Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lakewood latest legends to make up new Trilogy

Image courtesy of Lakewood Brewing Co.

Lakewood Brewing Co. has announced the release of three new beers, which taken together will represent a miniseries within its popular Legendary line of brews.

Being called The Trilogy, the name of the series was chosen based on the famous legend of The Three Fates from Greek mythology. As it goes, the three sisters - Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos - determined the fates of both Gods and mortals alike with their infamous thread of life. One sister spun the thread (birth), one sister measured the thread (life), and one sister cut the thread (death).

“We’ve always been forward thinking at the brewery, and we came up with this Trilogy concept to create an experience and anticipation for our Legendary Series fans,” said Wim Bens, founder & president of Lakewood. “Three different wood-aged beers will be released six months apart, each reflecting their own unique, beautiful characteristics. The first is Thread Spinner, an American barleywine aged in freshly-emptied bourbon barrels from our friends at Witherspoon Distillery in Lewisville.”

According to Bens, Thread Spinner is a “beast of a beer” that's ready to drink now or it can be preserved to age with the other two beers coming out next spring and fall. Regarding those others, Grand Allowance will be a wine barrel-aged wheat wine slated for a spring release, while Grim Shearer will be a barrel-aged rye wine that comes out in the fall.

As for the artwork featured on the packaging, the brewery
once again enlisted the artistic talents of illustrator Nathan Walker to create the visually dynamic bottle art for the series. Lakewood has previously used Walker’s illustrations for its Seduction Series and DFW collaboration brews.

“We want to capture someone’s attention immediately, and Nathan’s art is always phenomenal at doing just that,” stated Bens. “Once all three are released, you’ll be able to put the three bottles together for a beautiful, eye-catching triptych.”

According to a press release, Thread Spinner will be sold on draft and in 22-ounce bottles, with deliveries to begin the week of October 17.

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