For the second year in a row, Lakewood Brewing Co. and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. will collaborate on a beer to be released during North Texas Beer Week.
This year, the beer is 2015 DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries, a 9.5 percent ABV baltic porter brewed with cherries. While the beer is oak-aged, it is not barrel-aged in the traditional sense. Spiraled oak staves that have been soaked in spiced rum will be added to the brew and removed before the beer is bottled.
The first collaboration between the two breweries, DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries (6.4 percent ABV) was a Belgian-inspired dubbel that was released in October of last year. While that version was brewed at Rahr & Sons, the newest incarnation will be brewed at Lakewood in Garland, Texas.
North Texas Beer Week begins Nov. 6. As with last year’s release, the beer will be sold locally. According to Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood, 2015 DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles ($12.99) and will be released in “early November.”