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Start the year in mint condition

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We’re happy to announce that our brand new Seduction Series release, Sin Mint Temptress, is out now on area DFW bar and restaurant taps! The fourth release in this series pays homage to a little guilty pleasure in the form of a very popular cookie. This exhilirating offering infuses mint, vanilla, and a touch of graham cracker into our decadent imperial milk stout post-fermentation, creating a fresh, cooling treat that will leave you craving more. Harmony never tasted so good.

Keep your eyes out for her at your favorite drinking spot or growler station. Schol!

2014 Bourbon Barrel Temptress Out Now!

We’re happy to announce that starting today, you can find our limited release 2014 Bourbon Barrel Temptress (BBT) on North Texas area store shelves and taps! We take our popular imperial milk stout and age it in freshly emptied oak bourbon barrels for almost 6 months, imparting luscious notes of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, and roasted coffee. This barrel-aged beauty is back only for a short time in 22 ounce bottles and draft – just in time for the holidays. Drink this dangerously smooth treat now or let it age. Either way the reward will be worth it. 9.8% alc/vol
Schol!
Photographs by Veronica Bradley @ Veronica’s Camera

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French Quarter Temptress – Marching in now!

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Laissez les bon temps rouler! French Quarter Temptress is rolling out to area bars and restaurants starting today! This will be DRAFT ONLY, with hopes to bottle next year. Be sure to check with locations on when they plan on tapping it, as it’s pretty limited and we don’t want you to miss it. Some places may tap it sooner than others. We WILL be tapping it THIS SATURDAY (9/6) during our tour, but we will not have any special FQ glassware as those are a market exclusive. Be sure to visit those bars when they tap it and keep your eyes and ears open for “keep the glass” nights around town (or just check our events calendar – that’s WAY easier).
Locations tapping FQ (partial list – we may have missed a few):
  • Alamo Draft House
  • Angry Dog
  • Anvil Pub
  • Balcony Club
  • Barcadia Dallas
  • Barcadia FTW
  • Barley House
  • Bearded Lady
  • Bird Café
  • Blind Butcher
  • Boxwood
  • Brewed
  • Brewsters
  • Bryan Street Tavern
  • Capitol Pub
  • Cadillac Pizza
  • Cane Rosso Deep Ellum
  • Cane Rosso White Rock
  • Central Market FTW
  • Cock & Bull
  • Common Table
  • Community Cafe Katy Trail
  • Cool Beans
  • Corner Street Pub – Greenville
  • Craft & Growler
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen
  • East Side Social Club
  • Flying Saucer Addison
  • Flying Saucer FTW
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake
  • Gin Mill
  • Goodfriend
  • Gordon Biersch Dallas
  • Haystack Burgers
  • Henderson Tap House
  • Henry’s Tavern
  • Idle Rich Pub
  • Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill
  • Kelly’s at the Village
  • Lakewood Growler
  • LARK on the Park
  • Libertine
  • Live Oak
  • Londoner Addison
  • Londoner Frisco
  • Londoner Rockwall
  • Lonestar Beverages
  • Loophole
  • LUCK
  • Lucky Lou’s
  • Magnolia Motor Lounge
  • Mellow Mushroom McKinney
  • Mellow Mushroom Frisco
  • Mellow Mushroom Southlake
  • Meddlesome Moth
  • Nickel & Rye
  • Oak Street Draft House
  • Old Texas Brewing
  • phD
  • Pier 247
  • Pour House FTW
  • Renfield’s Corner
  • Ron’s Corner Tavern
  • Rugby House
  • Square Burger
  • Strangeways
  • T&P Tavern
  • The Bottle Shop
  • The Dubliner
  • The Fillmore Pub
  • The Holy Grail
  • The Lakehouse
  • The LOT
  • The Pub in McKinney
  • The Whistling Pig
  • Trinity Hall
  • Twilite Lounge
  • Whole Foods Colleyville
  • Whole Foods Park Lane
  • Whole Foods Addison
  • Whole Foods Lomo Alto
  • Whole Foods Lakewood
  • Wit’s End
  • World of Beer Arlington
  • World of Beer SMU
  • Zanata Rockwall
  • Zio Carlo Magnolia
September 4th (today) marks the exact midway point to Mardi Gras, so naturally we’re honoring the occasion by reprising the most requested cask in our “Seduction Series” by releasing a special limited edition batch of French Quarter Temptress.
Capturing the spirit and attitude of New Orleans, this beer possesses the boldness of barrel-aged coffee and chicory within the incredibly smooth 9.1 percent ABV Imperial Milk Stout. Using a process unique to coffee roasting, we partnered with Kevin and Marta Sprague at Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters in East Dallas to create the perfect combination.
We barrel-aged coffee beans, coining it Operation B.R.E.W. (Beans Resting, Enhanced by Whiskey.) Using one of our spent Bourbon Barrel Temptress barrels, Noble Coyote aged green Peruvian Cajamarca coffee beans for four months, which imparted subtle notes of bourbon to the beans. Once the beans were ready, Noble Coyote roasted the coffee and we added it to the beer along with a touch of chicory for some additional spiciness and complexity to give it that “signature” New Orleans taste.
As purveyors of a different kind of craft ‘brew’, we really respect Noble Coyote’s utilization of Fair Trade coffee and their passion for small-batch, artisan coffee roasting. It was the perfect choice for our French Quarter Temptress.   We hope you enjoy drinking this beer as much as we do. Now grab some beads, a beignet, and lets raise a glass together.
Schol!

