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
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.
Enlightened Despot – 2017
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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.”
Bourbon Barrel + Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout
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.
Bourbon Barrel + Coffee Russian Imperial Stout
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.
Rare Barrel Enlightened Despot
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
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.
As per Despot Day Tradition, we will tap multiple Specialty Pins of Enlightened Despot throughout the day.
More info to come on Specialty Pins.
More Info to Come on the Draft List
Stay tuned for info on Guest Taps!
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