One of Lakewood Brewing Co.’s most limited releases of the year is still six months away, but we already have some details about it.
The beer in question is Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2017, a 12.4 percent ABV variation of the Garland, Texas-based brewery’s Temptress imperial milk stout (9.1 percent ABV) that is brewed with both lactose sugar and vanilla before being aged in bourbon barrels.
The first release of the barrel-aged beer was as a draft-only option in 2012 before it was bottled for the first time in 2013, and it has continued to be bottled every year since:
- Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2013 (10.2 percent ABV) — Aged in Bulleit bourbon barrels
- Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2014 (9.8 percent ABV) — Aged in Old Forester barrels
- Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2015 (11.3 percent ABV) — Aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels
- Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2016 (11 percent ABV) — Aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels for approximately seven months
- Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2017 (12.4 percent ABV)
In an email, Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood, told Tenemu that while exact release details, production numbers and other details are still being finalized, 2017 Bourbon Barrel Temptress will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be released in mid-December.