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Press Release: Lakewood Brewing Co. Announces 2017

Lakewood Brewing Company Announces Much Anticipated 2017 Craft Beer Releases
  Dallas, TX: Lakewood Brewing Company has been ‘brewing up’ a great lineup of 2017 releases. Customers across North Texas and other regions can look forward to these upcoming craft beers in LBC’s 5th year of brewing customer favorites.
“We took 2016 to look at what was working and what needed to be tweaked. We’ve been hard at work preparing for this all year and we’re excited to announce our 2017 releases,” stated Wim Bens, Founder & President of Lakewood Brewing Company.
Goatman Imperial India Black Lager makes its triumphant return in early spring in 4-pack bottles. This 9.3% ABV brew originally made its debut as the third release in LBC’s Legendary Series, one of its most popular…and is the first to be brought back. Dry hopped with copious amounts of Simcoe, this dank, roasty, malty beer is described as a ‘hybrid between a German Schwarzbier and an Imperial Cascadian Black IPA.’
The Seduction Series will be moving from 22oz bottles to its new packaging in 4-pack bottles. In addition to introducing a fifth variation to the Seduction Series lineup later in the year, LBC will also be barrel-aging a portion of all the Seduction Series as very limited, draft-only releases throughout the year.
Red Wine Till & Toil, a fan favorite, will be in limited release, 22oz. bottles for the first time. Artsy Tartsy, LBC’s fruited Berliner Weisse, will make a return this summer as a refreshing draft only release, while Zomer Pils will now be sold exclusively in cans and dry-hopped with a combo of Lemondrop, Sterling, and Saaz hops.
“We keep listening to our fans and our brew crew keeps innovating delicious new beers,” Wim emphasized. “I’m very excited to share these with craft beer fans across the state.”
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#quadgoals, a Lion’s Share IV Q&A

#QUADGOALSimg   Starting this week, Lion’s Share IV will start roaring onto store shelves and into bars and restaurants across the state. I took a few moments to talk about this year’s anniversary release with Tim Deemer, LBC Lead Brewer and the owner of the most majestic, lion-like mane of hair in the company. We touch on keeping up with beer trends, the role of traditions in the brewing field, and what he was aiming to accomplish in brewing Lion’s Share IV, his… quad goals, if you will.

Everybody’s Gonna Pay… An IPA Q&A

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Starting this week, Troll Toll will emerge from the darkness and make it’s way to stores and taps across the state. To commemorate the arrival of this legendary beast, I took a moment to again chat with Shawn Vail, Head Brewer here at Lakewood Brewing Co. As our most elite hoperative and a troll hunter of some repute, I knew he was the man to teach me the ways of vicious Troll Toll, and his bitter IPA brethren. Beware the night, man, for the Troll Toll cometh…

BBT ’16 Barrel Aging Q&A with Shawn Vail

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To mark this week’s barreling of BBT 2016, I took a few minutes to chat with Shawn Vail, Head Brewer of Lakewood Brewing Co. He heads the company’s barrel aging program and is the authority on the matter here at LBC. He gave me a crash course in barrel aging, BBT, and all things round, wooden and filled with delicious, delicious beer.

It’s a Sock Hop at the Stewpot!

Last summer, we got off on the wrong foot with a local publication after some rather heelish remarks on their part comparing our beer to the footwear of the homeless. Their mean-spirited comments made light of both our commitment to brewing DFW’s finest craft brews and the plight of the city’s less fortunate, and let me tell you, we were ready to kick some dust up over them.
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While we’re not one to let people walk all over us like that, we cooled our heels and decided to use the opportunity to help those most in need. With some assistance from our friends at PXP Solutions, The Common Table, The Trinity River Tap House and Alamo Drafthouse DFW, we dug in our heels and socked away charitable donations for The Stewpot. The unnamed offenders even joined in to toe the line, and together over 1300 pairs were handed out to Dallas’ homeless and at-risk population.
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Call us goody two-shoes, but this is one instance we’re happy to put our foot in our mouth.
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Schol!

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