Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Citraquench'l, Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Written By: Dion on 07/29/2020
I've said it before, citra hops are the cheat code of the IPA world. Producing outstanding aromas... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Mele Kalikirocka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/28/2020
Is it possible to stuff a tropical island into a can? A luau maybe? Because I think this is what... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written By: Dion on 07/27/2020
For my money, a gose is the best base for fruit additions, and this one just reinforces my belief.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Space Vibes, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 07/26/2020
Going old school, West Coast style on this one, and it's evident from the jump. Nose is loaded... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sense of Somewhat Normalcy, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 07/25/2020
Very light tropical notes of pineapple and mango are joined by more herbal tones with hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Stingray Shuffle, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 07/24/2020
Overall mild nose features melon, strawberry, hints of peach and lemon, as well as a light, dry... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coolship Lager, OEC Brewing (CT)

Written By: Dion on 07/23/2020
I enjoy beers loaded with extras as much as anyone. But sometimes, it's nice to sit back and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ernest Gose To The Brewery, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/22/2020
Nice berry-forward aroma, with the advertised boysenberries definitely up front, with backing... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rationality Shall Run Its Course, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 07/21/2020
So they threw a ton of different hops in here, and they somehow managed to deliver an incredibly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Neon Ghosts, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 07/20/2020
Clean, tropical nose features some pineapple and mango, along with hints of tangerine and herbal... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Tantrum, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery (Chimney Rock, NC)

Written By: Dion on 07/19/2020
The nose features decent amounts of pineapple and orange, with maybe a touch of mango. Warmth lets... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Guava Tangerine, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written By: Dion on 07/18/2020
Nose is dominated by the tangerine, which comes off a touch sweet. Guava comes on late, but is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tokyo Style Gose (for Takashi Mizutani), Zebulon Artisan Ales (Weaverville, NC)

Written By: Dion on 07/17/2020
Made the short drive north of Asheville to visit this gem of a brewery, and everything I tasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unicorn Death Wish, Bhramari Brewing (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 07/16/2020
Got to try a few new ones today, but this one stood out. Pretty subtle nose, with a light fruit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Gavel Banger, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 07/14/2020
Pineapple, grapefruit, and hints of pine on the nose. Big candied fruit note hits the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Mango Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/13/2020
The second of the three new cans MT dropped over the weekend, and much like the Double Mosaic... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unemployment's Last Punch Line, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/12/2020
Nose is filled with lime, cherry, green apple, and hints of raspberry. On the tongue, this one... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Mosaic Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/11/2020
Cranking out ridiculously tasty haze has become old hat for these guys. They're all pretty solid.... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 07/10/2020
First off, this looks hazier in my picture than it did in reality. Overall, just a mild citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Surette Reserva Sour Cherry, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written By: Dion on 07/09/2020
Picked this up from the discount shelf at Liquor Box, and couldn't be happier that I did. Funky... (see more)