Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Tropic of Thunder, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 01/23/2019
Lightly sweet floral and cereal malt notes of the standard lager are given an upgrade with the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Kick Drum with Grapefruit, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/22/2019
When you wander into a taproom for a beer, and you encounter one of the bartenders of said... (see more)


Year of New Beer: No Eye In Team, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written By: Dion on 01/21/2019
Big, fruity nose of primarily grapefruit and tangerine. Pretty good caramel malt backbone. A... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 01/20/2019
Nice aroma that features mostly chocolate and roasted malts, with a subtle coffee note arriving... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brandy Barrel Aged Milk Stout, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/19/2019
Wonderful nose of chocolate and vanilla layered over a subtle caramel-laden bourbon. Creamy and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Me Oh My, Platform Beer Co/Streetside Brewery (OH)

Written By: Dion on 01/18/2019
Probably a bit past its prime at two months, but I thought I'd give it a try. Mostly citrus peel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Trendy AF, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/17/2019
I'd be lying if I said I understood the process of using "distilled hop oils" to make a beer.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sweet Jane Blues, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co (CT)

Written By: Dion on 01/16/2019
Mostly citrus peel and some herbal grass on the nose. Very subtle blueberry, if any. Very possibly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: OooohWee! Can Do!, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/15/2019
The nose on this beer is awesome...chocolate leading the way, with a subtle peanut husk that gets... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hip Slang, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/14/2019
Straightforward on the nose with a fantastic punch of grapefruit and background note of tangerine.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Saigon Scooter Selfie, Two Roads Brewing/Evil Twin Brewing (CT/NY)

Written By: Dion on 01/13/2019
Fantastic aroma blends chocolate, coffee, caramel, and cream right off the bat. Warmth brings more... (see more)


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)