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!