grist Bre

Written On: 11/01/2019
So I've had (and really enjoyed) the regular version of this beer. Double the fruit? Yes, please... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kosmic Sour, Boston Beer Company/Samuel Adams (MA)

Written On: 10/31/2019
Slightly funky, earthy yeast on the nose, with just a hint of berries and grapes. On the tongue, I... (see more)