Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Madison County, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/12/2019
One week stands between us beer nerds and the Big Beers 2019 event at West 6th. Biggest of all... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fruit Series: Grapefruit IPA, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written By: Dion on 01/11/2019
When the first thing you notice about your IPA is how sweet it smells, you know you're in... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mozango, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 01/10/2019
Mango certainly pops on the nose, with auxiliary notes of pineapple, berries, and earthy hops. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Americana, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written By: Dion on 01/09/2019
So I actually forgot to take a picture of the beer in my glass, so here's a close up of the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sixfold I: Wild Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/08/2019
So apparently this beer has been around for a few years now, but I haven't tried it. Not sure if... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mango Peach Dank Juice, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written By: Dion on 01/07/2019
Not as much on the nose as I was expecting, at least initially. Tart peach and a little lemon zest... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written By: Dion on 01/06/2019
Opens with an herbal, dank note that turns fruity with some aeration and warmth. Pineapple and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Café Deth, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 01/05/2019
Very nicely balanced nose of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and charred malts. Taste manages to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Caged Wisdom, Offside Ales (MI)

Written By: Dion on 01/04/2019
Fairly muted nose that offers up a mild citrus with hints of honey, pineapple, and bread crust.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Betelgeuse Rosé Sour, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/03/2019
Tart berries, hints of red wine vinegar, and bread dough along with a funky, earthy tilt as it... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Juicy Lucy, Zaftig Brewing Co (OH)

Written By: Dion on 01/02/2019
Pretty traditional IPA here. Nice citrus-forward nose, but there's enough toasted grains to make... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy New Year Guava, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/01/2019
Got to try a few variants of the Hazy New Year New England IPA today, but I think this was my... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written By: Dion on 12/31/2018
Closing out seven years of new beers. 2,557 straight days of tasting a beer I've never tasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cranberry Gose, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/30/2018
Simple and straightforward, this one takes a solid gose base and gives it a touch of the holidays... (see more)


Year of New Beer: German Chocolate Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/29/2018
 Given that this is a variant of such an excellent beer to begin with, it's probably not... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Fruit Golden Ale, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 12/28/2018
Nose is more subdued than I expected, with some mango, peach, and pineapple alongside honey and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Schnee Boot, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written By: Dion on 12/27/2018
Starts with a fairly generic fruit and alcohol on the nose. With warmth, the fruits become more... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2018
So much on the nose, with caramel, dates, nutmeg, ginger, and bourbon all present. The tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2018
Truth in advertising as the label proclamation of coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs comes through in... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 25th Anniversary Blonde de L'enfer, Unibroue (Quebec)

Written By: Dion on 12/23/2018
Apple, pear, and white grape all show up on the nose alongside the clove and light shortbread.... (see more)