Monday, March 26, 2007

Gravity Head lineupdate: Monday, March 26.

(Updated through Saturday, March 31)

As of Monday morning, March 26, 14 business days have been devoted to the Gravity Madness of Gravity Head 2007, and now 23 beers are gone. A few will return later as "encores," owing to multiple keg purchases. With three kegs still in transit, only one full "wave" of 15 listed selections remain to be brought on line.

With the weather unseasonably warm, and most of the barley wines yet to be tapped, expect consumption to slow. Be sure and read the following, and provide feedback if you have any thoughts on the matter:

Gravity Head likely to begin two weeks earlier in 2008.

Here’s how the current lineup is looking after the first three weekends of Gravity Head 2007. See below for the inevitable scratches.

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

Bluegrass Brewing Co. (St. Matthews) Mephistopheles Metamorphosis circa 10% abv

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% 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

Ringneck Brewing Old 21 Imperial IPA 9.1% abv

Stone Double Bastard 10% abv

Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (Vintage 2006) 11.2% abv

Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine, 10.2% abv


De Dolle Dulle Teve (Belgium) 10% abv

Houblon Chouffe 9% abv

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (2006) 11.5% 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):

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.

Friday, April 27:

Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barley Wine 10.6% abv

The Schlafly beer and brewing event in Prost has been rescheduled for Friday, April 27, when the St. Louis brewery’s owner, Tom Schlafly, will be on hand to discuss his memoir, "A New Religion in Mecca", and sign copies of the book. The Gravity Head listed keg of oak-aged barley wine will be kept for tapping on the 27th, and other of the brewery’s beers will be on hand, too.


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 Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv

Clipper City Holy Sheet 9% abv

Clipper City Peg Leg Imperial Stout 8% abv

Flying Dog Double Dog 10.5% abv

Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv

Ringneck Brewing "FOTB” Barley Wine 10% abv

Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% 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

Avery “The Maharaja” Imperial India Pale Ale 9.9% 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

Bell’s Sparkling Ale 8.9% 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

Les 3 Fourquets Brooklynette (La Gnomette Part II) (Belgium) 8.5% abv

Mojo Risin' Double IPA (Boulder Beer) 10% abv

NABC Thunderfoot Imperial Stout 2006 11% abv

Regenboog t’Smisje BBBourgondier (Belgium) 12% abv

Regenboog t’Smisje Dubbel (Belgium) 9% abv

Rogue Frosty Frog (John’s Locker Stock #12; Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse) 9.5% abv

Rogue Ten Thousand Brew Ale, 10% 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

Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 9% 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)

Ringneck Brewing Im-perle-ial Porter 7.7% abv (unavailable)

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