Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Now it's the 18th Gravity Head starter, and one more day for voting.

Note first that the Gravity Head 2008 program and other information has been posted to the NABC web site in .pdf format.

Gravity Head 2008 Program (.pdf)
Gravity Head 2008 starting lineup and fan voting info
Gravity Head 2008 schedule of events

Also, we've decided to add a cask-conditioned firkin of NABC Malcolm's Old Setters Ale to the opening day Gravity Head 2008 lineup because there's space on the handpull.

So, it's now the case that the “fan selection,” to be chosen by you from the list provided below, will be the 18th starter.

Vote for just one, and submit to your choice to me at this e-mail address - istanbul85(at) - before Noon on Thursday, February 28.

Please vote just once per person. Be sure to take note of the status of each beer as reflected in the following lists. Some are starters, and others already are designated to appear on specific dates. Some are in-house and eligible for “fan selection” votes, while others remain in transit.

First, here are the starters selected by the Publican ( * indicated a first-time draft at Rich O’s):

*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006) circa 10% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
NABC Malcolm's Old Setters Ale 10.5% abv (cask-conditioned firkin)
NABC Oak Aged V (Fifth Anniversary Ale) 10% abv
NABC Thunderfoot (2007) 10% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv

Second, here are the beers that already have been scheduled to appear at specific times during Gravity Head 2008.

Saturday, March 1:
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv

Monday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) :
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv


Vote for the 18th starter from this list:

Delirium Noel 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde 8.5% abv
Kasteel Rouge 8% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Regenboog Guido 8% abv

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock 9% abv

Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel 10% abv


*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv


In transit during the month of March:

De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados
ooden pin) 12% abv

*Ola Dubh - Old Engine Oil Special Reserve, conditioned in Highland Park 30 Year Old Scotch Barrels 8% abv (Mid-March delivery projected)

Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale (cask-conditioned)


*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv

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