Despot Day 2016 – 3/5/16

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

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