Getting Ready for a Busy Couple of Weeks

We’ve got a lot going on at the brewery these days.  First off we’re all getting ready for our Anniversary Weekend Celebration.  Believe it or not, but we’ve almost been open one full year.

As part of our one year anniversary we will be releasing Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale.  Gentleman Farmer is made with hops grown on our farm.  We release it once a year on our anniversary and it’s different each year based on that year’s harvest.  This year’s harvest featured more Cascade and Centennial than in previous years and the flavor is pronounced.  Very drinkable at 7.5% with notes of grapefruit and pine.

Gentleman Farmer

 

We are also preparing for our fist canning run of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA.  As part of our one year anniversary we will be releasing the freshest cans possible.  We are going to can ‘Til Sunset on Friday September 26th and release it hours later at the farm.  ‘Til Sunset Session IPA cans will be available all weekend (9/26-9/28) before it hits the shelves around VA the following week.

Thank you to everyone who has taken this awesome journey with us this year.  I’ll be posting some cool updates for the anniversary in the coming days.

Cheers!

STP

Gentleman Farmer Mentioned in Yahoo! Food

Yahoo! Features LCCB

Every now and then, Virginia’s Farm Brewery gets a little national attention.  Today we had the great fortune of being included in a Yahoo! Food article titled How the South Does Beer.

From the article by Rachel Tepper, “In Goochland, Virginia, Sean-Thomas Pumphrey of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery grows three types of hops selected for their ability to thrive in the Mid-Atlantic climate. “Lucky that they’re some of my favorite,” he said. Cascade hops lend notes of grapefruit and pine, while nugget hops offer herbaceous flavors. The third, a variety called “chinook,” rounds out the trio with its robust hoppy character.

In late September, Lickinghole Creek will unveil this year’s Gentleman Farmer Estate Hop Ale, a limited release made with a combination of the three hops. ”What we’re tying to do is create terroir in beer—it refers to a sense of place,” Pumphrey told us. “We’re trying to create a flavor based on our unique climate. We believe our hops do not taste like hops anywhere else.”

Beer Dinner at Flemings this Friday (9/19/14)

LCCB Beer Dinner @ Flemings

Date: Friday September 19th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: Flemings Steakhouse: 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA 23235

Phone: (804) 272-7755

Only a few tables left.  We’ll be pouring Bourbon Barrel Tripel (Currently the 7th Most Popular Tripel in the World According to Beer Advocate) and the much hyped and highly sought after Enlightened Despot, Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout.

Fleming's & LCCB Beer Dinner

 

Virginia’s Farm Brewery + Flemings Steak House = One Awesome Dinner

LCCB Birthday Celebration Day 3

Virginia’s Farm Brewery Turns One!

Three Day Celebration

Day 3

Sunday, September 28th (Our Actual Anniversary)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

Address: 4100 Knolls Point Drive. Goochland, VA 23063

The final day of our Three Day Birthday Celebration is our actual anniversary. in honor of this special occasion we’ve got a lot of cool things (including the Enlightened Despot) on the docket for you.

Gentleman Farmer Release

First off, we will be releasing Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale. Gentleman Farmer is LCCB’s version of an anniversary ale. It is made with hops grown on our farm and is different each year. We had a robust harvest on the farm this year and Gentleman Farmer is tasting fantastic. We will have bottles for sale.

Estate Series Gentleman Farmer
Fresh Hop Ale
7.5% ABV
Made with hops grown on the LCCB farm.
Home grown Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops round out this American Style Ale.
Available in 750 ml Bottles
Only Produced Once a Year

Cans are coming!
Friday, September 26th, 2014 we will be canning our very first run of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA. It can not get much fresher than this. We will have 6 packs of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA available for sale two days after it’s being packaged.

Give Aways:

All through our Birthday Weekend we will be giving a free Lickinghole Creek Pint Glass with the purchase of two or more bottles of beer or two six packs of cans at the Farm’s Tasting Room. Limit of one glass per customer.

In addition to the release of Gentleman Farmer, we will be pouring some of our harder-to-find beers as well.

Sunday September 28th Draft Beer List:
Our most sought after Beer: The Enlightened Despot Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout (Rating of a 95 on Beer Advocate)
Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale
Estate Series Rosemary Saison
Three Chopt Tripel
Goochland Quad

Live Music

Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess will come on around 1:00

Herbie D & The Dangermen will come on around 4:00

Gourmet Food Trucks to Be Announced Later

Dogs are welcome at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Please make sure their shots are up to date, clean up after them and keep them on a leash.

Please drive safely and slowly when visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.

We accept cash and credit cards.

LCCB Birthday Celebration Day 2

Virginia’s Farm Brewery Turns One!

Three Day Celebration

Day 2

Saturday, September 27th

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

Address: 4100 Knolls Point Drive. Goochland, VA 23063

Believe it or not, it’s been one full year since we opened our doors. We are having a three day celebration filled with tons of activities to celebrate this milestone.

