Lickinghole Creek brewery — a good place to grow


The Beer Guy: Lickinghole Creek envisions showcasing it all from agriculture to the brewing

Columbus hops, shown here, are used in the making of Magic Beaver Belgian-style Pale Ale.

The blistering heat of the summer sun made it easy to imagine that the Goochland County clay was red from sunburn.

But the soil was moist after a spate of rainy days, so for the hop vines stretching up strings on a knoll at Lickinghole Creek, the intense light was a boon. On some of the strands, thumb-size cones hung in profusion; elsewhere, the tendrils were just beginning their climb toward maturity.


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NOTE: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will hold its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. with live music and fresh beer. The brewery is located in Goochland County at 4100 Knolls Point Drive.

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I am a writer. And a musician/songwriter. And a husband/father. I love good beer, the outdoors, the embrace of family, the company of true friends, the telling of a good story and the inner peace derived from quiet reflection in solitude. Recently I have specialized in beer writing. My most recent adventure is "Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age" published fall 2018 by University of Virginia Press. In October 2014, "Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City" was published by History Press. "Charlottesville Beer: Brewing in Jefferson's Shadow," followed in January 2017. Send me an email at As you can see from this site, however, my interests are broader than beer. Spend time, leave a comment or just enjoy. Lee
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