Pumpkin Ain't Easy 10/17/15

Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Bottle Release Featuring Tazza Kitchen

Date: Saturday, October 17th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Address: 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Goochland, VA 23063

Join us for what has become an LCCB tradition – Turning “Season Creep” on its head, thus becoming the last brewery in the known universe to release a pumpkin beer this late in October (much to our distribution partner’s chagrin).

Pick Those Pumpkins!
We Picked Those Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Ain’t Easy is part of what makes Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery different from most other breweries. Pumpkin Ain’t Easy is made with over 700 pounds of sugar pumpkins that we grew ourselves on the Farm that houses the brewery. Then, the nicest people on God’s Green Earth from Tazza Kitchen roasted them in their wood-fired ovens, which took way more time and effort than they thought it would. Stop by one of their 3 VA locations and give them a high five.

Tazza Kitchen Roasting Pumpkins for Pumpkin AIn't Easy
Tazza Kitchen Roasting Pumpkins for Pumpkin AIn’t Easy

Here’s the info on the beer:

Pumpkin Ain’t Easy
Belgian-Style Ale
8% ABV, 24 IBU
“When we say Pumpkin Ain’t Easy, we mean it.”

Pumpkin AIn't Easy but it sure is fun
Pumpkin AIn’t Easy but it sure is fun

Pumpkin Ain’t Easy is a refreshing take on modern Pumpkin Beers. We skipped adding Pumpkin Pie Spice to this one and let the spice notes come from the fantastic combination of our house Belgian Yeast and the deliciousness of German Tettnang and Hersbrucker hops. We thought it might be a good idea to get the pumpkin flavor from actual pumpkins so Pumpkin Ain’t Easy is made with hundreds of pounds of LCCB Grown sugar pumpkins that we sliced, roasted at Tazza Kitchen, peeled and added to the mash. When we say Pumpkin Ain’t Easy, we mean it.

Only 1,000 bottles available
4 Bottle Limit Per Customer

And just in case you need a little spice in your pumpkin beer, we’ve added a variant this year for you:

Pumpkin Is Easy
Spiced Belgian-Style Ale
8% ABV, 24 IBU

We give the people what they want...sometimes
We give the people what they want…sometimes

Pumpkin AIn’t Easy is spiced with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice – turning into Pumpkin Is Easy.

Only 500 Bottles Available
2 Bottle Limit Per Customer

And if that weren’t enough we’ve also added:

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Coffee and Pumpkin Spice Belgian Style Ale
8% ABV, 24 IBU

Pumpkin Spice Latte Label

Pumpkin Is Easy conditioned on dark roasted coffee.

Only 500 Bottles Available
2 Bottle Limit Per Customer

Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Variants Will Not Go Into Distribution

Paulo Franco (12:30 – 3:30)

Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based singer/songwriter.
He plays a blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues. The music draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle, Hank Williams, John Hiatt, Slaid Cleaves, Chris Knight, the Gram Parsons inspired music of the Rolling Stones, the Drive By Truckers and The Grateful Dead.

Paulo’s shows are well known for their high energy and they way he engages the audience.

Food Truck:

Tazza Kitchen is a casual eatery with locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The seasonal menu highlights ingredients sourced from dozens of farmers and food artisans, wood-fired cooking, and influences from Southern Italy and Baja California.

Here’s the menu Tazza Kitchen will be featuring at the Farm for the Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Bottle Release:

– Tortas – a hearty sandwich filled with the kinds of toppings you’d expect to find in a taco or burrito.

El Cubano
smoked pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mojo, tepache mustard

Pollo Combate
five spice chicken, guacamole, pequin slaw, pico de gallo, crema, calabrese mayo

Mal Cazador
vegetarian bean puree, avocado, pepperonata, pickled red onions, cilantro

– Sides –

Pequin Slaw
cabbage, carrot, red onion, jicama, sweet chili jam, chili pequin

Chilled Papas Bravas
fingerling potatoes, roasted garlic, smoky tomato jam, calabrese oil, scallions.

Draft List:
Pumpkin Ain’t Easy
Pumpkin Is Easy (Spiced version of Pumpkin Ain’t Easy)
Spiced Pumpkin Latte
Chocolate Decadence – Imperial Chocolate Stout
The Enlightened Despot – Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Magic Beaver Belgian Pale Ale
‘Til Sunset Session IPA
The Source Blueberry IPA – Colab with Three Notch’d

Important Announcements:

LCCB is a family friendly environment.

Due to the number of people who come to our events we can not offer tasting flights or fill growlers.

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.