Saturday, January 28, 2006

End of January update: "Gravity Head 2006: Reality ABV" advance orders preview.


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February 10 note: I have learned that the regular keg of JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (non-wood aged) was not shipped from the UK. It is scratched.

February 8 note: An Ohio contingent of one beer from Rocky River Brewing Company (Cleveland) and two from Ringnech Brewing (Strongsville) joins the unexpected arrival of Great Divide's Old Ruffian to lift microbrew orders to 30, and a grand total of 51 gravity kegs to begin flowing on February 24.

February 2 note: With the addition yesterday of Rogue's Skull Splitter, microbrew gravity orders are up to 26, with import orders at 21, for a total of 47 -- yikes! Roughly two-thirds are in stock already, with the most of the remainder due by February 14.

Here's an updated list of advance orders for Gravity Head 2006, as of February 8, 2006 .

Please note that owing to special circumstances, Gravity Head 2006 has been moved forward two weeks, and will begin on Friday, February 24.

We believe this change will occur this year only, and in 2007, the festival will revert to its usual starting position during the second weekend in March.

Or perhaps not.

As the weeks pass, this list will be augmented with further information. Remember that foraging proceeds apace, and there will be numerous changes to the roster between now and opening day.

Read: Contact me about group seating possibilities for Gravity Head opening night.

A brief history of Gravity Head, 1999-2006.

* indicates that the beer already is in stock at Rich O's.


Avery "The Beast", 14.9% abv

Avery "The Reverend", 10% abv

*Bell’s Batch 7000, 12% abv

Browning's Brewery Imperial Stout, circa 9% abv (firkin)

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA, 13.6% abv

*Dark Horse Sapient Trip, 8.6% abv

*Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, 9.5% abv

*Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine, 10.5% abv

Founders Blushing Monk Belgian Razz, 9.5% abv

*Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, (2004) 13% abv

*Founders Dirty Bastard, 8.3% abv

*Great Divide Hibernation Ale, 8.1% abv

*Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, 9.1% abv

*Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% abv

*Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% abv

Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine, 10.2% abv

*NABC Stumble Bus, (2005) circa 10% abv

*NABC Thunderfoot Imperial Stout, 10% abv

*New Holland Dragon’s Milk, 10.5% abv

*North Coast PranQster, 7.6% abv

Ringneck Brewing Company "To be announced" (waiting for details)

Ringneck Oak Aged “FOTB” Barley Wine, circa 11% abv

Rocky River Neptune's Nemesis, 8% abv

Rogue (John's Locker Stock) Skull Splitter, 8.5% abv

*Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine, (2002) 11.5% abv

*Rogue XS Imperial Stout, 11% abv

*Rogue XS I2PA, 9.5% abv

*Stone Double Bastard Ale, 10% abv

*Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, (2005) 11.26% abv

*Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine, 10.2% abv




*Samichlaus Bier (2001) 14% abv


De Ranke Guldenberg, 8.5% abv

Gouden Carolus Classic, 8.5% abv

Gouden Carolus Tripel, 9% abv

*La Rulles Cuvee “Best Wishes”, 7.3% abv (moved from Saturnalia MMV)

*'t Smisje Dubbel, 9% abv

*'t Smisje Kerst, 11% abv

*Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA, 9.5% abv

Urthel Samaranth Quadrium, 11.5% abv


*Unibroue Maudite, 8% abv


EKU 28, 11% abv

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock, 9.2% abv

*Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock, 7.4% abv


Christoffel Winter Bock, 7.2% abv


*Gale’s Christmas Ale, (2005) (cask-conditioned firkin)

*Gale’s Prize Old Ale (2004), 9% abv (vintage TBA)

JW Lees Moonraker, 7.5% abv (moved from Saturnalia MMV)

*JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale, (Willoughbys crusted port barrel aged; 2004; firkin), 11.5% abv

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale, (Lagavulin Scotch barrel aged; 2005; pin), 11.5% abv

*Old Engine Oil Special Reserve, (Invergordon Scotch barrel aged; 2005), 8.5% abv (firkin)



*Kiuchi Hitachino Nest New Year’s Celebration Ale 2006, 9% abv



Arcadia Hopmouth Imperial IPA ... was not shipped as originally promised.

Chouffe La Gnomette ... shipping schedule delayed; ETA uncertain.

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) ... to be shipped after Gravity Head.

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale ... non-wood aged; was not shipped from the UK.


knoblogger said...

Perhaps you can be of assistance. I once had a wonderful beer that a girl I was dating suggested I try. The girl is long gone. I have never been able to find that beer. I believe it was a German wheat spelled something like "Pschorr" (Ironically, I'm not sure I could remember the spelling of the girl's last name)It was served with a wedge of lemon. It was a great beer. Although I haven't found it, some wheat beers remind me of the taste. That beer converted me from Bud Lite. I'm intimidated by the world of beer but would like to learn more and find your blog just the ticket.

The girl is now been placed in the realm of "inconsequential dates"

Ron said...

That beer is probably from Hacker-Pschorr brewery in Germany. Don't think they are well-known for their wheat beer, but know they brew one. Roger would probably know where it can be purchased.

The New Albanian said...

Indeed, it is Pschorr-Brau (I responded privately to Knoblogger).

It should be available locally. I'd try one of these: The Keg, Bridge, or Old Mill.

knoblogger said...

Indeed, you were correct! I found it. It brought back great memories. I still can't remeber her name...

I am forever grateful.

hopalong cassidy said...

I am delighted to see Maudite on the list. Gotta love Unibroue! BUT, regarding bottle conditioned ales in general, anyone a fan of decanting slowly (to contain the yeast cake in the bottom of the bottle) followed by a second pour from decanter to glass to achieve proper head? I have been experimenting with this. Any other comments welcome!