March 1, 2014 · 12:00 PM
UPDATE! ABC has informed LCCB that they CANNOT sell bottles for off-premise at Dover Hall! Everything else, though, is unchanged. RBL will still be meeting at Dover Hall at noon for a first taste of the Enlightened Despot Imperial Stout.
If you want to buy bottles, you will need to go to the brewery on your own (Lickinghole Creek is at 4100 Knolls Point Dr, Goochland, VA 23063). In fact, the brewery will open for bottle sales for RBL only at 11am, then at noon for the general public.
March 1 marks the bottle release of the Enlightened Despot at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. After having spent four months in 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle barrels, this Russian imperial stout will undoubtedly be enlightened, rich and rarin' to go. Brewed with 10 specialty grains and weighing in at 11.3% ABV and 73 IBU, the Despot will make you feel like royalty!
The event will start an hour early for the Richmond Beer Lovers for us to have a first taste of the Enlightened Despot Imperial Stout.
Event description straight from the LCCB folks:
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 parter 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.
Live music will be provided by Richmond Blues Legends Barrelhouse and the The Big Payback, a musical powerhouse, dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and as passionately as possible.
There will also be one of a kind Cask-Conditioned versions of the Enlightened Despot only available during Despot Day. Each variant will be released at different times during the day.
No Cover Charge