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Despot Day 2017, 3/4/17

Despot Day 2017
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Address: 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Goochland, VA 23063
Enlightened Despot
 
Despot Day 2017
 
You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day.
Food Trucks:
 
Harry’s Picnic Basket
Gluten Free Food Truck Serving Sandwiches, Salads and Treats. 
 
 
JaDean’s Smokin Six O:
Specializing in apple wood smoked BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Seafood and down home southern cooked meals. Everything from Pig Pickins’ to crab feasts we bring a little taste of home cooking to you.
 
 
Hog Haven
Making fantastic kielbasas and grilled cheese
 
 
Live Music: 
 
Tara Mills 12-2
Tara Mills is a singer and songwriter in Charlottesville, Virginia. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, “original blue ridge mountain folk.” She is incredibly talented and puts on a great show.
 
 
Jackass Flats 2:30 – 6:30
They’re a fantastic bluegrass band that puts on an unforgettable live show. Not to be missed! 
 
 
Enlightened Despot Specialty Pin List 2017 (Tapping Time):
 
Glazed Donut (12:00)
Chocolate Jalapeño (1:00)
Vanilla Hazelnut (2:00)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch (3:00)
Coconut (4:00)
Salted Caramel (5:00)
Maple Bacon (6:00)
 
 
LCCB Pour List:
 
Enlightened Despot
Hug the Despot
Challenge the Despot
Nasty Woman Tequila Barrel Tripel
Nonesuch DIPA
Bourbon Barrel German Chocolate Cake
Heir Apparent
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Delight
 
Guest Taps:
 
Legend – Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale
Hardywood – Raspberry Stout
Ardent – Double IPA
Triple Crossing – Paranoid Aledroid – Hoppy Wheat Ale
Midnight – Wee Heavy
O’Connor – Heavy Footer Double IPA
Kindred Spirit – Orange Dream Cream Ale
Strangeways – Wake Me Up Before You Gose
Steambell – Grisette
Brothers – Good Adweiss
Extra Billy’s – Citra Ass Down IPA
Additional LCCB Bottles Available This Weekend:

Kentucky French Toast
Nasty Woman – Tequila Barrel Tripel
Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Obsession
Bourbon Barrel Blueberry Obsession
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Delight
Virginia Black Bear
Vanilla Virginia Black Bear
Chai Tea Virginia Black Bear
Coffee Coconut Virginia Black Bear


 To ensure a smooth bottle release we are selling tickets online for the right to purchase bottles on Despot Day 2017. 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 4th, 2017) and Day After Despot Day (March 5th, 2017).
 
One Ticket Per Person. Proxies are Allowed.
 
Tickets are sold at www.brownpapertickets.com
 
In support of all women and to stand in solidarity with all who march for social justice, all proceeds from the sale of the Despot Day Pre-tickets will be donated to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services of the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services. http://goochlandfreeclinicandfamilyservices.org/domestic-a…/
 
Group A: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
Group B: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
Group C: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
Here’s the breakdown on bottle limits:
 
Enlightened Despot – 4 Bottle Limit per Customer (18)
Hug the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Awaken the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Challenge 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 2017. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles. Enlightened Despot is only available for sale and pick up on Despot Day, March 4th, 2017 & Day After Despot Day, March 5th 2017.
 
Beer Descriptions:
 
Enlightened Despot – 2017
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot Doth Come
 
4 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 2017 version was aged for 8 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 – 2017
Bourbon Barrel + Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Watch Out, He Hugs.
 
Hug the Despot 2017 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 8 months and cold-conditioned on fresh vanilla. Silly Panda thinks he’s the Despot. Watch out, he hugs.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Awaken the Despot – 2017
Bourbon Barrel + Coffee Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot is Coming. Look Busy!
 
Awaken the Despot 2017 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 8 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 13 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 8 months. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Challenge the Despot – Apple / Cinnamon Enlightened Despot
Russian Imperial Stout with Spices
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
 
The style was first brewed in the 18th century in London for export to the court of Catherine the Great, an Enlightened Despot, which is a form of absolute monarch influenced by the Enlightenment. Challenge the Despot is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for as long as it takes and cold conditioned with fresh apple and cinnamon flavor.
 
2 Bottle Limit
 
 
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

Despot Day 2017 Updates

Despot Day 2017
Enlightened Despot
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Address: 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Goochland, VA 23063
 
Despot Day 2017
 
To ensure a smooth release we are selling tickets online for the right to purchase bottles on Despot Day 2017. 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 4th, 2017) and Day After Despot Day (March 5th, 2017).
 
One Ticket Per Person. Proxies are Allowed.
 
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. We will post a link for tickets at 11:00 a.m of the 21st 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.
 
