Posts Tagged ‘Barrel aged beer’

Press Release: Grim Shearer Brings An End to Trilogy

Lakewood Brewing Company is excited to release Grim Shearer, the final of three unique, wood-aged beers in a miniseries within their limited Legendary Series, which has spanned over 16 months. The Legendary Series is LBC’s specially brewed beers inspired by both worldly and local myths and legends, each brewed only once with the intention of never being brewed again.
The tenth individual release in the Legendary Series, and third & final installment in the Three Fates mini-series, Grim Shearer is a Rye Whiskey barrel-aged Rye Wine clocking in at 11.4% alc/vol. Gracefully aged over 8 months in rye whiskey barrels, it lends flavors of sun-dried cherries, toffee, maple, and a subtle spice from the rye.
“We’re excited to complete this story and series of beers, showcasing the amazing qualities that come with varying malt bills to complement the different barrels,” stated Wim Bens, Founder & President of Lakewood Brewing Company.
The Trilogy chosen for this project is based on the famous legend of the Three Fates – Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. The three sisters determined the fates of both Gods and mortals alike with their infamous thread of life. One sister spun the thread (birth), one sister measured the thread (life), and one sister cut the thread (death). You can pair Grim Shearer with the other two offerings previously released in the miniseries – Thread Spinner Bourbon barrel-aged Barleywine (released fall of 2016) and Grand Allowance Chardonnay barrel-aged Wheat Wine (released spring of 2017) – for an epic vertical experience.
“We love seeing how the personality of each beer comes through, how the difference in age and cellar time influences each beer, and how they relate to each other when tried side-by-side,” added Bens. “It’s been a long project, but one we’ve really enjoyed.”
The brewery once again enlisted the artistic talents of illustrator Nathan Walker to create the visually dynamic bottle art for the series. “Nathan’s art is so rich and visually dynamic, and fans have loved the previous bottle art,” stated Bens. “Now you’re able to put all three bottles together for a beautiful, eye-catching triptych.” LBC has also used Walker’s illustrations for their Seduction Series and DFW collaboration brews.
Collectors and craft beer fans can enjoy Grim Shearer, now available in select craft retailers, both on draft and in 22oz bottles across D-FW.

2017 BBT Day

The lady of the hour has almost arrived! Join us on Saturday, December 9 for the debut of our 2017 Bourbon Barrel Temptress! Clocking in at 12.4% ABV, this year’s vintage was aged in freshly-emptied oak bourbon barrels from our friends at Lewisville’s Witherspoon Distillery.
  • Event Details:
  • Location: Lakewood Brewing Co.
  • Date: Saturday, December 9
  • Time: 12pm-9pm
  • FREE ENTRY! Tickets are not required to attend the party.
    Sampling cards will be available for $15 and includes three 10oz pours of your choice. BBT pours are sampling card only. Glassware is NOT included, however we will have limited glassware for sale at merch day of the event.
    Just a reminder – this is NOT a bottle release party. Off-premise sales (bottles and growlers) will not be available as per TX law. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome out in our beer garden, but not inside the brewery as per city health code.
  • Performing in the beer garden:
  • Marisela TheVoice
  • Recover
  • Pit Commander Barbecue and Texapolitan Pizza will be cooking up their signature pizza pies and Central TX BBQ. And of course, we’ll have a variety of games out in the beer garden for entertainment. In case of colder weather, we’ll have heaters on-site as well as a few fire pits to help you warm up.
    Be one of the first to try this elusive, barrel-aged beauty before it hits the market the following week, and let’s raise a glass to temptation in its finest form.

    2017 Bourbon Barrel Temptress VIP Party

    TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
    The lady of the hour has almost arrived! On Friday, December 8, our 2017 Bourbon Barrel Temptress will debut to a very select group of stout lovers at the Taproom and brewery. Clocking in at 12.4% ABV, this year’s vintage was aged in freshly-emptied oak bourbon barrels from our friends at Lewisville’s Witherspoon Distillery.
  • Event Details:
  • Location: The Taproom at Lakewood Brewing Co.
  • Date: Friday, December 8
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • This VIP party will be limited to only 200 tickets! Once sold out, tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
  • Tickets cost $40 ea, and include:
  • • Entry into the party
  • • Three (3) 10oz pours of beer
  • • One (1) commemorative 2017 BBT tumbler
  • • One (1) limited edition BBT barrel stave bottle opener, crafted from this year’s barrels
  • • BBT sticker
  • • Access to rare tappings with minimal lines
  • • All service fees and tax is included in the ticket price
  • Additional sampling cards will be available for purchase for $15. Non-drinking/designated driver tickets will be sold at the door for $10 ea, but DO NOT include beer, souvenir glass, or bottle opener. Non-drinking ticket holders will not be able to purchase alcohol. Children under the age of 18 are welcome to join at no cost. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome out in our beer garden, but not inside the brewery as per city health code.
    Just a reminder – this is NOT a bottle release party. Off-premise sales (bottles and growlers) will not be available as per TX law.
    The Steve Waller Quartet will class up the joint with their signature jazz hits, and we’ll have Pit Commander Barbecue and Texapolitan Pizza on-site cooking up their signature pizza pies. And of course, we’ll have a variety of games out in the beer garden for entertainment. In case of colder weather, we’ll have heaters on-site as well as a few fire pits to help you warm up.
    Be one of the first to try this elusive, barrel-aged beauty before it hits the market the following week, and let’s raise a glass to temptation in its finest form.