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: Blaze Ponies, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/30/2019
So, originally, my new beer was going to be West 6th Hop Static, but then I realized I had tried... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snake Nuts, West 6th Brewing (Lex)

Written On: 10/29/2019
Go ahead. Throw out your best duos. Jordan and Pippen. Simon and Garfunkel. Even Woody and Buzz.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kiwi Coconut Fizz, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 10/28/2019
A warm October day is the only excuse I need to close my eyes and cling stubbornly to summer. And... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Amour, Central State Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 10/27/2019
Has a pretty solid aroma with plenty of grapefruit and citrus in general. Passionfruit is there... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Suddenly Comfy, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 10/26/2019
Strong aroma of spiced cider and apple pie as the allspice and cinnamon really stand out. Lighter... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Maple Pour Over, Barreled Souls Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 10/25/2019
Rich, roasty malts and baking powder lead the nose, with a solid coffee presence arriving soon... (see more)

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

Written On: 10/24/2019
Mostly citrus on the nose, with a heavy grapefruit lean. Hints of herbal grasses. I almost feel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cassian Sunset, Central Waters Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 10/23/2019
Really nice aroma on this one as roasted malts, baker's chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 10/22/2019
The nose is struck by an immediate, nearly artificial cherry note atop hints of raisin, oak, and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit (and Hops) On The Bottom, Stillwater/Hoof Hearted Brewing (MD)

Written On: 10/21/2019
Tart fruits on the nose, with the strawberry being joined by lemon, grapefruit, and berries. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Courage & Fear, The Veil Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 10/20/2019
I hadn't looked anything up on this beer before opening it, so I was surprised by the color as it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pears Eat Brett, Rock House Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 10/19/2019
Sampled all of the test batch brews today, and all were pretty solid, but this one stood out.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Centerpiece, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/18/2019
Huge pop of pineapple greets the nose first, but the strawberry is definitely strong enough to... (see more)

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

Written On: 10/17/2019
Pretty much as expected on the nose...bread crust, cereal grains, lightly floral with hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: III: O Captain! My Captain! (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 10/16/2019
Schwarzbiers don't make their way onto many taplists, but I usually enjoy them. The nose features... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nobody's Robot, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written On: 10/15/2019
Pretty straightforward nose that features plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel, backed... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Never Never Sorry Sorry, The Veil Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 10/14/2019
One look at this pour and you know it's packed with fruit. Black currants and blackberries lead... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Butterfly Kisses, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 10/13/2019
Very light, fruity nose that delivers mostly white grape and pear alongside floral and slightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Paint Box, Charlestowne Fermentory (SC)

Written On: 10/12/2019
Tons of fruit on the nose in the form of orange, grapefruit, mango, and peach. Pretty seamless... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Peruvian Morning, Central Waters Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 10/11/2019
Another excellent beer that's been around for a while, that I've somehow managed to miss. The... (see more)