As it has for the past seven years, Lakewood Brewing Co. will be celebrating its anniversary by releasing a special beer created just for the occasion.

That beer is Lion’s Share VIII, a 15.2 percent ABV Russian imperial stout aged in French Caribbean rhum barrels. Rhum is a style of rum that has been distilled in the French Caribbean islands from freshly squeezed sugarcane juice as opposed to the more commonly used molasses.

The new stout will be the eighth anniversary release to bear the Lion’s Share moniker after the series started in 2013 with Lion’s Share, a 9.8 percent ABV Belgian-style IPA aged in oak barrels with brettanomyces.

According to a post on Lakewood’s Facebook page,, Lion’s Share IV will be sold in a two-pack of 22-ounce bottles with a branded glass ($22) that are scheduled to be released at the brewery on Sept. 25. Interested parties can pre-purchaase bottle packages on Lakewood Brewing’s website starting at 11am on Sept. 25.