Friday, March 09, 2007

Gravity Madness: March isn't just about basketball anymore.

Hard to believe, but it's baaaccck ...

Gravity Head is NABC's annual celebration of the brewing world’s biggest and best. Beginning today, and lasting until all the kegs are gone, we’ll be devoting half our 34 taps to showcasing these rare and sought-after beers.

Because not all listed Gravity Head beers can be served at the same time, and the selection is in constant flux, see the blackboards for the daily selection. Note that the usual choices of NABC ales and guest drafts will be available during the festival for the non-gravity inclined.

The 2007 Gravity Head starting lineup will feature 16 kegs of high gravity beers (and 1 firkin) selected to exhibit maximum diversity of flavors and stylistic inspiration.

The winner of the 2007 fan Internet vote, and occupying the 17th slot, is ...

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (9% abv)

Read about it here: Gravity Head 2007 #17: And you thought the 2000 Presidential election was close.

At various times during the first two weeks of Gravity Head, there will be cask-conditioned gravity beers available from the hand-pull and/or the bar top. See the schedule here.

As always, solid second and even third waves of microbrewed and imported beers will come on tap as the ranks deplete. It’s the deepest Gravity Head ever, with 59 gravity beers in all waiting to be tapped, of which 19 will be appearing for the first time ever at Rich O’s (just two shy of the 2006 Gravity Head record total).

See the current breakdown for the entire Gravity Head beer list here.

Download the complete Gravity Form 2007 here (.pdf)

For those readers who are contemplating Gravity Head attendance for the first time, please be aware that we’re very serious when we command you to plan your life, arrange transportation from the venue at the conclusion of your gravity session, and/or have a designated driver. Typically, a cab ride to Louisville costs $30, which isn’t very much when split two or three ways … and it’s far less than the cost of the consequences.

For Gravity Head updates:

Publicanista! Newsletter -

Potable Curmudgeon's blog -

Gravity Head beers are available in 8 or 10 oz. pours, depending on the individual beer and the type of glassware used. Prices are indicated on the blackboards.

Here are the remaining starters for 2007:


Avery "The Beast" 2006 14.9%

Bluegrass Brewing Co. (Main & Clay) Dank IPA (hand pull) 8%

Bluegrass Brewing Co. (St. Matthews) Leah's Etrange 9.2%

Bell's Hopslam Double IPA 9.5%

Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 2006 13%

NABC Thunderfoot Imperial Stout 2006 11%

Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2002 11.3%

Shmaltz Genesis 10:10 10%

Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8%


Aventinus Eisbock (Germany) 12.5%

De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout (Belgium) 9%

Kasteelbier (Biere de Chateau) Tripel (Belgium) 11%

Koningshoeven Quadrupel (Netherlands) 10%

Regenboog t’Smisje BBBourgondier (Belgium) 12%

Samichlaus Bier 2005 (Austria) 14%

Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA (Belgium) 9.5%

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