Lakewood Brewery's Raspberry Temptress Is Here to Inebriate Your Valentine's Day

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K. Kendall
The Temptress stood me up, so the only raspberries I have are in this picture.
Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Raspberry Temptress has been all talk -- at least for me so far. But a recent announcement named a handful of bars to which the popular local brewery would be releasing a Milk Stout infused with raspberry puree. I set off to finally get a taste.

I picked Blind Butcher from the list and headed over. I even combed my hair. But the bartender that took my order said that while they would definitely get the beer at some point, they didn't have her yet. The Libertine Bar was also on the list and just up the street so I called them only to hear the same thing. The Temptress was a being a tease that night so I gave up and drank some lousy trash from a can.

What's worse than the scarcity is the demand. Matt Tobin, one of the beaded guys behind Blind Butcher and Goodfriend, told me he's not tapping the keg he bought for the Butcher until Valentine's Day for some reason I don't understand. He said he wants it to be special.

He tapped the keg he ordered for Goodfriend, though, the second it arrived. He flaunted it on Facebook and then half the neighborhood took their turns with it. That keg was half spent before the night was over, according to Tobin. So while the bars in my list may have the Raspberry Temptress at some point, they'll likely run out of it fast.

Bottom line: The following makes a decent target list if you want to try and meet the Raspberry Temptress. You should call ahead and confirm at your desired bar, though, if you don't want to get stood up like I did. I've talked to several bars and struck out a few for you that aren't going to get the beer, or are already out. But for myself? I'm over the lady. She's too much maintenance.

Goodfriend -- Tapped but gone soon
Blind Butcher
Jack Mac's Swill & Grill
Dallas Beer Kitchen
Capitol Pub
The Old Monk
The Fillmore Pub
Vickery Park Plano
Flying Saucer - Lake, 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 Blvd & 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
Old Texas Brewing Co.

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I've seen it at World Market. Why not just buy a bottle tuh-gyo?


@getrichindallas  I'm not sure what you think you saw (regular Temptress, perhaps?), but Lakewood isn't selling Raspberry Temptress by the bottle.

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