Gentleman Farmer Release

First off, we will be releasing Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale. Gentleman Farmer is LCCB’s version of an anniversary ale. It is made with hops grown on our farm and is different each year. We had a robust harvest on the farm this year and Gentleman Farmer is tasting fantastic. We will have bottles for sale.

Estate Series Gentleman Farmer
Fresh Hop Ale
7.5% ABV
Made with hops grown on the LCCB farm.
Home grown Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops round out this American Style Ale.
Available in 750 ml Bottles
Only Produced Once a Year

Cans are coming!
Friday, September 26th, 2014 we will be canning our very first run of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA. It can not get much fresher than this. We will have 6 packs of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA available for sale one day after it’s being packaged.

Give Aways:

All through our Birthday Weekend we will be giving a free Lickinghole Creek Pint Glass with the purchase of two or more bottles of beer or two six packs of cans at the Farm’s Tasting Room. Limit of one glass per customer.

In addition to the release of Gentleman Farmer, we will be pouring some of our harder-to-find beers as well.

Saturday September 27th Draft Beer List:
Nucelar Nugget Imperial Honey IPA
Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale
Estate Series Rosemary Saison
Batchelors Delight (13th Most Popular Quadrupel in the World According to Beer Advocate)
Magic Beaver

Special Preview Pin:

Special Pin of Berry Virginia Black Bear. It’s our Russian Imperial Stout aged on a mix of fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The Virginia Black Bear is the base beer for the Enlightened Despot.

Live Music All Freaking Day!
On Saturday, September 27th we are going to have live music throughout the course of the day. Here’s the incredible lineup:

The talented and legendary Richmond Rock Duo FU (The Fredds Unplugged) will kick off the festivities at 1:00.

Then the band that rocked our Grand Opening & Despot Day is back….Barrelhouse will bring their talents to the farm starting around 3:30.

And to cap off the evening, the one and only Susan DePhillip will perform starting around 7:00.

Gourmet Food Trucks to Be Announced Later

Dogs are welcome at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Please make sure their shots are up to date, clean up after them and keep them on a leash.

Please drive safely and slowly when visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.

We accept cash and credit cards.

Birthday Time For LCCB!

Virginia’s Farm Brewery Turns One!

Three Day Celebration

Day One

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

Address: 4100 Knolls Point Drive. Goochland, VA 23063

Believe it or not, it’s been one full year since we opened our doors. We are having a three day celebration filled with tons of activities to celebrate this milestone.

First off, we will be releasing Estate Series Gentleman Farmer Fresh Hop Ale. We had a robust harvest on the farm this year and Gentleman Farmer is tasting fantastic. We will have bottles for sale starting Friday Night.

Home Grown. Hand Made.

Home Grown. Hand Made.

Estate Series Gentleman Farmer
Fresh Hop Ale
7.5% ABV
Made with hops grown on the LCCB farm.
Home grown Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops round out this American Style Ale.
Available in 750 ml Bottles
Only Produced Once a Year

Cans are coming!
As fate would have it this is the very first day we will be canning beer. Friday, September 26th, 2014 we will be canning our very first run of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA. It can not get fresher than this. We will have 6 packs of ‘Til Sunset Session IPA available for sale on the exact same day that it’s being packaged.

'Til Sunset Session IPA

All through our Birthday Weekend we will be giving a free Lickinghole Creek Pint Glass with the purchase of two or more bottles of beer or two six packs of cans at the Farm’s Tasting Room.

In addition to the release of Gentleman Farmer, we will be pouring some of our harder-to-find beers as well.

Friday Night September 26th Draft Beer List:
Estate Series Gentleman Farmer
Estate Series Rosemary Saison
Bourbon Barrel Three Chopt Tripel (Currently the 7th Most Popular Tripel in the World According to Beer Advocate)
Pony Pasture Pilsner
Creator Hoppelbock

On Friday, September 26 we are going to have live music from one of the best Blues Bands in Central VA, the Bluz Cats. The Bluz Cats will start playing around 6:30 p.m.

But wait, there’s more… 

After rocking out to amazing blues and drinking Farm Grown Brews, we’re going to have a showing of From Grain to Growler, a documentary about the growth of Virginia Craft Beer. The talented film makers from Take a Penny Productions will be on site as well as Lee Graves, The Richmond Beer Guy to answer any questions you may have. The movie should begin around 8:30

Gourmet Food Trucks to Be Announced Later

Dogs are welcome at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Please make sure their shots are up to date, you clean up after them and they are kept on a leash.

Please drive safely and slowly when visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.

We accept cash and credit.

Making Some Changes

We’ve added a new feature to Virginia’s Farm Brewery web site.  If you look to your right you will see a calendar that says Music Calendar.  This will tell you what band is playing the farm and at what time.  I’ve already updated it through October, so I can’t fall behind.

I will also attempt to keep the Calendar of Events up to date for the bigger events, like someone’s Birthday Weekend (9/26-9/28).  Stay tuned for more information on that, plus a whole lot more we’ve got coming up.

Vacation is over.

STP