UPDATE: Due to ABC regulations, Lickinghole Creek will be selling Enlighten Despot bottles ONLY at the brewery starting at Noon Saturday March 1st.
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Dr
Goochland, VA 23063
Save the date for March 1st from 1 – 8PM when Lickinghole Creek will debut their Enlightened Despot at a castle!
Due to the overwhelming response we’ve gotten from people from around the country for our Bourbon Barrel Stout release on Saturday March 1st, we had to find a larger space to accommodate everyone. Since we wanted to keep Despot Day in Goochland we reached out to the only place as extravagant as the Enlightened Despot…Dover Hall. They graciously accepted our request and we are very proud to partner with Jennifer McBride and her awesome team to bring Virginia a one of a kind beer release event.
Dover Hall is a private estate located in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, conveniently situated in between Richmond and Charlottesville, and a two hour drive from Washington, DC. The estate’s 33,000 square feet command a majestic view of 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands.
Known as Goochland’s Castle, this larger than life venue is the perfect setting for releasing a one of a kind beer.
Enlightened Despot is a Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout aged just over one hundred days in 15 year old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve barrels. Brewed with ten specialty grains this beer racks in at 78 IBU and 11.3% ABV. There will only be just over 2000 bottles available at $15/bottle with no bottle limit.
There will be special cask versions of Enlightened Despot tapped at different times throughout Despot Day:
1500 Manakin Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103