Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Mello Hello, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written By: Dion on 06/28/2019
The nose opens with a big pop of pineapple and orange marmalade. Not a whole lot else, with only... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry (Implosion) Tripel

Written By: Dion on 06/27/2019
Cherries in beer can be a funny thing. More often than not, unless used in a sour, cherries tend... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Lucius Clay, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/26/2019
Take the already dangerously drinkable golden stout and put it in a bourbon barrel? Take my money.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Base Weight, Shared (St. Louis)

Written By: Dion on 06/25/2019
Rich nose full of chocolate, coffee, and roasty malts. Hints of dark fruit develop with a little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Purrlicious, White Lion Brewing Co (MA)

Written By: Dion on 06/24/2019
Nose features some candied citrus and hints of mango alongside a building herbal note. Flavors... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Various, My Old Kentucky Foam Brewery (Georgetown)

Written By: Dion on 06/23/2019
I'll start with the positive. The full pour in the first picture was Saucy (Sassy?) Blonde... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lighthouse Racket, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written By: Dion on 06/22/2019
Hard to go wrong with a hop bill of Citra, Centennial, and Columbus. This one hits all the right... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The IPA, Building 8 Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 06/21/2019
This is all about the classic, West coast IPA. Robust aroma that ranges from citrus peel to hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Navigating in Nothings, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 06/20/2019
Third beer I've had in the last few weeks that features the "darling" hop of the moment, Barbe... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Briar Weisse, Night Shift Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 06/19/2019
Fruits burst forth on the nose, featuring not only the listed blackberry and lemon, but also some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pride Y'all, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/18/2019
What can go wrong when you add vanilla and lactose to some fresh raspberries? In the capable hands... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Finback IPA, Finback Brewery (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/17/2019
Really nice nose that features some earthy pine, hints of herbal grasses, and waves of tropical... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vavoom, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 06/16/2019
Nice orange and mango on the front, followed up with some earthy pine and a light herbal quality.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Banana Candy Tang Hill, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 06/15/2019
As expected, the orange of the base beer comes through loud and clear, joined by a definite, but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Cherry Coconut Common, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/14/2019
This is exactly what I'm talking about when I try to explain to people that "dark" doesn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: SAMO, LIC Beer Project (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/13/2019
Orange and pineapple lead, with a sharp chive note following quickly behind. Very faint caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Salted Maple 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 06/12/2019
Fairly underwhelming nose...mostly chocolate with some roasty malts, maybe a touch of vanilla, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Daikaiju, Banded Brewing Co (ME)

Written By: Dion on 06/11/2019
Nice citrus aroma of orange and light grapefruit that smooths out to melon with warmth. Slight... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chopper Series: Banana Daiquiri, Southern Grist Brewing (TN)

Written By: Dion on 06/10/2019
Initially, lime dominates the nose. Just a few minutes in the glass, however, brings a banana... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Terry Meets Julie, Singlecut Beersmiths (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/09/2019
 Tart raspberries jump to the nose, backed by hints of green apple and lemon. Light wheat... (see more)