Friday, February 10, 2006

February 10 updates and current listings for "Gravity Head 2006: Reality ABV."

February 17 note:

In what may be the final change, Bluegrass Brewing's Professor Gesser's Mind Numbing Ale has been added to the listing.

February 13 note:

Below Decks, a barley wine that is part of the "Heavy Seas" series of Clipper City Brewing Company (Baltimore, MD), and N'Ice Chouffe, (vintage 2004) are in stock and have been added to the listing.

February 10 note:

(1) 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.

(2) Chouffe La Gnomette, a 9% abv "experimental" Wallonian ale from Achouffe, will be coming to Gravity Head after all.

(3) I do NOT expect either of the Averys or the Crooked Tree Double IPA to be here by opening weekend of Gravity Head, but the two Gouden Carolus ales should be here in time.


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 14, 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.

# indicates a beer that will be appearing at Rich O's for the first time.


Avery "The Beast", 14.9% abv ... ETA circa March 16

Avery "The Reverend", 10% abv ... ETA circa March 16

#*Bell’s Batch 7000, 12% abv

Bluegrass Brewing Company Professor Gesser's Mind Numbing Ale, circa 9% abv

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

#*Clipper City (Heavy Seas) Below Decks, 11% abv

#Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA, 13.6% abv ... ETA March 16

#*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 ... ETA March 1

*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 Old 21 Imperial IPA, 8.5% abv

#*Ringneck Brewing Bourbon 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


#Chouffe La Gnomette, 9% 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)

*N'Ice Chouffe, (2004) 10% abv

#*'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

JW Lees Moonraker, 7.5% abv

*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.

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.

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