Lakewood Brewing Co., founded and owned by East Dallas neighbor Wim Bens, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a carnival this Saturday.
According to the brewery’s website, the event will feature games, live music, carnival food and, of course, beer. For a limited time, the brewery is also bringing back beers it had previously discontinued.
A general admission ticket, which costs $25, includes a six-beer sample card and a limited edition 10th anniversary glass. For $65, a VIP ticket includes general admission benefits along with a stainless steel tumbler and entry an hour early. Tickets for designated drivers are $10, and anyone under 21 enters for free.
For an additional $10, any patron above 12 years old can participate in an axe-throwing competition from 12-3 p.m.
Bens, originally from Belgium, moved to North Texas when he was 7. He previously worked in advertisement, but quit his job to create the brewery. Since its opening, Lakewood Brewing Co. has won several awards for its beer, which is now packaged and sold statewide. On the company’s website, Bens says that the brewery strives “to create the highest quality beers by exploring new and exciting styles while staying true to the art and precision of craft brewing.” In August, Lakewood Brewing Co. unveiled a new kitchen and extensive food menu, updated dining spaces, and a speakeasy-inspired loft available for rent as a private event space.