Lakewood Brewing Co. will be shipping its first Temptress variant of the year next week, but there will be a major change in how it is packaged.
As has historically been the case, Raspberry Temptress will be a 9.1 percent ABV imperial milk stout brewed with lactose sugar, vanilla and fresh raspberries. However, as part of the Garland, Texas-based brewery’s 2017 plans, the stout will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles instead of the 22-ounce bottles it has been sold in since 2015.
Raspberry Temptress is part of the Seduction Series, variations of Lakewood’s Temptress milk stout that use different adjuncts to enhance the flavors of the base beer. Since 2014, there have been four different incarnations released on roughly the same rotating schedule every year: Raspberry Temptress in February, Mole Temptress in May, French Quarter Temptress in September and Sin Mint Temptress in November. However, Lakewood’s 2017 plans also include an additional fifth variation that has not been named yet.
According to Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood, the newest version of Raspberry Temptress will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that “will be the same price point as the bombers were” and the beer is scheduled to be shipped to retailers starting on Jan. 16 across the brewery’s distribution footprint. In addition, Bradley told Tenemu in an email that there would be a draft-only barrel-aged version of Raspberry Temptress that should be released “sometime mid-February.”