Friday, February 22, 2008

Gravity Head schedule of events for 2008.

It’s almost time again for our annual foray into the hysteria otherwise known as Gravity Head, and again this year I’m far enough ahead of the game to note the following special events and noteworthy appearances that will occur on fixed dates during amok time.

Go here for information on the starting Gravity Head lineup and fan voting.

Monday, February 25: Schlafly Pre-Gravity Stout Night.
Come into Prost at 7:00 p.m. to join the Schlafly brew crew for a taste of two vintages of Schlafly Imperial Stout ('06 and '07 bottles), alongside a new draft release, Schlafly Irish Export Stout (8% abv). We’ll have some munchies to help ease the stress as you begin limbering your livers for Gravity Head on Friday the 29th.

Friday, February 29: Gravity Head tailgate breakfast bratwurst party.
For more on this unique opportunity, go here: Friday morning (Feb. 29) Gravity Head tailgate breakfast party ... on television!

Friday, February 29: Opening Night.
As was the case in 2007, members of the FOSSILS and LAGERS homebrewing/beer appreciation clubs will enjoy preferred seating in the Prost room beginning at 5:00 p.m. We'll also be welcoming a contingent from World Class Beverages, and maybe a surprise guest or two.

Saturday, March 1: Buckeye Convergence.
Every year we look forward to the arrival of Pat’s and Larry’s Daytonians, who’ve been joined in the past by other Ohio delegations as well as FOSSILS and LAGERS members who never made it home the previous evening. Once again this year, Prost will be their gathering spot. I’ll get your tickets started early Saturday afternoon, and then our servers will return during the afternoon. As always, I’ve saved the pin of JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (Calvados barrel aged; 2006) for tapping on Saturday to fuel the visiting Buckeyes.

Monday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.
Wearing of the green is one thing, but drinking it is something else entirely, and not at all explicable. Ingesting green-tinted swill is tantamount to wearing a badge that reads, “I’m neither Irish nor particularly bright – scoff at me.” If you’ve ever actually been to Ireland, you know that the accepted colors of Irish beer are black, red and gold, and in our traditionally minimalist fashion, we’ll be offering one keg of each (two Gravity Head listed selections, and one not) while shunning other, more egregious forms of Hibernian revelry.

Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv
Rogue Kell’s Irish Lager (circa 5% abv).

March 20-23: Opening rounds of the 2008 NCAA basketball tournament.
March Madness will remain in full roar as March Madness (roundball version) begins. Prost is now equipped with a flat screen and will be open for seating on Thursday – Saturday.

March 27-30: Regionals of the NCAA basketball tournament.

April 5 & 7: Final Four and Championship of NCAA basketball.

I’m worn out just typing it. Time for a beer.

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