OPERATION B.R.E.W with Lakewood Brewing Company (aka French Quarter Temptress) September 05 2014
About four months ago we acquired a bourbon barrel from our friends at Lakewood Brewing Company. The plan was to fill the barrel with unroasted, or green, coffee beans and let them sit for a while. First we created an opening in the barrel, then we filled it with one of our single origin beans, and we let them sit and soak in the delicious aromas and good juju held within those wooden staves. Both being fans of all things coffee bean, beer and bourbon related, we were understandably very excited about this collaboration.
This became known as Operation B.R.E.W (Beans Resting Enhanced by Whiskey)
Eventually, we got the call from the crew at Lakewood Brewing Company that it was time to start working with the beans. Kevin pulled some of the beans out of the barrel, roasted the first batch and cold pressed the coffee beans using a 16 hour extraction. The flavor was really incredible. We took the cold press to Lakewood Brewing Co. so they could start working their magic on percentages and the addition of chicory.
This delicious concoction became the French Quarter Temptress!
From Lakewood Brewing Company :
"Capturing the spirit and attitude of New Orleans, French Quarter Temptress possesses the boldness of barrel-aged coffee and chicory within our incredibly smooth 9.1% abv Imperial Milk Stout. Using a process unique to coffee roasting, we partnered with our friends and fellow east Dallasites at Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters to create this unique brew. Now we're ready to celebrate with all of you."