Blog Entries

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

Written By: Dion on 01/02/2018
Light lemon zest and floral notes sit atop baked bread and cereal grain aromas. The bready malt... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Darker My Love, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 01/01/2018
Tart cherries, blackberries, and a bit of balsamic on the nose, warming to allow some red... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brother Soigné, Grassroots Brewing/Hill Farmstead (VT)

Written By: Dion on 12/31/2017
Here we are again, the final day of another Year of New Beer. Six years. Two thousand... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Silurian Stout with Vanilla, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 12/30/2017
Cocoa powder, roasted malts, and light vanilla on the nose. On the tongue, the roast is much more... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Loco for Choco Coco, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/29/2017
This is simply an alcoholic version of a Mounds Bar. So much chocolate and coconut on the nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Prairie Noir, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written By: Dion on 12/28/2017
With so many variants in the Noir and BOMB! series, it's easy to let one slip through the cracks... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Press Tart, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/27/2017
Berries galore on the nose as blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry all seem to make an appearance.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: LazerSnake, 3 Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 12/26/2017
With my sense of smell dulled by a nasty cold, this beer becomes my sacrificial lamb of sorts.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2017
The already complex Imperial Biscotti Break gets ratcheted up a notch with the addition of bourbon... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hop Bullet, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2017
Because nothing says "Christmas Eve" like a beer intended for spring, right? This double IPA... (see more)


Year of New Beer: French Toast, Decadent Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/23/2017
What do you get when you combine a nice, hoppy double IPA with maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon?... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Paradise, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written By: Dion on 12/22/2017
Some beers are easy to describe. This is one of them. Luscious chocolate, coconut, and bourbon... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Legend of Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/21/2017
Deep notes of baker's chocolate and coffee bean lead the way, with molasses, dark fruit, and... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 12/20/2017
The second of two anniversary bottles from Maiden City sees the blackberries jettisoned in favor... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blacker the Berry, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/19/2017
I've spent a lot of time in Cynthiana over the last 27 years, having married a native. During... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Five High Harvest Ale, Dark Horse Brewing (MI)

Written By: Dion on 12/18/2017
Citrus peel, earthy pine, and hints of caramel and bread crust on the nose. On the tongue, more of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Toasted Marshmallow, Decadent Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/17/2017
Pineapple and candied orange lead a nose that warms to include a bit of vanilla and marshmallow... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coconut Monolith, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/16/2017
I've said it before, Lexington is suffering from an embarrassment of riches. When one of the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Molotov Surprise, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/15/2017
Grapefruit blasts the nose with cursory notes of orange, peach, and mango. Warmth invites a nice... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nebuchadnezzar, Omnipollo (Sweden)

Written By: Dion on 12/14/2017
Grapefruit and orange dominate the nose, with hints of pine and herbal grasses joining a light... (see more)