by Jennifer Thomas
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House partners with Lakewood Brewing Co. and Puro Verde Tequila for “¡Ay Dios Amigos!” to release very special beers aged in Puro Verde barrels on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Hosting an all-day event, goodfriend will be the only place to get this world premiere beer. Live music will begin at 3pm featuring Hazardous Dukes, Psycho Pony, and Hell Texas.
This event is a year in the making. Carlos Bell, the general manager at Goodfriend, asked Trey Baumgarner, the owner of Puro Verde Tequila, for four of their Añejo Tequila barrels for Lakewood Brewing Co. Along with Bell, Matt Tobin, Josh Yingling from Goodfriend and Craig Reeves from Puro Verde Tequila delivered the barrels to Wim Bens from Lakewood Brewing Co. to begin the aging process. Two barrels of Lakewood Lager (Vienna-style Lager) and 2 barrels of La Dame Du Lac (Bierre de Garde), part of the Lakewood Legendary Series were aged in the Tequila barrels for nine months. A couple of months ago, all parties involved came together for a taste test.
Recently, prickly pear was added to one of the La Dame Du Lac barrels and ancho chiles were added to one of the barrels of Lakewood Lager. These barrel-aged beers will be exclusively available at Goodfriend. It will be paired with an optional Puro Verde Tequila flight.
The Hazardous Dukes are an Americana folk band, who are “good friends having a good time playing good music” will play at 3pm. Psycho Pony, a Neil Young tribute band, will play at 5pm. At 9pm, Hell Texas, an Americana super group featuring Patrick “Taz” Bentley, Kenny Withrow, Spyche, and Aaron Lyons will bring down the house.
Located at 1154 Peavy Road in East Dallas, Goodfriend is open Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. The kitchen is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please call 214.324.3335 or visit themonline.