Believe it or not, we actually did it. You may have thought we either completely against the idea or just too good for it, but nay – we actually did it. Lakewood Brewing Company went and made an American IPA, and not just any old AIPA, but an American IPA made with Texans in mind. That’s right, we’re announcing the release of (the appropriately named) Lakewood IPA to our year-round lineup. This easy-drinking IPA is our first for the style, having brewed a Belgian-style IPA (Hop Trapp), a Session IPA (Hopochondria), and an Imperial India Black Lager (Goatman) over the years.
Brewed with Mosaic, Citra, Mandarina, and Bravo hops, this 7% alc/vol, 50 IBU India pale ale bursts with notes of papaya, tangerine, and grapefruit notes. With a balanced malt bill and a slightly dry finish without an overly-aggressive bitter bite, Lakewood IPA is a great choice for both seasoned “hop heads” and those new to the style.
We’re excited to finally release an American IPA too, as many of you die-hard fans have been asking us to brew one for awhile now. Well, we heard you. However, as exciting as this is, it’s also a little bittersweet for us (no pun intended.) Lakewood IPA is replacing our recently retired IPAs – Hop Trapp, Hopochondria, and Goatman – in our year-round lineup. It was just time. *sniff*
You can now find Lakewood IPA both on taps and store shelves in 6 pack cans around D-FW, with other markets to follow where LBC is sold in the coming weeks. A list of launch events across North Texas, including pint nights & tap takeovers, will be announced weekly on our Facebook page, as well as right here.
You’re also invited to join us for the ‘official’ Launch Party for Lakewood IPA on Friday, March 9th at Happiest Hour, Dallas’s new patio bar & lounge located just steps from American Airlines Center. Specials for the evening will include happy hour pricing on all LBC beers from 4-8pm, $5 pints of IPA or $7 23oz IPA drafts – plus $5 IPA, Lager & All Call cans, and $20 mix-and-match buckets of LBC cans. Swag and glassware will also be available (while supplies last.) Our entire crew will be out there partying, so feel free to stop by, slap some fives, meet and greet, whatever it is you feel like doing – we don’t bite. Well, maybe some of the back-of-the-house dudes.
Start making room in your fridge, ’cause we have a feeling this may start taking up a permanent spot in there.