Friday, September 4, 2015

Lakewood's French Quarter Temptress returns September 14

Image credit: Lakewood Brewing Company

Sure to be welcome news for fans of the brewery's Seduction Series, Lakewood Brewing Company has announced the return of French Quarter Temptress.

Once again, Lakewood will partner on the project with Kevin and Marta Sprague of Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters in East Dallas. For those that aren't familiar, French Quarter Temptress is created by infusing the brewery's imperial milk stout (a.k.a. The Temptress) with barrel-aged coffee and chicory in a process that seeks to capture "the spirit and attitude of New Orleans."

French Quarter Temptress first appeared on the scene in late 2012 as a specialty firkin. Since then, the beer has been offered only on draft, however, with the 2015 edition it will be made available in 22-ounce bottles for the first time.

As for whether or not consumers will notice a difference in this year's version, Lakewood founder Wim Bens explains that "every batch of French Quarter Temptress radiates a slightly unique taste and personality, yet the essence remains the same. We age the beans in our own Bourbon Barrel Temptress barrels before the coffee is brewed. The seductive flavor comes from the complex notes of bourbon in the beans, plus the spicy touch of chicory we add to the beer. It really is like New Orleans in a glass."

According to a press release, bottles and kegs of French Quarter Temptress will begin appearing throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex during the week of September 14. Check Lakewood's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) for updates on where the beer will be sold, or use the Beer Finder on the brewery's website to find a location near you.

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