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: Betelgeuse Rosé Sour, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/03/2019
Tart berries, hints of red wine vinegar, and bread dough along with a funky, earthy tilt as it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juicy Lucy, Zaftig Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 01/02/2019
Pretty traditional IPA here. Nice citrus-forward nose, but there's enough toasted grains to make... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy New Year Guava, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/01/2019
Got to try a few variants of the Hazy New Year New England IPA today, but I think this was my... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written On: 12/31/2018
Closing out seven years of new beers. 2,557 straight days of tasting a beer I've never tasted... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cranberry Gose, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 12/30/2018
Simple and straightforward, this one takes a solid gose base and gives it a touch of the holidays... (see more)

Year of New Beer: German Chocolate Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/29/2018
 Given that this is a variant of such an excellent beer to begin with, it's probably not... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Fruit Golden Ale, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 12/28/2018
Nose is more subdued than I expected, with some mango, peach, and pineapple alongside honey and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Schnee Boot, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written On: 12/27/2018
Starts with a fairly generic fruit and alcohol on the nose. With warmth, the fruits become more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/25/2018
So much on the nose, with caramel, dates, nutmeg, ginger, and bourbon all present. The tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 12/24/2018
Truth in advertising as the label proclamation of coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs comes through in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 25th Anniversary Blonde de L'enfer, Unibroue (Quebec)

Written On: 12/23/2018
Apple, pear, and white grape all show up on the nose alongside the clove and light shortbread.... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/22/2018
Great nose as the currants pop, coming off like fresh blackberries and cherries. Enough vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Resilience IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 12/21/2018
Sierra Nevada supplied the ingredients, and Country Boy, along with over 1000 other breweries... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stout Aged In Bulleit Bourbon Barrel, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House

Written On: 12/20/2018
Nose starts off with sweet, dark fruits and hints of caramel. Warmth allows for a bit more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Deth's Tar, Revolution Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 12/19/2018
Black as night with a deep, dark aroma to match. Rich chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Miss Daisy, Zaftig Brewing (OH)

Written On: 12/18/2018
Bright citrus that leans toward lemon on the nose. Bread crust and a bit of dry grass with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written On: 12/17/2018
Charred malts, bitter chocolate, and traces of soy on the nose. Not much improvement on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Gravel Pit Porter with Coffee, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/16/2018
Nate's Coffee leads the way on the nose, rich and bold against earthy oak and spice. I love the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Vibes and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017

Written On: 12/15/2018
Coconut Vibes, Shared (St. Louis) and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oddjob, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/14/2018
Grapefruit peel, candied pineapple, and some dry grasses with warmth. On the tongue, initial... (see more)