(Updated Saturday, March 24 - note that the Schlafly event scheduled for Sat., March 24 is being postponed)
As of Monday morning, March 19, eight business days have been devoted to the Gravity Madness of Gravity Head 2007, and already 15 beers are gone. Counting multiple depletions of smaller sized kegs, that's roughly 19 units in all.
Here’s how the current lineup is looking after the first two weekends of Gravity Head 2007, but first, the errata and inevitable scratches as presently are known.
(1) New Holland Pilgrim's Dole apparently is a scratch -- quite an odd phenomenon owing to reasons that I won't cite ... just odd. But it happens. Coming as a substitute is another Michigan classic, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA.
(2) Stay tuned later this week as deliveries are made. The situation will be clearer on Thursday.
The following beers are on tap now.
Avery Thirteen (Weizen Doppelbock) 9.3% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine circa 10% abv
Bell’s Sparkling Ale 8.9% abv
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 9.5% abv
Hoppin’ Frog Boris the Crusher (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) 9.4% abv
Left Hand Snow Bound Winter Ale 7.6% abv
Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale, 10% abv
Rogue Frosty Frog (John’s Locker Stock #12; Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse) 9.5% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (Vintage 2006) 11.2% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (2006) 11.5% abv
Les 3 Fourquets Brooklynette (La Gnomette Part II) (Belgium) 8.5% abv
Regenboog t’Smisje Dubbel (Belgium) 9% abv
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf (UK) circa 10.5% abv
Urthel Samaranth Quadrium (Belgium) 12% abv
Here are the beers that already are scheduled to appear at specific times during Gravity Head 2007 (March and April):
POSTPONED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL - THE KEG WILL BE HELD.
Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barley Wine 10.6% abv
Representatives of Schlafly will be on hand with other of their beers for sampling in a yet-to-be-determined format.
Saturday, April 7:
BarrelHouse Belgian Style Winter Ale 8.25% abv
Representatives of BarrelHouse and Cavalier Distributing Indiana, including BH brewer Rick DeBar, will be on hand with other BH beers for sampling (including Boss Cox Double Dark IPA) in conjunction with the FOSSILS homebrew club’s monthly meeting in Prost.
Now, on to the availability update.
As you can see, Gravity Head is going to last for quite some time. These kegs are in the bullpen – on site and ready for tapping:
Bell's Expedition Stout (keg) 11.5% abv
Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale 10.2% abv
Clipper City Holy Sheet 9% abv
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv
Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Double Bastard 10% abv
Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine, 10.2% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Belgium) 10% abv
Houblon Chouffe 9% abv
Some beers are still in transit, and ETAs are provided when known:
EKU 28 11% abv (ETA unknown)
Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock 9.2% abv (ETA unknown)
Regenboog Guido 8% abv (ETA early April)
These kegs have passed into Gravity Head history:
Aventinus Eisbock (Germany) 12.5% abv
Avery "The Beast" 2006 14.9% abv
BBC (St. Matthews) Leah's Etrange 9.2% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout (firkin) 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam Double IPA 9.5% abv
Bluegrass Brewing Co. (Main & Clay) Dank IPA (hand pull) 8% abv
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout (Belgium) 9% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Germany) 9% abv
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 2006 13% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Scotch barrel aged; 2005; pin (UK) 11.5% abv
Kasteelbier Brown (Biere de Chateau) (Belgium) 11% abv
Koningshoeven Quadrupel (Netherlands) 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% abv
NABC Thunderfoot Imperial Stout 2006 11% abv
Regenboog t’Smisje BBBourgondier (Belgium) 12% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2002 11.3% abv
Samichlaus Bier 2005 (Austria) 14% abv
Shmaltz Genesis 10:10 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA (Belgium) 9.5% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv (stolen by East Coast account)
Delirium Nocturnum 8.5% abv (unknown problems)
Gales Prize Old Ale (2005) 9% abv (shipping snafu)
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv (shipping snafu)