Last night the Beer Nerds gathered at The Common Table in Uptown to sample Wim Bens' new wares courtesy of Lakewood Brewing Co. Dubbed Dame du Lac, the latest from the brewery's collection of single batch obscure brews known as the legend series, it sports a caramel color, lots of malt to start and a deceptively boozy character.
The beer clocks in at just over 7 percent ABV. It's not big enough to knock you on your ass, but it's heavy and not at all a session beer either. If you missed last night's launch party, you can fill your weekend with all the Dame du Lac you can handle. Here are a few of the many bars that should be carrying it starting today.
Of course The Common Table will have plenty on hand for quite some time. You can't launch a beer and then forget about it. That would just be crass. If you're an East Dallasite though, both Cock and Bull and Libertine Bar will have plenty for you to swill.
If you're feeling a little more laid back you might check out the Lakewood Whole Foods. They'll also be featuring the beer and if you haven't heard, it's actually a decent place to drink. Of course if you'd rather chill out on your own couch Craft and Growler will send you home with all the locally brewed Bière de Garde you can handle.
And finally, if you're way out west, Flying Saucer will also be carrying the beer. They've also got some killer wings at their new location and a massive outdoor patio.
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