Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: (L) Rome City IPA, Brew Hub (FL) and (R) White Beer, Ginga Kogen Beer Co (Japan)

Written By: Dion on 12/27/2019
Started dinner with a juicy, citrusy IPA that smacks you with orange atop a toasted bread crust... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 12/26/2019
Candied orange and pineapple that comes off a bit like gummy bears on the nose. Pretty similar to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: County Series: Montgomery, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2019
For the latest installment in the series, West 6th takes their already delicious Christmas ale and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Oh...No!, Mirror Twin Brewing Co/Streetside Brewery (Lexington/Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2019
Not a lot I can say about this that hasn't already been said the last few days. Fantastic nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Plain Top Pilsner, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/23/2019
Aroma isn't overly complicated, just slightly sweet cereal grains with a touch of floral hops... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Body Guards of the Galaxy, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/22/2019
Wow. Awesome nose that punches you in the face with orange, pineapple, and papaya. Warmth brings... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Maiden City flight, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/21/2019
Got to run over and partake in some of the Maiden City anniversary festivities tonight and had a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Jubilee, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/20/2019
Big west coast IPA notes as a very prominent pine hits the nose, backed by some lighter citrus and... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 1): Bourbon Barrel Aged El Chaco, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/19/2019
For their 3rd Anniversary Party, Maiden City has dropped this hazelnut coffee delight into some... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Round 2): Marionberry & Lavender Sour Ale, Deschutes Brewery (OR)

Written By: Dion on 12/19/2019
No point in trying to find any positives here, because there are none. If you're close to my age... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Holiday Ale, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written By: Dion on 12/18/2019
Fairly sweet nose of bready grains and a light cooked apple. Slightly nutty with a toasted bread... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Vortex, Upland Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 12/17/2019
Leaning toward more traditional IPAs, this one features a lot of fruit on the nose...papaya... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hologram, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 12/16/2019
Straight fruit slushie on the nose with tart blueberries and currants getting softened by the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Big Bad Baptist Vanilla Brandy Barrel Aged Stout, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written By: Dion on 12/15/2019
Hits the nose with a ton of roasted coffee bean and cocoa powder. Little to no vanilla or brandy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 20,000 Leagues Under the Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/14/2019
Fairly straightforward aroma of pineapple and juicy orange that translates well to the tongue.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: OK Boomer, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/13/2019
Haven't been able to get over and catch many of the 12 Haze of Christmas beers, but I'm glad I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 12/12/2019
After being incredibly disappointed by the Cafe de Olla, I came into this one with lowered... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Operation Flintlock: Peanut Butter, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/11/2019
Huuuge peanut butter aroma all but overpowers the coffee and vanilla, with warmth finally allowing... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Saison De Punchem Blend No. 2, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written By: Dion on 12/10/2019
Great aroma opens with some red wine, tart peach, and a little dry hay. Opens up with warmth... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Batch Number 036: Black Peach Gose, Nowhere In Particular (OH)

Written By: Dion on 12/09/2019
Very muted nose that has vague notes of peach skin and an odd, cola-like component that doesn't... (see more)