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: Pineapple Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/23/2020
Simcoe hops contribute to an awesome aroma that is heavy on grapefruit, peach, and apricot. Warmth... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy High, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/22/2020
 Big, malty sweet notes greet the nose, with additions of candied pineapple and mango. A bit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Sour, Zebulon Artisan Ales (NC)

Written On: 11/21/2020
The name says it all as the aroma is dominated by a sharp mango, with just a bit of funk, slightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Eddy Out, KettleHouse Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 11/20/2020
Pretty subdued nose that starts with grapefruit before opening up to biscuit and floral hops.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry WOW!, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 11/19/2020
So this smells like some sort of raspberry seltzer or carbonated wine cooler. Doesn't taste much... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HefeWeizen, Live Oak Brewing Co (Austin)

Written On: 11/18/2020
Sometimes a beer makes it really easy...this one just nails the style. Plenty of banana and clove... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Night Warden, Avery Brewing Co (CO)

Written On: 11/17/2020
Nice nose of chocolate, toast, bourbon, and a bit of char. Bittersweet chocolate on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Above The Clouds, Equilibrium Brewery (NY)

Written On: 11/16/2020
Second of two from this brewery that I picked up over the weekend. Orange and grapefruit dominate... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Two Beers

Written On: 11/15/2020
Tried a couple of beers today that are about as different from one another as they could be. Up... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Energy Evolved, Equilibrium Brewery (NY)

Written On: 11/14/2020
Excellent nose that features both citrus and tropical fruits...lots of orange backed by plenty of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hey Hey My My Pumpkin Roll Can Never Die, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/13/2020
Nose is like a bourbon-soaked pumpkin spice cake with hints of nuts and vanilla. Pumpkin spice to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Haze Cake, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 11/12/2020
Really big, juicy nose that is loaded with sugared peaches, apricot, mango, and candied pineapple.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oubliette, Seventh Son Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 11/11/2020
Full nose of roasted malts, baker's chocolate, nuts, and hints of dark fruits. Very smooth on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sosus, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co (IA)

Written On: 11/10/2020
Behind Citra, my favorite hop is probably Mosaic, and this one makes excellent use of it. So much... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Galacticake, Clown Shoes (Boston)

Written On: 11/09/2020
Like the double IPAs of days gone by...pungent nose of citrus, ripe peaches, and juicy pineapple.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dankful IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 11/08/2020
With haze and lactose commanding most of the attention in today's IPA market, it's refreshing to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HOPART, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/07/2020
So I'm a month late getting to this one, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. I love... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cloud Candy: Samba, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/06/2020
Nothing too complicated on the nose, mostly just pineapple, mango, and some candied orange. Soft... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Chernobly IV: Chocolate Hazelnut, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 11/05/2020
Better late than never as I finally dive into the first of three special Chernobly variants. This... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brux Domesticated Wild Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing/Russian River Brewing (CA)

Written On: 11/04/2020
Sitting in my cellar for nearly nine years, I honestly wasn't expecting much from this, but ended... (see more)