If this doesn’t look like one of the HOPPIEST PLACES ON EARTH, then I don’t know what does! In fact, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, located in Goochland, VA, looks like it fell directly from the heavens. The beautiful grass fields and sunflower gardens that lead up to the brewery are something out of a fairy tale. And then, sitting atop a hill at the top of the ridge sits what looks like an old school house.
Sunflower field with the brewery in the background. #LCCB #VAbeer #CraftBeer #FarmBrewery A photo posted by Lickinghole Creek Craft Brew. (@lccb_farmbrews) on
Located on a farm about 45 minutes outside of Richmond sits this small craft brewery. In a fairly short amount of time, this brewery has managed to turn some heads, and despite being a bit off of the map, they are making their presence felt on the almighty beer map! Some of their recent achievements include:
Heir Apparent: Silver Medal – Chili Beer – 2015 Great American Beer Festival
Virginia Black Bear: Gold Medal – Russian Imperial Stout – 2015 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup
Nuclear Nugget: Bronze Medal – Strong Ale – 2015 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup
Supreme Leader: Bronze Medal – Smoke and Wood Aged Beer – 2015 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup
Heir Apparent: Silver Medal – Herb, Spice & Vegetable Beer – 2015 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup
Not only is the team at Lickinghole Creek brewing up some really great beer, they are also growing their own hops, barley, rosemary, hay, and pumpkins on the premises. Additionally, they have added some rosemary, basil, and a couple of fig trees. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have three acres planted in wheat and seven acres planted with rye…AND….they have blueberries coming mid 2016.
As if all of this wasn’t enough for you to hop the next flight to Richmond, and bounce on over to Lickinghole Creek, they also are very involved with charity and non-profit. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Virginia’s Farm Brewery, proudly supports the local 501 C3 non-profits. LCCB donates $1 for every barrel sold wholesale and $10 for every barrel sold for on-premise retail to the non-profit of the month.
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Illuminatos (Rum Barrel + Vaniila Virginia Black Bear) going into the barrel. We will release it at the Farm March 19, 2016. #LCCB #VAbeer #CraftBeer A photo posted by Lickinghole Creek Craft Brew. (@lccb_farmbrews) on
Dave staging Bourbon Barrel Tripel (11.3% ABV, 39 IBU) for transfer to the Brite Tank. We’ll release it at the Farm this Saturday, June 6th from 12-9. Please check www.lickingholecreek.com for more info on bands, food trucks and activities. #LCCB #VAbeer #CraftBeer A photo posted by Lickinghole Creek Craft Brew. (@lccb_farmbrews) on