Dion's Blog Entries

Bio: Our friend Dion is on a quest. That quest is to try one new beer every single day. Just one. He's been successful in this quest for over 1000 days so far ... and he's still going. He and his family are frequenters of our Lexington establishments and big fans of the food trucks. If you see him out, buy him a beer ... but make sure it's one he hasn't tried yet.

Year of New Beer: Old Perseverance, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 08/01/2018
Another "old" beer that's new to me. Sweet nose of brown sugar, caramel, and fermented fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vanilla Bean Stout, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/31/2018
Bourbon leaps from the bottle, balanced nicely by bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boys Like Blondes, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/30/2018
Boysenberry puree added to their base blonde ale sure makes a nice looking pour, and it tastes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mutiny IPA, Capital Brewery (WI)

Written On: 07/29/2018
Sort of old school IPA with a nose of orange, light pineapple, and bread crust. Very similar on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HopRocket, Octopi Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/28/2018
Orange and candied pineapple lead the way, blending nicely with herbal grasses and light caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Debacle, O'so Brewing Company (WI)

Written On: 07/27/2018
Nice nose of mango, pineapple, and tangerine, with underlying herbal and bread crust notes. Juicy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blueberry Raspberry Milkshake IPA, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/26/2018
Blurring established style guidelines, this one takes characteristics of more traditional IPAs and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Maracuj√°, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/25/2018
Having missed out on this one when it made the rounds last year, I made sure to pick one up on its... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Limey Gose, Victory Brewing (PA)

Written On: 07/24/2018
Lime and a light brine combine with a touch of wheat bread on the nose, warming to a slightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: IPA, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 07/23/2018
No hop puns, no double entendres, just "IPA". The nose is equally subtle, offering up melon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/22/2018
Another in their series of fruited Berliners, North Coast serves up a decent warm weather sipper.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Dream My Sicle, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/21/2018
Plenty of orange on the nose, with just a touch of vanilla sneaking in as the glass warms. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Passion Fruit Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/20/2018
After enjoying the the Raspberry Lemon Cider so much last week, this was an easy choice tonight.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Patio Pounder, Ethereal Brewing (Lex)

Written On: 07/19/2018
It's 12:45am, so this is gonna be short and sweet...bit of a lemon-lime on the nose with a touch... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Llama Mama Milk Stout, Darwin Brewing Company (FL)

Written On: 07/18/2018
Plenty of cocoa powder and chocolate malt on the nose, with a touch of cream. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 7 Spanish Angels, Brazos Valley Brewing (TX)

Written On: 07/17/2018
Having been shoved to the back of my beer fridge and honestly forgotten, I expected this to be... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Runner, Founders Brewing (MI)

Written On: 07/16/2018
There's just no amount of verbage that can dress this up. It would be like putting lipstick on a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Do You Even Zest?, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 07/15/2018
Just realized my Sunday beer never got posted. Anyway, this has a ton of grapefruit on the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Raspberry Lemon Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/14/2018
I rarely drink a cider. But this...this is a fruit juice in a glass that defies description. Just... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Tough Udder, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/14/2018
Fantastic nose of milk chocolate and earthy malt translates extremely well to the tongue as... (see more)