Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: In The Wheat of the Moment, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/13/2020
Outside of goses, I don't drink a ton of wheat beers. So I'm glad that I paid attention to the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Batalla De Puebla, Wooden Cask Brewing Co (Newport, KY)

Written By: Dion on 08/12/2020
Nose is subtle, with an overall margarita-like essence. Does have a unique floral aspect that... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fantastic Voyage, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis)

Written By: Dion on 08/11/2020
Great nose here...dark, roasty malts with bittersweet chocolate and hints of campfire char.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mango Milkshake NEIPA, Rock House Brewing

Written By: Dion on 08/10/2020
Pretty subdued nose overall on this one. Mango for sure, with auxiliary notes that present like... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 08/09/2020
Adding to the Monster line, MT tosses some peach puree into the mix for their latest haze. Peach... (see more)


Year of New Beer: A Placeholder for Connection, Ethereal Brewing/Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/08/2020
I've said this over and over...we are very fortunate to have so many good breweries in and around... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Torn Paper Leaves (Brazilian Oak), Haw River Farmhouse Ales (NC)

Written By: Dion on 08/07/2020
Really interesting nose here...plenty of yeast in a freshly baked bread note, working nicely... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 420 Strain Trainwreck, Sweetwater Brewing Co (Atlanta)

Written By: Dion on 08/06/2020
Nose is a pretty even blend of citrus and herbal grasses, with just a hint of pine resin. Doesn't... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lil Citra Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/05/2020
If you're looking for a slightly lighter, more flavorful haze for your poolside shenanigans, this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sicario PiƱa, 3 Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

Written By: Dion on 08/04/2020
No point in trying to put lipstick on a pig...this is terrible. Starts off with sour pineapple and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chocolatized 2019/2020, Pisgah Brewing Co (Black Mountain, NC)

Written By: Dion on 08/03/2020
Because who doesn't want to drink a big Russian Imperial Stout on an 85° day? Nose is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shadbush Story, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 08/02/2020
Every now and then, I stumble onto something that obliterates any expectations that I may have... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Devilish and Fancy, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 08/01/2020
This has a lot of sticky, melted popsicle going on in the aroma...tropical guava and mango for... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Country Western Volume 8: Cinnamon Toast, Country Boy Brewing/West 6th Brewing

Written By: Dion on 07/31/2020
While the loss of Lexington Craft Beer Week this spring was certainly a disappointment, this loss... (see more)


Year of New Beer: PKWY Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/30/2020
Very crisp, clean pale here that manages to pack a lot of flavor into a manageable ABV. Nose is... (see more)


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)