Blog Entries

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)


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

Written By: Dion on 12/22/2018
Great nose as the currants pop, coming off like fresh blackberries and cherries. Enough vanilla... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Resilience IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written By: Dion on 12/21/2018
Sierra Nevada supplied the ingredients, and Country Boy, along with over 1000 other breweries... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Stout Aged In Bulleit Bourbon Barrel, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House

Written By: Dion on 12/20/2018
Nose starts off with sweet, dark fruits and hints of caramel. Warmth allows for a bit more... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Deth's Tar, Revolution Brewing (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 12/19/2018
Black as night with a deep, dark aroma to match. Rich chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy Miss Daisy, Zaftig Brewing (OH)

Written By: Dion on 12/18/2018
Bright citrus that leans toward lemon on the nose. Bread crust and a bit of dry grass with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout, Spencer Brewery (MA)

Written By: Dion on 12/17/2018
Charred malts, bitter chocolate, and traces of soy on the nose. Not much improvement on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Gravel Pit Porter with Coffee, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/16/2018
Nate's Coffee leads the way on the nose, rich and bold against earthy oak and spice. I love the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coconut Vibes and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017

Written By: Dion on 12/15/2018
Coconut Vibes, Shared (St. Louis) and 3 Fonteinen Framboos Oogst 2017, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Oddjob, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/14/2018
Grapefruit peel, candied pineapple, and some dry grasses with warmth. On the tongue, initial... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Breakfast of Stallions, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/13/2018
Since I didn't catch this one back when it was released, I was happy to see it on tap tonight.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pac, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/12/2018
Somewhat generic citrus aroma, mostly orange and grapefruit. Slightly herbal with warmth. Quite a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Drift Racer, Bear Republic Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 12/11/2018
The label says hazy, but this isn't really all that far removed from traditional IPAs. Nose is... (see more)