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!

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

2013 Bourbon Barrel Temptress #BBT13

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!