Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Previews: Lupulin Land & Saturnalia (2006) and Gravity Head (2007).

It’s never too early to begin planning our annual draft festivals, so here are the lists so far for the next three big events. These beers either have been ordered or already are in stock.

Of course, there’ll be many more before we’re through … but after all, the foraging has only just begun.

Lupulin Land Harvest Hop Festival 2006

We’ll be exceeding OSHA’s legal limits on IBU’s per square foot of floor space when Lupulin Land 2006 begins on Friday, October 13. It is our fifth harvest hop celebration, and a good occasion for Kentuckiana’s hopheads to unite over a pint or two of America’s most bitter beer. Residents of New Albany should note that the Harvest Homecoming Parade takes place on the previous Saturday (October 7), and Booth Days run from the 12th through the 15th.

Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Bell’s Hop Slam Imperial IPA

Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Great Divide Titan IPA

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale

Houblon Chouffe

NABC Oaktimus

Rogue JLS Integrity IPA JLS Release #14 (2006 redux)

Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.

St. Georgenbrau Keller Bier

Stone Ruination IPA

Saturnalia MMVI
Beginning Friday, December 15, NABC, Rich O’s Public House and Sportstime Pizza pay tribute to the ancient pagan origins of Christmas with Saturnalia, a draft beer festival showcasing seasonal specialties and festive ales.

Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury

Great Divide Hibernation Ale

Hitachino Nest Celebration Ale 2006

New Holland Blue Goat Doppelbock

Gravity Head 2007
The ninth edition of our annual festival celebrating the brewing world’s biggest and best will kick off from its customary March starting time: March 9, 2007.

Avery Thirteen (Weizen Doppelbock)

Avery "The Beast" 2006

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Scotch barrel aged; 2005; pin)

NABC Thunderfoot (2006)

Rogue Frosty Frog (John’s Locker Stock #12; Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse)

Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine (date TBA)

Shmaltz Genesis 10:10


smoosh said...

Great Divide Titan IPA ... oh, my! I've not seen this one at the pub, have you had it before Roger? I think I mentioned it to you before. Let me know if you want a preview. It is rapidly becoming my favorite IPA.

The New Albanian said...

Let's hope it makes it. If you want to slide me a sample ...

smoosh said...

A sample is on your desk at the pub!

smoosh said...

Careful ... it's a sweet spot IPA.