Monday, October 26, 2015

Rahr & Sons and Lakewood team up again for DFW

Image credit: Lakewood Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

Building on a successful partnership started last year, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company of Fort Worth and Lakewood Brewing Company of Garland have joined together again to create the 2015 edition of DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries.

Brewed on site at Lakewood's facility (last year's version was crafted at Rahr & Sons), this year's beer is a rum oak-aged Cherry Baltic Porter that finished out with an ABV of 9.5%. And, as before, DFW's release will be timed to coincide with North Texas Beer Week, which runs from November 6-15.

Image credit: Lakewood Brewing Co.

Last year's recipe, a Belgian-inspired dubbel, sold out at distribution and marked the first time two Texas production breweries had collaborated on a beer. As for the 2015 release, Rahr & Sons co-founder and CEO Fritz Rahr says, "We're excited to collaborate again with our friends at Lakewood on such a unique beer. Our special partnership represents the impressive growth of the North Texas craft beer community in recent years."

Lakewood founder Wim Bens expressed a similar sentiment in saying, "Rahr and Lakewood have a shared history and a shared love of creating brews that are unique in North Texas. With DFW, we've done it again. This collaboration allows us to showcase the best of both breweries in one amazing brew."

DFW will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles at local retailers beginning the week of November 2.

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