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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery wins at RateBeer Best 2017!

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery wins at RateBeer Best 2017!

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Lickinghole Creek’s Great Commander has been named the Top Beer in Virginia at RateBeer Best, the world’s largest and most prestigious commercial beer competition.

Santa Rosa, California – January 30, 2017 – Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (LCCB), Virginia’s Farm Brewery, is located on a 290 acre farm in scenic Goochland County, Virginia.  LCCB’s name comes from  Little Lickinghole Creek, which runs through the farm the brewery is on.  Founded in 2013.  Family owned and operated.  LCCB has won a silver medal at both the Great American Beer Festival (Heir Apparent, 2015) and the World Beer Cup (Coconut Delight, 2016).

Great Commander is a Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout spiced with cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, New Mexican Ancho Chiles and Serrano Peppers.  Flavors of chocolate, rum and vanilla meld together seamlessly with the perfect amount of spice and heat.

The Great Commander is the Spark Setting Fire to the Hearts of the People!
The Great Commander is the Spark Setting Fire to the Hearts of the People!

 

RateBeer Best, an annual online competition in its fifteenth year with a live award ceremony in Santa Rosa, California, summarizes millions of reviews on over 470,000 beers from the world’s most avid beer enthusiasts, some with over 40,000 reviews. The review scores were tallied to produce the year’s best beers, brewers, and beer retailers worldwide.

The RateBeer Best 2017 live award ceremony was attended by a group of dozens of brewers from across North America, Europe, South America and Asia, however the event is as exclusive as it is large. Fewer than 1% of all brewers are awarded RateBeer honors.

“We are humbled and honored to have Great Commander recognized as the highest rated beer in Virginia for 2016”, said Sean-Thomas Pumphrey, Co-Founder of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery.  “RateBeer Best has honored the best in beer since 2002,” said Joseph Tucker, Executive Director at RateBeer. “This year, the competition was larger and won by slimmer margins than ever before. Every winner has exemplified the attention to aesthetic, technique and service required to be recognized as best in today’s increasingly large market of new and exciting brewers.”

For a full list of winners at RateBeer Best 2017, visit: http://www.ratebeerbest.com/

RateBeer is a worldwide web site that hosts reviews from avid and thoughtful beer reviewers from around the world. It’s database hosts millions of reviews on hundreds of thousands of unique beers from brewers around the world. RateBeer is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

The Party for the Glorious People! 4/2/16

The Party for the Glorious People!

Bottle Release & Celebration for the Glorious People the Supreme Leader & Great Commander are Honored to Serve With Love and Passion!

The Supreme Leader Serves the People!
The Supreme Leader Serves the People!

The Party for the Glorious People!
Date: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Address: 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Goochland, VA 23063

We are going to do a ticket sale for Supreme Leader & Great Commander bottles.

You do not need a ticket to attend the Party for the Glorious People! You only need a ticket if you want to buy bottles of Supreme Leader & Great Commander.

We will use Brown Paper Tickets. We will post a link on this page and our web page. The tickets will be $10 and will guarantee you a full allotment. 500 tickets available. There will be three waves. 6 bottle Supreme Leader limit and 3 bottle Great Commander limit. Proxies are allowed.

Wave A: 12:00 – 2:00 – Sold Out

Wave B: 2:00 – 4:00 (25 tickets available as of 4/1)

Wave C: 4:00 – 6:00 (1 ticket available as of 4/1)

We utilize the ticket sale to ensure happiness for the people.

Beer Descriptions:

Supreme Leader – 2016
Bourbon Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
13.5% ABV, 60 IBU
The Supreme Leader Serves the People!

6 Bottle Limit

Supreme Leader is a Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with a complex caramel soul tempered by a chocolate & roasty undertone, which is highlighted by notes of bourbon. Higher in ABV and lower in IBUs than our Russian Imperial Stouts, the Supreme Leader is balanced by the heat of fresh Mexican peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa nibs. The Supreme Leader serves the people!

Great Commander – 2016
Rum Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout
Aged in Rum Barrels
13.5% ABV, 60 IBU
The Great Commander is the spark setting fire to the hearts of the masses!

The Great Commander is a Rum Barrel Imperial Stout spiced with cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, New Mexican Ancho Chile and serrano peppers. Flavors of chocolate, rum and vanilla meld together seamlessly with the perfect amount of spice and heat. The Great Commander is the spark setting fire to the hearts of the masses!

3 Bottle Limit

Glassware & T Shirts:

Great Commander T-Shirts will be available for sale. Tickets are not needed to purchase merchandise.

Food Trucks:

Hard Pressed

Woodhead’s Grill

Live Music

Paulo Franco 12:30 – 2:30

Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based bilingual singer/songwriter. His Americana music is a blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues.

Tara Mills 3:00 – 5:30

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.”

Specialty Pins:

12:00: Ginger & Coconut Supreme Leader

2:00: Cilantro & Jalapeno Supreme Leader

4:00 Chocolate Pecan Supreme Leader

Draft List –

Supreme Leader, Bourbon Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout, 13.5% ABV
Great Commander, Rum Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout, 13.5% ABV
Heir Apparent, Base Beer for Supreme Leader & Great Commander, 11.5% ABV
Nuclear Nugget, Imperial Honey IPA, 10.5% ABV
Citra Fresh, American IPA 6% ABV
Coconut Quad
Three Chopt Tripel, 9.3% ABV
Magic Beaver, Belgian – Style Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV

Bottles Available for Sale (other than Supreme Leader and Great Commander):

Heir Apparent
Nuclear Nugget
Illuminatos
Rum Barrel Chocolate Obsession
Rum Barrel Coffee Obsession
Three Chopt Tripel
Goochland Quad
Coffee Obsession

Magic Beaver & ‘Til Sunset cans are available too

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