Monday, April 16, 2007

Gravity Head lineupdate: Monday, April 16.

(Updated on Saturday morning, April 21. All available listed selections have now appeared on tap)

As of Monday morning, April 16, we’re a month and a day into the Gravity Madness of Gravity Head 2007, and only 3 listed selections remain to be brought on line. All the rest are gone or were scratched, although some "encore" gravity beers are beginning to reappear.

Bear in mind that while most of the American selections came to us in a single, standard ½ barrel (15.5 gallon) keg, most of the European ones came kegged in 20-liter or 30-liter sizes – roughly equivalent to 1/6 and ¼ barrels, respectively. Consequently, quite a few of the depleted European, and a handful of American, gravity beers were multiple keg purchases. Some of these remain, and are designated as the “encores.”

The “plan” for tapping these revolves around available cooler space, how it can be arranged for maximum storage, and plotting the minimum number of connector swaps, This is why some “encores” return before untapped listed selections are brought on line.

This week a process of tap “normalization” will begin, with the remaining gravity beer pool shrinking and beers of more conventional nature, i.e., non-gravity, once again pouring. Wean yourself away very, very slowly. There’s less than eleven months until Gravity Head 2008.

The following beers are on tap now.


BarrelHouse Belgian Style Winter Ale 8.25% abv

Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale 10.2% abv

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

Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv

Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv

Ringneck Brewing "FOTB” Barley Wine 10% abv

Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barley Wine 10.6% abv

Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv

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

Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 9% abv (encore keg)


Regenboog Guido 8% abv

Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf (UK) circa 10.5% abv (encore keg)


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

Avery Thirteen (Weizen Doppelbock) 9.3% abv

BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine circa 10% abv

BBC (St. Matthews) Leah's Etrange 9.2% abv

Bell's Expedition Stout (firkin) 11.5% abv

Bell's Expedition Stout (keg) 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

Clipper City Holy Sheet 9% abv

Clipper City Peg Leg Imperial Stout 8% abv

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Belgium) 10% abv

De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout (Belgium) 9% abv

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Germany) 9% abv

Flying Dog Double Dog 10.5% abv

Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 2006 13% abv

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 9.5% abv

Hoppin’ Frog Boris the Crusher (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) 9.4% abv

Houblon Chouffe 9% abv

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (2006) 11.5% 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

Left Hand Snow Bound Winter Ale 7.6% 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

Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf (UK) circa 10.5% abv

Ringneck Brewing Old 21 Imperial IPA 9.1% 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 Double Bastard 10% abv

Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv

Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine, 10.2% abv

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

Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA (Belgium) 9.5% abv

Urthel Samaranth Quadrium (Belgium) 12% abv


De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv (stolen by East Coast account)

Delirium Nocturnum 8.5% abv (unknown problems)

EKU 28 11% abv

Gales Prize Old Ale (2005) 9% abv (shipping snafu)

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock 9.2% abv

New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv (shipping snafu)

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

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