Next week, Lakewood Brewing Co.’s will begin shipping one of its most anticipated releases of the year.
Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2018 is a 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 barrels that previously held bourbon. 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.
The limited release has continued to be bottled every year since, with last year’s version aged in barrels that previously held local distillery’s Witherspoon bourbon for approximately 10 months.
According to a post on Lakewood’s Instagram page, Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2018 is packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will begin shipping to retailers across the brewery’s distribution network on Dec. 10.