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: Tea Time, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/20/2020
Very unusual aroma that is equal parts berry and earthy tea leaves. Starts out moderately sour on... (see more)


Year of New Beer: A Nice Morning Drive, Monnik Beer Company (Louisville)

Written On: 04/19/2020
Very subdued nose that still manages to cover a lot of ground, even though nothing overpowers.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pool Boi Light, Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville)

Written On: 04/18/2020
The operative word for this lo-cal brew is "effervescent". Nose features a slightly sweet grain... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lil' Nut, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/17/2020
Coconut cream pie is one of my favorites, and my wife makes the absolute best. It has the perfect... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unemployment Lime, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/16/2020
The nose on this one is just straight margarita. Huge, punch you in the face lime. Exactly the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Goodbye Violet Place, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/15/2020
After brewing one of the best Key Lime beers I've ever had, Rock House goes after the fans of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: You Can't Be Doing That, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/14/2020
Yesterday's hazy double becomes today's milkshake (?) IPA with the addition of marshmallow and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Hazy But Lazy, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/13/2020
Take the O.G. Lexington haze and make an imperial version? I'm in. So much fruity goodness in the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hop-Shaka-Laka, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/12/2020
This beer has been around for a while, yet I've always missed out. Happy to see it bottled during... (see more)


Year of New Beer: La Tortuga, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/11/2020
I've never been a huge fan of lagers, but the Lexington breweries have really stepped it up and... (see more)


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

Written On: 04/10/2020
Tart peaches are joined by notes of crisp green apple and white grape on the nose. Moderately sour... (see more)


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

Written On: 04/09/2020
Really interesting beer that seems to meander between styles, but is quite tasty, nonetheless. The... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Even More Little Tiny Baby Jesus, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 04/08/2020
Nose is bold with baker's chocolate, charred toast, burnt sugar, and hints of smoke. The roasty... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 04/07/2020
Maybe not hazy by the New England definition, but certainly more so than the average East or West... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Extra Vanilla Brain Check, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/06/2020
Every now and then, a beer lets you know right off the top that it means business. Big, aromatic... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mexican Mocha Imperial Coffee Stout, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/05/2020
With social distancing putting the W6th birthday party on hold, the crew at the Bread Box pushed... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Karrol F.N. Bashkins, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/04/2020
Maybe the perfect beer for a nearly perfect day (minus the coronavirus, of course). Opens with the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: County Line NEIPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown, KY)

Written On: 04/03/2020
Not quite as hazy as some of their previous New Englands, this is tasty nonetheless. Nose pops... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gates of S'Mordor, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written On: 04/02/2020
With my fridge now holding only about 5 or 6 new beers, I decided to pop one that I had originally... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gose Guayaba, Casa Bruja (Panama)

Written On: 04/01/2020
Bright nose of lemon, lime, and salt. Hints of grapefruit peel and melon. Pretty sharp bite on the... (see more)