Tickets are sold at www.brownpapertickets.com
Click on the link to purchase tickets (Tickets go on sale 1/21/17 at 11 am)
 
 
New this Year – Sunday Pickup:
 
 
Here’s the breakdown on bottle limits:
 
Enlightened Despot – 4 Bottle Limit per Customer (18)
Hug the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Awaken the Despot – 2 Bottle Limit per Customer (20)
Challenge 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 2017. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles. Enlightened Despot is only available for sale and pick up on Despot Day, March 4th, 2017 & Day After Despot Day, March 5th 2017.
 
Beer Descriptions:
 
Enlightened Despot – 2017
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot Doth Come
 
4 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 2017 version was aged for 8 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 – 2017
Bourbon Barrel + Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Watch Out, He Hugs.
 
Hug the Despot 2017 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 8 months and cold-conditioned on fresh vanilla. Silly Panda thinks he’s the Despot. Watch out, he hugs.
2 Bottle Limit
 
Awaken the Despot – 2017
Bourbon Barrel + Coffee Russian Imperial Stout
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot is Coming. Look Busy!
 
Awaken the Despot 2017 is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for 8 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 13 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 8 months. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
2 Bottle Limit
Challenge the Despot – Apple / Cinnamon Enlightened Despot
Russian Imperial Stout with Spices
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
 
The style was first brewed in the 18th century in London for export to the court of Catherine the Great, an Enlightened Despot, which is a form of absolute monarch influenced by the Enlightenment. Challenge the Despot is made with ten different specialty grains, generously hopped, aged in premium bourbon barrels for as long as it takes and cold conditioned with fresh apple and cinnamon flavor.
 
The Despot Doth Come
 
2 Bottle Limit
 
Food Trucks:
 
TBA
 
 
Live Music:
 
TBA
 
 
Specialty Pins:
As per Despot Day Tradition, we will tap multiple Specialty Pins of Enlightened Despot throughout the day.
 
More info to come on Specialty Pins.
 
 
Draft List:
 
More Info to Come on the Draft List
 
Guest Taps:
 
Stay tuned for info on Guest Taps!
 
 
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

Despot Day 2016 – Saturday, March 5th

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

Enlightened Despot

Despot Day 2016

Bottles for the Enlightened Despot and her variants have all been pre-sold.

However, there are still plenty of reasons to come, including our famous Despot Specialty Pins, Guest Taps, Enlightened Despot & Hug the Despot on draft, three fantastic food trucks and three entertaining bands.

And if that weren’t enough we’ve got two heated tents, so you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities in comfort.

You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day 2016. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles of the Enlightened Despot & her variants. Bottle Tickets for Despot are sold out. Enlightened Despot is only available for sale and pick up on Despot Day, March 5th, 2016.

We did not get much snow at the Farm. In fact, what little we had has already melted and believe it or not it’s not even that muddy. That being said, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and remember that it’s always colder on the Farm so please dress warmly.

Despot Day 2016

Despot Day 2016

Beer Descriptions:

Enlightened Despot – 2016
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 9 Months
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Enlightenment Awaits

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 will be available for sale. Tickets are not needed to purchase merchandise.

Food Trucks:

Tazza Kitchen

Hard Pressed

Firehouse BBQ

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 beginning at Noon.

There are two of each Specialty Pin.  The Specialty Pins are available at both Pouring Stations.

12:00 – Dried Fruit Despot (Figs, raisins, dates and cherries)

1:00 – Apple Cinnamon Despot

2:00 – Butter Pecan Despot

3:00 – Coconut Despot

4:00 – S’mores Despot

5:00 – Cocoa Nibs and Jalapeno Despot

Draft List – Pour Station 1:

Enlightened Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Enlightened Despot
Redenck Wedding – Bourbon Barrel Goochland Quad
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession
Heir Apparent – Mexican Spiced Imperial Stout
Citra Fresh – American IPA
Three Chopt Tripel – Non Stopped Hopped Belgian Golden Ale

Beer Truck Guest Taps:
We are proud to be a part of a fantastic group of Virginia Brewers and are excited to offer everyone who comes to Despot Day an opportunity to try some delicious beers from some of our great friends.
 
Brothers Brewing – Resolute
O’Connor Brewing – Heavy Footer Double IPA
Strangeways – Guarded by Monkeys
Stone – 12th Anniversary
Adroit Theory – DEATH OF CTHULHU – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
South Street – Soft Serve Ice Cream Porter
Triple Crossing -Alternating Current APA
Ardent – Rye Kolsh
Answer – She Gone
Champion – Violator Doppelbock*
Hardywood Park – Super Single*
Blue Mountain – Hop Duster DIPA*
 
Also on the Guest Tap Beer Truck:
 
Enlightened Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Bottles Available for Sale (other than Despot).
These are available for sale at both Beer Tix / Merchandise Stations. No pre-purchase tickets needed for these:
 
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession (Brewery Only Release)
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession (Brewery Only Release)
Redneck Wedding – Bourbon Barrel Goochland Quad
Goochland Quad
Heir Apparent – Mexican Spiced Imperial Stout – Silver Medal Winner – 2015 GABF – Chili Beer
Three Chopt Tripel
‘Til Sunset Cans

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.  Mud boots and warm jackets are encouraged.

