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: BKS Artisan Ales Flight (Kansas City)

Written On: 03/01/2019
Starting on the left with Counterculture, a New England IPA. Full of fruit juice with a subtle... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Good L'Oven, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 02/28/2019
I got to try a handful of new things today, all of which were good, but this one stood out. The... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hard Way IPA, Martin City Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 02/27/2019
Going old school with orange and grapefruit atop a bit of bread crust. Translates virtually... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Centauri, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 02/26/2019
When you ask yourself, "How do we brew the most cutting edge IPA?", one would think the answer... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bi-Coastal, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 02/25/2019
This one seeks to combine the best of the old school IPAs, offering up aromas of pine, weed, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Belma's Secret, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/24/2019
Plenty of juice on the nose in the form of pineapple and grapefruit, with hints of melon and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Dog Days, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/23/2019
The guava really shines on the nose, along with hints of tart peach, tangy lemon, and citrus peel.... (see more)

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

Written On: 02/22/2019
Nose of milk chocolate, light coconut, and roasted malts. On the tongue, chocolate is sweet, with... (see more)

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

Written On: 02/21/2019
Modest nose of chocolate, nuts, and light coffee bean. Fairly similar on the tongue, with the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Passion Grass West By Midwest Ale, Lagunitas Brewing/Short's Brewing (Chicago/MI)

Written On: 02/20/2019
Very light fruit on the nose, leaning more toward peach and berries until warmth brings along a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs Dry Hopped Kettle Sour, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 02/19/2019
Didn't check the canning date on this, so maybe it's just a bit old, I don't know. At any rate... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 02/18/2019
Coffee forward on the nose, backed up by a nice malty char, chocolate, and cream. Bitter roasted... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Grand Cru Cuvee Double Barrel Edition, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 02/17/2019
Rich nose of plums, currants, and grapes atop sweeter caramel and chocolate tones. Not really any... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Pacific Jade, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/16/2019
Really unusual beer as the nose comes off earthy, funky, a little bit dirty. On the tongue, fruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juicy Jubilee, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 02/15/2019
Plenty of fruit on the nose, with some tropical notes of pineapple and mango ahead of a citrusy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cherry Chocolate Barreled Black Gold Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/14/2019
One of the cornerstone beers of the Country Boy story gets a few nice twists for the continuation... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sierraveza, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/13/2019
A torrent of carbonation rises steadily from the bottom of the glass, pushing aromas of cereal... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Violet Beauregarde, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/12/2019
Not sure why I've let this one sit in my fridge so long, but finally got around to it tonight.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs New England IPA Graduate Series, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 02/11/2019
Bright nose of grapefruit, mango, and orange peel. Background leafy, floral notes. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh 5.0 (Mosaic and Wataku), Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 02/10/2019
Pretty reserved nose that features little bits of several things, but not really enough of any one... (see more)