Blog Entries

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)

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)