Blog Entries

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

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

Year of New Beer: Post Card, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 10/10/2019
This one was worrisome from the start, because it just doesn't have an appealing aroma at all.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stupid Good, Drastic Measures Brewing Co (MN)

Written By: Dion on 10/09/2019
I'm not gonna argue with them...this most definitely does not suck. Hits you in the face with old... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Un-Uninvited, Cigar City Brewing/Voodoo Brewing Co (FL/PA)

Written By: Dion on 10/08/2019
Awesome nose that leans toward brownie batter. Perfect vanilla note that doesn't overwhelm, but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Mixed Greens 38, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 10/07/2019
I'd be lying if I said I could tell a significant difference between this iteration of Mixed... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Sombrero, Clown Shoes (Boston)

Written By: Dion on 10/06/2019
Sweet milk chocolate that leans a bit toward brownie batter on the nose. Pretty solid coconut note... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 10/05/2019
It has probably been at least 3 or 4 years since I've had anything from LB&D (Alltech), but I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: **** It, We'll Do It Lime, Streetside Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 10/04/2019
Many breweries do key lime pie goses, few do them this well. Everyone gets the tart punch of lime... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lassi What You Think About This, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written By: Dion on 10/03/2019
Raspberries pop almost immediately, with background notes of cherry, green apple, and lime. More... (see more)