Episode 8 Part 1: Macaron Pairing

March 16, 2018

In our eighth episode we take a departure from our usual reviews. In the first part of this episode we pair macarons made by Maison de Macarons with the light and sunny Rentsch Radler and the tart and crisp Redbud from Independence brewing while reminecing about Paris and reflecting upon the works of Luc Besson. Mostly The Fifth Element. 


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Evil Eye/ The Stranger Rides Tonight by Daddy Long Legs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.


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Show Notes:


Episode 08 - Macarons


Intro -


Hello listener,


This is Ross and tonight we have a full podcast.

We have Clint, Tony, Cutter, and as always Joel.

We have a special show tonight. Instead of our normal review we will be pairing some local beers with local macarons.


And we have a special guest tonight, owner and lone baker at Maison de Macarons, Sarah.




STYLE: Milk stout, also known as sweet stout; these are stouts brewed with lactose (or another unfermentable sugar), which lends sweet notes and body to the beer.

THE PITCH: Four-month-old Lakewood Brewing Co. is the latest local craft brewery to offer its beer bottled as well as on tap. The Temptress is a delicious, year-round offering that’s perfect for the holidays. It’s rich and smooth, with lots of chocolate, roasted malt and burnt-sugar flavors, and dried fig notes. At 9 percent alcohol by volume, it’s high in alcohol — even for a milk stout — but the potency is well-hidden. The addition of lactose lends a lovely creaminess, and the low carbonation makes it smooth and easy to drink.


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FUN FACTS: Lakewood Brewing Co. is simultaneously releasing its lager in bottles to retail stores. The brewery also finished a limited production of a special milk stout aged in bourbon barrels, which will be available on tap only at select craft beer bars.

Lakewood Brewing Co. offers brewery tours every Saturday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. The tour is $10 (cash only), and includes four glasses of beer and a souvenir glass. Live music and gourmet food trucks are on site, too. For information — or to see a video of the first bottling of The Temptress — visit lakewoodbrewing company.com.

SERVE IT: Serve it chilled to about 55 F, with beef, blue cheese, chocolate or chocolate desserts and on its own as a dessert.

GET SOME: Sold in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles for $9.59 to $10.99 at Sigel’s (Greenville and Fitzhugh locations), Spec’s on Walnut Hill Lane, Whole Foods Market (Lakewood and Park Lane locations), Kindred Spirits in Lakewood, The Bottle Shop on Greenville Avenue, AD Beer and Wine in Garland, Star Liquor in the Colony, Lone Star Beverage in Carrolton, S&K Beverages in Plano and Kegs & Barrels in Plano.


STYLE: Imperial Milk Stout

ABV: 9.1%

IBU: 56

SRM: 33

OG: 1.091

AVAILABILITY: Draft, 12oz bottle (4-pk)

SERVE: Snifter at 50°–55°

Va-va-voom! The Temptress is seduction in a glass. Curvy in all the right places, this Imperial Milk Stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head. Chocolate and caramel malt give it a rich and complex body while the lower carbonation gives the beer a silky mouth feel. She’s voluptuous, with a soft alcohol warmth that grows deeper with every sip. Take your time with her and she’ll reward you.

TASTING NOTES:Thick, rich milk chocolate headSweet Caramel notesTouch of vanillaWarm Complexity

PAIRS WELL WITH: Robust Bleu Cheese, Dark Chocolate, Sin

Silver: 2017 Denver Int'l Beer Competition
Bronze: Stout – 2015 Las Vegas Int'l Beer Competition
Bronze: Other Strong Ale — 2015 Los Angeles Int'l Beer Competition
Texas Stout of the Year - 2015 New York Int'l Beer Competition
Bronze: Sweet Stout - 2015 New York Int'l Beer Competition
Gold — 2013 World Beer Championships
Best Beer — Dallas Observer 2013 Best of Dallas
Best Beer in DFW from DFW.com (Star Telegram) 2013




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