Despot Day 2016

Despot Day 2016
Bottle Release & Celebration of the Enlightened Despot’s Return
Enlightened Despot
Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Address: 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Goochland, VA 23063
 
Despot Day 2016
 
To ensure a smooth release we are selling tickets online for the right to purchase bottles on Despot Day 2016. The $10 ticket will give you the right to purchase a full allocation of the Enlightened Despot and her variants. Only those with a ticket will be able to purchase Enlightened Despot Bottles. You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day and enjoy the festivities. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles. Enlightened Despot Bottles will only be available for pick up on Despot Day (March 5th, 2016)
Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. We will post a link for tickets at 11:00 a.m of the 18th on our Facebook page and on our web page www.lickingholecreek.com. There will be a time slot section for you to choose when you would like to pick up your bottles.
One Ticket per person.  Please do not buy tickets for multiple waves.  A trustee can only pick up their beer + one other person’s beer.
LCCB will be closely monitoring the tickets purchased and if we notice shenanigans your purchase will be made null & void.
Please click on the following link to purchase tickets.  Tickets go on sale Monday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
 
 
Here’s the breakdown on bottle limits:
 
Enlightened Despot – 6 Bottle Limit per Customer (18)
Hug the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Awaken the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Hide the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (30)
 
All together it equals one full case of Enlightened Despot + Variants per ticketed customer.
 
Again, you do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day 2016. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles. Enlightened Despot is only available for sale and pick up on Despot Day, March 5th, 2016.
 
Beer Descriptions:
 
Enlightened Despot – 2016
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 9 Months
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU 
The Despot Doth Come
 
6 Bottle Limit 
 
The Enlightened Despot is an amazingly rich, complex and surprisingly drinkable Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and of course the delicious hints of Bourbon round out this robust stout. The 2016 version was aged for 9 months in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Made with 10 specialty grains and containing over 78 IBU of American Hop flavor, this truly is a one of a kind beer.
 
Beer Advocate rates the Enlightened Despot a 94 saying, “The beer geeks love their Imperial Stouts, and a small handful garner enough hype to draw massive crowds around their release. This one is just as deserving as the next. A sweet malt bomb with roasted grain and alcohol is not all that is going on here; there’s also layers of chocolate and coffee met by alcohol warmth. Something to savor.”
 
Hug the Despot – 2016
Bourbon Barrel + Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Watch Out, He Hugs.
 
Hug the Despot 2016 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 9 months and cold-conditioned on fresh vanilla. Silly Panda thinks he’s the Despot. Watch out, he hugs.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Awaken the Despot – 2016
Bourbon Barrel + Coffee Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot is Coming. Look Busy!
 
Awaken the Despot 2016 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 9 months and cold-conditioned on fresh roasted coffee. The Despot is Coming. Look Busy.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Hide the Despot
Rare Barrel Enlightened Despot
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
 
Hide the Despot 2016 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped and aged in 23 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 9 months. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Glassware & T Shirts:
Enlightened Despot Teku Glasses and T-Shirts will be available for sale. Tickets are not needed to purchase merchandise.
 
 
Food Trucks:
 
Tazza Kitchen
 
Hard Pressed
 
Fired Up Pizza
 
Stay Tuned for More Info on Additional Food Trucks
 
 
Live Music:
 
Rick Hollowell 12:00 – 2:00
 
Tara Mills and Her Band 2:30 – 5:00
 
Jive 45 5:30 – 8:30
 
 
Specialty Pins:
As per Despot Day Tradition, we will tap a Specialty Pin of Enlightened Despot once an hour from 12-6.
 
More info to come on Specialty Pins.
 
 
Draft List:
Enlightened Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Awaken the Despot – 2016
Hide the Despot – 2016
Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Enlightened Despot
Vanilla Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Hide the Despot
Guest Taps:
 
Brothers Brewing – Resolute
Hardywood Park – TBA
O’Connor Brewing – TBA
Strangeways – TBA
Stone – TBA
Adroit Theory – TBA
More to come!
 
More Info to Come on the Draft List
 
Important Announcements:
 
Virginia’s Farm Brewery is a family friendly environment.
 
Please dress for less than stellar outdoor conditions. It can get muddy and cold on the Farm. Early March in Virginia can be either sunny and perfect or snowy and cold. 
 
Due to the number of people who come to our events we can not offer tasting flights.
 
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