Last year, Lakewood Brewing Co. brought Manimal, a 6.5 percent ABV red farmhouse ale, to North Texas Beer Week; this year, it’s back with a twist.
The new incarnation is Wild Manimal, an 8.9 percent ABV “hoppy farmhouse red ale” that uses Manimal as a base before adding brettanomyces drei, aging it for “nearly a year” in American oak barrels and dry-hopping it with citra hops. The new beer was originally created by William Paden, a Lakewood brewer whose nickname is manimal.
This is the second beer the Garland-based brewery will debut at North Texas Beer Week this year, with the other being 2015 DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries, a 9.5 percent ABV baltic porter brewed with cherries that was brewed in collaboration with Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
According to Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood, Wild Manimal will be on draft during North Texas Beer Week, which begins Nov. 6.