Monday, April 09, 2007

Gravity Head lineupdate: Monday, April 9.

(Updated Saturday, April 14 ... Schlenkerla Fastenbier has gone, and Bayrischer Bahnhof "Berliner Style" Weisse has replaced it.)

The end is coming into sight, and the past week's cold snap fueled a second wind for many of you.

As of Monday morning, April 9, 26 business days have been devoted to the Gravity Madness of Gravity Head 2007, and 37 beers are gone. A handful will return later as "encores," owing to multiple keg purchases.

The Schlafly beer and brewing event in Prost, which originally had been scheduled for Saturday, March 24, has been postponed a second time. Currently, it isn't at all clear when we'll be able to reschedule, but I'll be meeting with a brewery rep this week to see if we can't find a secure date. Our problem has been working around the busy life of the St. Louis craft brewery’s owner, Tom Schlafly, so that he can be on hand to discuss his memoir, "A New Religion in Mecca", and sign copies of the book.

If the rescheduled date turns out to be a month or more in the future, we may elect to pour the Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barley Wine now. Or, it may be kept for the rescheduled date, whenever that turns out to be. At this precise moment, I really can't say for sure.

Only 4 listed selections remain to be brought on line, and this means that within the next week or two, non-gravity taps will once again be pouring. Many of them will be of “normal” alcoholic strength, so wean yourself away very slowly.

The following beers are on tap now.


BarrelHouse Belgian Style Winter Ale 8.25% abv

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

Bell's Expedition Stout (keg) 11.5% 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

Clipper City Holy Sheet 9% abv

Clipper City Peg Leg Imperial Stout 8% abv

Flying Dog Double Dog 10.5% abv

Ringneck Brewing "FOTB” Barley Wine 10% abv

Stone Double Bastard 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)


Now, on to the availability update.

These kegs are in the bullpen – on site and ready for tapping:


Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv

Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barley Wine 10.6% abv

Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv


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 (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

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

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 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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