Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Apricot Hopcake, Almanac Beer Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 09/07/2020
Love the nose on this from the start, as the apricot is in-your-face dominant. Peach skin, light... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Sour with Mango, Passion Fruit, and Guava, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 09/06/2020
Take an already awesome sour and hit it with some mango...odds are, I'm gonna like it. As in the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: St. Benedict's Breakfast, Haw River Farmhouse Ales (NC)

Written By: Dion on 09/05/2020
Somewhat mediocre aroma...light coffee and some toasted bread crust, but nothing here really says... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazecraft IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Co (Cleveland)

Written By: Dion on 09/04/2020
As is the case with many of the larger craft breweries, this hazy IPA leans more old school.... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 09/03/2020
Everyone in Kentucky is familiar with that pie named for the first Saturday in...September?? For... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Noble Citra Pils, Enegren Brewing Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 09/02/2020
Very nice nose of floral grasses, light honey, and hints of tropical fruits. Crisp and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Don't Microwave It, Don't Boil It (w/Raspberry), Hoof Hearted Brewing/DSSOLVR (OH)

Written By: Dion on 09/01/2020
Awesome fruit punch-like nose as the raspberry and lime really pop. Underlying sweet citrus and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Florida Man, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa)

Written By: Dion on 08/31/2020
Had somehow missed out on this one previously, so when I found some three week old cans today, I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Teetering On Midnight, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 08/30/2020
Straight up margarita on the nose here...pungent lime and a boatload of salt. Pretty high-level... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Big Hitter Flight from Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/29/2020
Three of the four were new to me today. Starting on the left with Bourbon Barrel Aged Priory of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Riven, Wild Fields Brewhouse (CA)

Written By: Dion on 08/28/2020
Floral grasses and honey in abundance on the nose, with light biscuit notes throughout. Initially... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tubular Cooler, The Rare Barrel (CA)

Written By: Dion on 08/27/2020
Loads of fruit on the nose, mostly citrus initially, but nice undercurrents of candied pineapple... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Go Get Help Mango Lassi!, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/26/2020
I've let this one linger in my fridge for a few weeks, but it's still very good. Loads of mango... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Timbo Pils, Highland Park Brewery (CA)

Written By: Dion on 08/25/2020
Burgers on the grill were calling for something clean and crisp, and this does the trick. Hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blackberry Limeade Sour Session Ale, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 08/24/2020
I guess the best thing I can say about this is that it's effervescent? Bubbly? That's about it.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: L' Aradia, Jester King Brewery (TX)

Written By: Dion on 08/23/2020
Bright nose of pineapple and mango atop a light bread dough and floral grasses. Fruits pop on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Multiple Beers

Written By: Dion on 08/22/2020
As with any trip to "The Garage", many excellent beers were opened. But tonight was a little... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tangerine Berliner Weisse, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/21/2020
Straightforward on the nose as the namesake tangerine hits full force, with very mild auxiliary... (see more)


Year of New Beer: LEMON‚ąÉM, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/20/2020
Goses are probably my beer love language. So versatile and refreshing. This one is no exception.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rye Barleywine (for J.D. Salinger), Zebulon Artisan Ales (NC)

Written By: Dion on 08/19/2020
Told myself I was going to age this one for a bit before opening. That idea lasted a month. Nose... (see more)