Sunday, March 12, 2006

Gravity Head 2006 update: Much yet to be sampled, but the end in sight.

Between noon on Friday and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, nine Gravity Head listed beers expired and were replaced by nine others.

Here's the tapping status as we head into Monday. As you can plainly see, only a handful remain to be put on tap, with another small group in transit.

Of the 54 beers scheduled to appear between opening day and the conclusion of this eighth edition of the festival:

18 currently are on tap

5 are in house, waiting to be tapped

27 have departed (including 1 scratch and 1 accident victim)

4 remain in transit


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

Christoffel Werelds Winterbier (Winter Bock), 7.2% abv

Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine, 10.5% abv

Founders Blushing Monk Belgian Razz, 9.5% abv

Gale’s Christmas Ale, (2005) (cask-conditioned firkin; hand pulled)

Gale’s Prize Old Ale (2004), 9% abv

Gouden Carolus Classic, 8.5% abv

Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, 9.1% abv

Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine, 10.2% abv

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% abv

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock, 9.2% abv

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

Ringneck Brewing Bourbon Aged "FOTB” Barley Wine, circa 11% abv

Rogue XS I2PA, 9.5% abv

Rogue XS Imperial Stout, 11% abv

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

Urthel Samaranth Quadrium, 11.5% abv

Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock, 7.4% abv



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

Ringneck Brewing Old 21 Imperial IPA, 8.5% abv

Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine, 10.2% abv


Gouden Carolus Tripel, 9% abv

't Smisje Dubbel, 9% abv


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

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

Chouffe La Gnomette, 9% abv ... ETA March 16

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


Bell’s Batch 7000, 12% abv

Browning's Brewery Imperial Stout, circa 9% abv (firkin - blown bung accident victim)

Dark Horse Sapient Trip, 8.6% abv

De Ranke Guldenberg, 8.5% abv

EKU 28, 11% abv

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, 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 Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% abv

JW Lees Moonraker, 7.5% abv

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

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

N'Ice Chouffe, (2004) 10% 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

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

Rocky River Neptune's Nemesis, 8% abv (will not be coming, after all)

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

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

Samichlaus Bier (2001) 14% abv

Stone Double Bastard Ale, 10% abv

't Smisje Kerst, 11% abv

Unibroue Maudite, 8% abv

Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA, 9.5% abv

Note: There is an unexpected, unlisted "gravity" replacement ready to take the place of Gales Christmas Ale on the hand pump after depletion. It is Burton Bridge Thomas Sykes Ale, a 10% “winter ale” recently arrived from B. United International via Cavalier (Indiana).

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