Lakewood Brewing Looks to Seduce North Texas with Another Temptress Special Release

On April 28 Lakewood Brewing Co. will release the next in a limited-run series of their Temptress imperial milk stout. This new Mexcian-inspired edition will be available on draft at only a small selection of restaurants and bars around Dallas and Fort Worth. In the theme of Cinco de Mayo, the surly Temptress that has captured the hearts and bellies of so many will don a green, white and red flag for a spicy mole variation.

Thirty barrels of Mole Temptress were made by adding ancho, chipotle, guajillo and pasilla chiles, along with cinnamon and 100-percent pure cacao nibs (which were sourced via Dude, Sweet Chocolate of Dallas) at the end of the fermentation process. The ingredients were then allowed to slowly seep into the belly of the Temptress, and later yours.

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"We introduced Mole Temptress for the first time in 2013 as a small one-off cask, and the large positive response led us to bring it back again this year," said Wim Bens, founder of Lakewood Brewing. "The beer possesses a subtle warmth from the variety of chiles we use, a hint of cinnamon and an extra depth of cocoa flavor."

Mole Temptress will start rolling out of the brewery on Monday, April 28. Most bars or restaurants that carry the regular Temptress will have this new special edition. The brewery suggests watching their Facebook page next week for more information.

In other LBC news, Bens hopes to start bottling the seduction series after their brewery expansion, which is slated to be complete in 2015.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.