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: Brut IPA, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 05/04/2019
Fairly modest nose that leans floral with a light malt and a nearly saison-like spice. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Yo! Fo Sho, Rock House Brewing/ Ben Hoh Collaboration (Lexington)

Written On: 05/03/2019
Putting coffee into a fruited gose just has to be a train wreck, right? Except it isn't. This one... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Out of Mind, Avery Brewing Co (CO)

Written On: 05/02/2019
Big, roasty nose that puts the coffee front and center, augmented by toasted bread and nuts, with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropic King, Funkwerks (CO)

Written On: 05/01/2019
Aroma opens with tropical fruits atop more traditional saison notes of damp wheat and peppercorn.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 04/30/2019
Pretty floral on the nose, with plenty of pineapple and orange joining in. A little earthy and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: KC Pils, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City)

Written On: 04/29/2019
Crisp and straightforward on the nose with lemon zest, floral hops, bread crust, and sweet cereal... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mládek, 2nd Shift Brewing/Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis)

Written On: 04/28/2019
A burst of cinnamon greets the nose where it is quickly joined by notes of coffee, chocolate, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Belloq, Hoof Hearted Brewing (OH)

Written On: 04/27/2019
Plenty of the advertised coffee on the nose, with lesser notes of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Perpetually Green, Other Half Brewing Co (NY)

Written On: 04/26/2019
Nose is bursting with fruits ranging from orange and peach to lemon and mango. Very subtle herb... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 04/25/2019
One of only 2 beers on the taplist that I hadn't tried, so it fulfilled the requirement. Pretty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Beta Guppy, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 04/24/2019
Pretty solid aroma that features the expected citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: IPAcalypse Now, Singin' River Brewing Co (AL)

Written On: 04/23/2019
Lots of orange marmalade, hints of honey, and a big, bready malt backbone. Nice hop bite, touch... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hurricane, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/22/2019
Continuing my recent run of fruity IPAs, this one packs grapefruit, mango, and a touch of apricot... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sssappp, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/21/2019
Grapefruit rind, hints of apricot, and quite a bit of earthy pine on the nose. Flavors follow the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kamehameha, Commonwealth Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 04/20/2019
Starting off, the aroma on this one seems a bit one dimensional, as the rye and brandy barrel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Toasted Coconut Porter, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/19/2019
This doesn't require a ton of flowery prose...I would just say this is one of the most balanced... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 100 Citra, Burley Oak Brewing (MD)

Written On: 04/18/2019
I was expecting a big citrus punch, and this delivers orange in spades. So juicy with just a touch... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Spring, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/17/2019
Wonderful nose that features tangerine, pineapple, cantaloupe, and hints of tart peach. Lighter... (see more)

Year of New Beer: In Perpetuity, Tree House Brewing (MA)

Written On: 04/16/2019
 Nose is clean and pretty simple...mostly a tangerine-like kick with subtle tropical fruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ocular Pat Down, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 04/15/2019
Lots of chocolate on the nose, joined by a sweet vanilla and marshmallow. Light coffee with... (see more)