Blog Entries

Year of New Beer (Round 1): Barbe O'Riley, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/08/2019
Barbe uses a new hop varietal to produce a very unusual fruitiness that is tinged with slightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 2): Borders + Boundaries, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written By: Dion on 06/08/2019
Borders + Boundaries is just a big fruit bomb. Tropical notes of mango and guava blend nicely with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Premiere IPA Double Dry Hopped, Interboro Spirits and Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/07/2019
Grapefruit peel and hints of mango manage to stay just ahead of an herbal, chive-like note on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sea Hag IPA, New England Brewing Co (CT)

Written By: Dion on 06/06/2019
Grapefruit and pineapple strike the nose initially, followed by some pine and light floral notes.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mill House Brewing Flight (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/05/2019
Couldn't decide on one, so I had tasters of several. Starting on the left is Velvet Panda, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shake (Passion Fruit & Guava Milkshake IPA), Abandoned Building Brewery (MA)

Written By: Dion on 06/04/2019
As expected, the two labeled fruits are very noticeable on the nose, along with hints of peach and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vol. I: Forma Futura, Little Blind (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/03/2019
So as it turns out, this is the first offering from Little Blind, gypsy brewed at Great South Bay... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pinstripe Pils, Blue Point Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/02/2019
Even though it's basically a glorified Budweiser, this one was pretty much a no-brainer as I took... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Iron Hill Brewery Flight (Philadelphia)

Written By: Dion on 06/01/2019
When you can see the brewery from your hotel room, you have to visit, right? On the left is Philly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written By: Dion on 05/31/2019
Mild aroma of citrus and dry, floral grasses. Hints of bread crust and slight caramel. Flavor is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Más Agave, Founders Brewing Co (MI)

Written By: Dion on 05/30/2019
If you're a Founders fan, let's face it...the Barrel Aged Series has basically sucked for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Digit Hazy IPA, Avery Brewing Co (CO)

Written By: Dion on 05/29/2019
Pretty nice tropical fruit on the nose, with some mango and pineapple hitting early, backed up by... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Key Lime Pie Gose, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/28/2019
I love goses in general, and I'm becoming convinced that Key Lime versions of the style are... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 22 Anniversary Ale, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written By: Dion on 05/27/2019
For tonight's new beer, I go old. Rich nose of caramel, cooked apples, yeast, and whiskey. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Enchanter, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 05/26/2019
Snuck a picture in the comfy home bar of my friend Jeff. Roasty with a really nice nutty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Summer Refreshment Edition

Written By: Dion on 05/25/2019
Two new beers today, and they couldn't be more diametrically opposed. On the left is Keypunch... (see more)

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

Written By: Dion on 05/24/2019
Not sure why this hadn't found its way into my glass on any of my recent visits, but a quick stop... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Table Nouveau, Shared Brewing (MO)

Written By: Dion on 05/23/2019
Fairly classic saison nose that features clove, peppercorn, and hay. Auxiliary notes of lemon and... (see more)

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

Written By: Dion on 05/22/2019
Always so many good beers on the board at Ethereal that it's taken me a while to get around to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Everything But the Kitchen Sink IPA, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written By: Dion on 05/21/2019
Mostly tropical fruit notes on the nose, with mango and pineapple leading. Honey and sweet floral... (see more)