In the two-plus years since it instituted the Legendary Series, Lakewood Brewing Co. has played upon the inspiration of various apparitions and mythological characters, but the most recent release is devoted to a saint.
There has been no better time to be a beer fan in Texas than right now. Thanks in large part to Jester King standing up to the TABC, we are seeing more and more craft beer from around the country begin to filter in to the lone star state. Arguably more importantly than that, we are experiencing tremendous growth within our own borders with new breweries popping up all the time, and established ones really stepping up their game and producing some beers that can really compete with the big hitters we are used to seeing.
If you live in North Texas, you know there are few locally-made beers that cause as much of a frenzy as The Temptress from the Lakewood Brewing Company. A versatile Imperial milk stout, it has been the subject of numerous adjunct treatments over time, even going on to inspire a line of specialty beers known as the Seduction Series. That bawdy band of brews includes the likes of Raspberry, Mole, French Quarter and Sin Mint Temptress.
In historical terms, the beer called DFW represents something of a milestone for the North Texas craft beer industry. As to the reason why, the answer lies right in the center of the label. "A Collaboration of Two Breweries," it represents the first such partnership between production breweries, not only in the region, but also in the state.
Dallas, Texas-based Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Temptress milk stout has become a local favorite for its combination of consistency, great flavor and affordable price. Starting in early 2013, Lakewood decided to release its Seduction Series, which are variations of the Temptress milk stout that use different adjuncts to enhance the flavors of the base beer.