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

Despot Day 2016 – Saturday, March 5th

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

Enlightened Despot

Despot Day 2016

Bottles for the Enlightened Despot and her variants have all been pre-sold.

However, there are still plenty of reasons to come, including our famous Despot Specialty Pins, Guest Taps, Enlightened Despot, Hug the Despot and Awaken the Despot on draft, four fantastic food trucks and three entertaining bands.

And if that weren’t enough we’ve got two heated tents, so you’ll be able to enjoy the festivites in comfort.

You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day 2016. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles of the Enlightened Despot & her variants. Bottle Tickets for Despot are sold out. Enlightened Despot is only available for sale and pick up on Despot Day, March 5th, 2016.

Despot Day 2016
Despot Day 2016

Beer Descriptions:

Enlightened Despot – 2016
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 9 Months
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
Enlightenment Awaits

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

Kavah Kavah

Firehouse BBQ

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 beginning at Noon.

There are two of each Specialty Pin.  The Specialty Pins are available at both Pouring Stations.

12:00 – Dried Fruit Despot (Figs, raisins, dates and cherries)

1:00 – Apple Cinnamon Despot

2:00 – Butter Pecan Despot

3:00 – Coconut Despot

4:00 – S’mores Despot

5:00 – Cocoa Nibs and Jalapeno Despot

Draft List – Pour Station 1:

Enlightened Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Awaken the Despot – 2016
Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Enlightened Despot
Redenck Wedding – Bourbon Barrel Goochland Quad
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession
Heir Apparent – Mexican Spiced Imperial Stout
Citra Fresh – American IPA
Three Chopt Tripel – Non Stopped Hopped Belgian Golden Ale

Beer Truck Guest Taps:
 
Brothers Brewing – Resolute
O’Connor Brewing – Heavy Footer Double IPA
Strangeways – TBA
Hardywood Park – Super Single
Stone – TBA
Adroit Theory – TBA
Triple Crossing – TBA
More to come!
 
Also on the Guest Tap Beer Truck:
 
Enlightened Despot – 2016
Awaken the Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Bottles Available for Sale (other than Despot).
These are available for sale at both Beer Tix / Merchandise Stations. No pre-purchase tickets needed for these:
 
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession (Brewery Only Release)
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession (Brewery Only Release)
Redneck Wedding – Bourbon Barrel Goochland Quad
Goochland Quad
Citra Fresh IPA
Heir Apparent – Mexican Spiced Imperial Stout – Silver Medal Winner – 2015 GABF – Chili Beer
Three Chopt Tripel
‘Til Sunset Cans

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.  Mud boots and warm jackets are encouraged.

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

Despot Day 2016 Update

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

Enlightened Despot

Despot Day 2016

Bottles for the Enlightened Despot and her variants have all been pre-sold.

However, there are still plenty of reasons to come, including our famous Despot Specialty Pins, Guest Taps, Enlightened Despot, Hug the Despot and Awaken the Despot on draft, four fantastic food trucks and three entertaining bands.

And if that weren’t enough we’ve got two heated tents, so you’ll be able to enjoy the festivites in comfort.

You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day 2016. You need a ticket if you want to buy bottles. Bottle Tickets are sold out. 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
Enlightenment Awaits

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

Kavah Kavah

Firehouse BBQ

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 beginning at Noon.

12:00 – Dried Fruit Despot (Figs, raisins, dates and cherries)

1:00 – Apple Cinnamon Despot

2:00 – Butter Pecan Despot

3:00 – Coconut Despot

4:00 – S’mores Despot

5:00 – Cocoa Nibs and Jalapeno Despot

Draft List:
Enlightened Despot – 2016
Hug the Despot – 2016
Awaken the Despot – 2016
Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Enlightened Despot
Vanilla Virginia Black Bear – Base Beer for Hug the Despot
Redenck Wedding – Bourbon Barrel Goochland Quad
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession
Chocolate Obsession
Coffee Obsession
Heir Apparent – Mexican Spiced Imperial Stout
‘Til Sunset Session IPA
Citra Fresh – American IPA
Three Chopt Tripel – Non Stopped Hopped Belgian Golden Ale

Guest Taps:

TBA

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.  Mud boots and warm jackets are encouraged.

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

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