There are quite a few major changes for Lakewood Brewing Co.’s 2017 production schedule.
Perhaps the biggest news for the Garland, Texas-based brewery is that fact that all four of the Seduction Series beers—Raspberry Temptress, Mole Temptress, French Quarter Temptress and Sin Mint Temptress—will be moved to four-packs of 12-ounce bottles, replacing the 22-ounce bottles that they have been packaged in since last year.
In addition, there will be an as-yet-unnamed addition to the line in four-packs as well as barrel-aged versions of all five variants that will be released approximately one month after the bottles.
Next is the return of Goatman (9.3 percent ABV), a beer Lakewood describes as a “imperial India black lager” that is dry-hopped with “copious amount of Simcoe hops. The lager debuted as the third release in the brewery’s Legendary Series in 2013, and will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles available in late February or early March.
Up next will be bottles of Lakewood’s Red Wine Barrel Till & Toil (8.2 percent ABV), which will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and released in the spring. The red wine barrel-aged Belgian-style saison was released as a draft-only option in 2013, and this is the first time it has been packaged.
In the summer, Lakewood will be releasing Lion’s Share V to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The beer will be a Scottish ale aged in scotch barrels for approximately nine months and will be released on Aug. 4, 2017 on-draft as well as in 22-ounce bottles, and will join four other releases in the Lion’s Share line since 2013:
- Lion’s Share (9.8 percent ABV) — Belgian—style IPA aged in oak barrels with brettanomyces — 2013
- Lion’s Share II (3.6 percent AB) — berliner weisse aged in wine barrels with black currants — 2014
- Lion’s Share III (9 percent ABV) — old ale aged in red wine barrels — 2015
- Lion’s Share IV (12.4 percent ABV) — Belgian—style quadrupel aged in brandy barrels — 2016
- Lion’s Share V — Scottish ale aged in scotch barrels for approximately nine months — 2017
Also in the summer, Lakewood will be releasing Artsy Tartsy as its summer draft-only seasonal release, a kettle-soured berliner weisse-style ale that will be aged on an unnamed fruit.
Finally, the brewery will be releasing Zomer only in cans in the summer, with this newest version dry-hopped with lemondrop, Saaz and Sterling hops.