Second Anniversary Bash is Upon Us!

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In case you haven’t heard, we’re getting a little older this weekend. Two years ago we sold our very first kegs at Goodfriend beer garden and burger house, launching LBC with just two beers (Rock Ryder and Hop Trapp). Last year we celebrated our first anniversary with one hell of a party. This year, we’re bringing the party back to Goodfriend for an even bigger bash.

We’re kicking it up a notch with more space, more beers, more friends, and more fun. We’ve added a 40′ x 60′ air-conditioned tent outside that will feature a beer garden atmosphere, plus 18 taps of various LBC brews, ranging from limited release specialties to your year-round favorites. ALL TAPS OPEN AT 11:00, so if you see something you want to try, get there early as most of these won’t last long.

On tap:

Rock Ryder

Hop Trapp

The Temptress (both regular & Nitro)

Lakewood Lager

Zomer Pils

Antigoon’s Revenge

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Bourbon Barrel-aged Punkel

Red Wine Till & Toil

Brabo’s Reserve (Red wine barrel-aged Brabo’s Cut)

La Dame du Bois (Red wine barrel-aged La Dame du Lac)

Estéban: Tequila barrel-aged Lakewood Lager

Francisco: Tequila barrel-aged Lakewood Lager w/ ancho chiles

Magdalena: Tequila barrel-aged La Dame du Lac

Mole Temptress on Randall w/ chili peppers

Fresh Lemon & Ginger Rock Ryder cask

And featuring the debut of our second anniversary ale:

Lion’s Share II – Wine barrel-aged Berliner Weisse aged on black currants

For our second anniversary, we wanted to explore the nuances and beauty that comes from barrel-aging beer, but with a style that’s very light and sessionable. With our anniversary being in the heat of early August, the beer had to be thirst quenching and drinkable with the warmer weather, yet still have character and depth. We felt a berliner weisse exemplified that style. Tart, acidic, and light-bodied, this slightly sour German wheat beer has been steadily gaining popularity. We brewed our take on this traditional style, then re-fermented the beer with black currants in recently emptied chardonnay, merlot, and cabernet barrels sourced from Napa Valley. Black currants have been used for centuries in Belgian brewing, but are rarely seen in American beers. Re-fermentation in the barrel, with the fruit, helped “dry” the beer out lending even more tart notes and complexity along with a beautiful rosy hue. After spending roughly 2 months in the barrels, we blended it back with a fresh batch of the berliner weisse giving us a truly unique beer perfect for an anniversary party unlike any other.

The day-long event will also include a limited supply of commemorative glassware (available while supplies last) plus custom screen printed shirts provided by Printed Threads available for purchase—choose from one of two unique designs and have it printed onsite. 20% of the proceeds from all purchased shirts will go directly to the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

Of course, no party would be complete without some great live music. Entertainment will include: Andrew Delaney & the Horse You Rode In On; Foxtrot Uniform; The Hazardous Dukes; and Shotgun Friday.

From all of our crew, we want to thank you for making the past two years possible. Without your support, there would be no LBC. We look forward to raising a glass with you. Schol!

American Craft Beer Week is Back!

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American Craft Beer Week has returned once again, and we’re celebrating with a variety of events all over DFW. Here’s what we have on tap for the week:

Tuesday, May 13

Zomer Pint Night at Dallas Beer Kitchen. Buy the beer, keep the glass. 8:00pm

Raspberry Temptress tapping at Holy Grail Pub. 6:00pm

Wednesday, May 14

Brewer’s Night at Flying Saucer Addison. Join us as they tap our Mole Temptress, along with Community’s Minivan and Deep Ellum’s Four Swords. 6:00pm

Celebrate Craft Beer Week at Henry’s Tavern. Join us along with reps from 903, Franconia, Rabbit Hole, Sam Adams, Founders, Alaskan, and Rahr as we discuss all things craft beer and sample some of our brews. 7:00pm

Mole Temptress Pint Night at Fillmore Pub. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Thursday, May 15

Mole Temptress Pint Night at Magnolia Motor Lounge in Fort Worth. Buy the beer, keep the glass. 7:00pm

Zomer Pint Night at Cadillac Pizza Pub. Buy the beer, keep the glass. Mmmm, pizza and beer. 5:00pm

Total Wine & More Plano – Collin Creek: Beer & Cheese Pairing class. Join our founder Wim Bens has he shares some of his favorite cheese pairings with a selection of our brews. 5:30-7:00. Tickets on sale.

Friday, May 16

Total Wine & More Plano – Preston Village: Lakewood 101: An Introduction to Lakewood Brewing Company. Join our founder Wim Bens as he introduces newbies to LBC’s beer, and gives an informal and fun discussion on how he went from home brewing out of his garage to running a succesful microbrewery. 6:30-8:00. Tickets on sale.

Antigoon’s Revenge Tapping & Glass Night at Libertine Pub. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Sunday, May 18

Brew Riot in Bishop Arts District/Oak Cliff. We’ll be pouring a selection of our beers alongside some of the city’s best home brewers at one of the city’s most unique beer festivals.

We’ll see you around town. ‘MERICA!

 

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