photo 5In a feature story in this week’s edition, I talk about the growing trend of craft brews in North Texas. Among the most popular of this new crop is the Temptress, a milk stout from Wim Bens at Lakewood Brewing. (It’s actually in Garland, but Bens started as a home-brewer at his house in Lakewood.) And, as happens with craft beers, the seasonal suds are a draw among devotees.

This weekend, I got a jump-start tasting the latest seasonal blend: The Raspberry Temptress. You gotta figure the release — it comes out today — has “Valentine’s” written all over it. It’s much like the traditional Temptress, only with a sweet hint of berries on the finish. Lakewood only made about 30 barrels of the stuff, which will be distributed to vendors across the city, but don’t expect it to last long — there’s not much, and it’s delicious. (After the jump is a list of all local pubs serving it.)

Equally tasty, though, is the upcoming Saison style beer from Lakewood. They released the same last year — it has the light, refreshing qualities of spingtime beer — and there’ll be more of it than the Raspberry to enjoy.

And if you can’t find any at your local pub, take note: They have a taproom at Lakewood where you can taste ’em all.

Where you can get Raspberry Temptress (while supplies last):


Blind Butcher


Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill

Dallas Beer Kitchen

Capitol Pub

The Old Monk

The Fillmore Pub

Vickery Park Plano

Flying Saucer (Addison, Fort Worth)

The Crown and Harp

HG Sply Co.

The Bottle Shop — World Beer Co.

The Libertine Bar

The Barley House

Bonchon Dallas

Lakewood’s 1st & 10


Trinity Hall Irish Pub

World of Beer (SMU Boulevard, Arlington)

Gordon Biersch (Park Lane)

Whole Foods (Lomo Alto, Lakewood, Park Lane, Addison)

The Common Table

Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)

Henry’s Tavern

FM Smoke House

Craft and Growler

Twilite Lounge

LARK on the Park

Meddlesome Moth

City Tavern

Holy Grail Pub

The Londoner (Addison)

Haystack Burgers & Barley

British Beverage Company

Nickel and Rye


Wits End

Bowen House

Central Market (Fort Worth)


Magnolia Motor Lounge

Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub

Bearded Lady

Live Oak Music Hall

Mellow Mushroom – Southlake

Rugby House

The Pub (McKinney)

Kelly’s at the Village

East Side Social Club

Oak St. Drafthouse

The Local

Bird Cafe

Pour House (Fort Worth)