Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Kubler-Ross model and the sad scourge of swill.

The Wikipedia juggernaut helpfully defines the Kübler-Ross model:

The Kübler-Ross model describes, in five discrete stages, the process by which people deal with grief and tragedy, especially when diagnosed with a terminal illness. The model was introduced by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book "On Death and Dying". The stages have become well-known as the "Five Stages of Grief".

During the course of my long career in selflessly assisting beer drinkers to overcome their attachment to mass-market swill, I’ve received many comments, and these suggest that the process of surrendering long-held (although sadly errant) beliefs about beer indeed brings many people to a place resembling that of the "Five Stages of Grief".

The five stages of grief that pertain to the tragedy of swill are:

Denial: "It just can’t be happening that my ice-cold Bud Light no longer lights my fire."

Anger: "Why me? It’s not fair that Roger made me drink that good, expensive beer … and now my Silver Bullet tastes awful!"

Bargaining: "Just let me enjoy one more evening at (insert name of preferred dive bar, meat market or sporting venue) so I can give my Miller Lite a proper, respectful goodbye."

Depression: "I’m so sad, why bother drinking beer at all, good or bad?"

Acceptance: "It’s going to be all right, and swill is no longer a part of my life. Thank you, Roger."

You’re all quite welcome, thank you.

It makes me feel good that you’ve navigated these stages of grief, and have come to terms with swill’s absence. Good beers are a bit more expensive, to be sure, but just think of your enhanced self-esteem and increased fluency in the realm of genuine quality.

Pat yourself upon the rump. You’ve arrived. Feel good. Swill won’t be around any longer to diminish you. The monster’s gone; he’s on the run, and your Publican’s here.

In fact, this swill recovery program might prove to be a whole new (and lucrative) revenue stream for me, not to mention the self-help book … and the required drinking materials.

Anyone seen that bottle of Rodenbach Grand Cru that I stashed in the basement?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Saturday, March 29.

Updated 12:24 p.m.

It's the 26th day of Gravity Head 2008, and it's safe to say that we've never dispensed strong beers this fast in the ten years since the debut in 1999. Everything that remains in-house is currently on tap.

As for those selections left to be delivered, we know that Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA was kegged earlier in the week and should be heading our way very soon. Ola Dubh (Old Engine Oil Special Reserve) should be in stock on Wednesday, April 2. De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch and De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique will not be here before Wednesday, April 16, by which point there'll be no Gravity Head beers still pouring, but that's okay; dispensing will take place as soon after delivery as possible.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Saturday, March 29.

UNITED STATES
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured, and are in transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
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
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% 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
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv

Friday, March 28, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Friday, March 28.

Updated 9:52 a.m.

It's the 25th day of Gravity Head 2008, and it's safe to say that we've never dispensed strong beers this fast in the ten years since the debut in 1999. Almost fifty beers are gone, and everything that remains is currently on tap.

As for those selections left to be delivered, we know that Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA was kegged earlier in the week and should be heading our way very soon. Ola Dubh (Old Engine Oil Special Reserve) should be in stock on Wednesday, April 2. De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch and De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique will not be here before Wednesday, April 16, by which point there'll be no Gravity Head beers still pouring, but that's okay; dispensing will take place as soon after delivery as possible.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Friday, March 28.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured, and are in transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
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
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% 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
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Thursday, March 27.

Updated 1:24 p.m.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Thursday, March 27.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured, and are in transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
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
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% 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
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Wednesday, March 26.

Updated 8:58 a.m.

It's Day 23 of Gravity Head 2008, and there are only four beers remaining to be tapped. Already we're beginning to rotate non-gravity beers on to the vacated taps, and all in all, this has been the fastest moving Gravity Head ever -- hands down.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Wednesday, March 26.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM 10% abv ENCORE/LAST KEG
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured, and are in transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
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
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Tuesday, March 25.

Updated 1:58 p.m.

It's Day 22 of Gravity Head 2008, and there are only five beers remaining to be tapped. Already we're beginning to rotate non-gravity beers on to the vacated taps, and all in all, this has been the fastest moving Gravity Head ever -- hands down.

I learned yesterday that Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA has not left the brewery, but is supposed to be on the way.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Tuesday, March 25.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM 10% abv ENCORE/LAST KEG
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Monday, March 24, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Monday, March 24.

Updated 1:58 p.m.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Monday, March 24.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM 10% abv ENCORE/LAST KEG
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Saturday, March 22.

Updated 10:08 a.m.

Note that the Prost room will be open this evening for non-smoking college basketball viewing.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Saturday, March 22.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM 10% abv ENCORE/LAST KEG
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
New Holland Pilgrim's Dole 10% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Friday, March 21, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Friday, March 21.

Updated 4:56 p.m.

Note that the Prost room will be open this evening for non-smoking college basketball viewing.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Friday, March 21.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM 10% abv ENCORE/LAST KEG
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Thursday, March 20, 2008

NABC, Buckhead, craft beer and Thunder Over Louisville, April 12.

NABC will be doing a split squad for Saturday, April 12, with Jesse, Jared, John and Roger (the token "non-J") in St. Louis for Schlafly's annual repeal-of-prohibition party, and Tony running the brewery crew at Buckhead Mountain Grill on the waterfront in Jeffersonville for its 2008 Thunder Craft Beer Extravaganza.

I refer, of course, to the Louisville area phenomenon known as Thunder over Louisville, a fireworks blow-out that heralds the arrival of Derby Festival, which owing to the weirdness of the calendar provides three weeks of partying this year before the horse race is actually run.

Here’s the pitch, and given what things cost during Thunder, it isn't a bad one at all.

Buckhead Mountain Grill's 2008 Thunder Craft Beer Extravaganza is a VIP Microbrew Tent featuring breweries such as NABC, Brugge Brasserie, Wabash Valley, Oaken Barrel, Barley Island, Three Floyds, Cumberland Brews, BBC, Browning’s and Upland.

Tickets are $75 and you'll receive $10 worth of tickets toward beer (cash after that for full pours, though I think samples are possible), the chance to meet people from the breweries, an all-day food buffet, plus prime real estate and river access for viewing the air show and fireworks. Must be 21 years of age, reservations and identification required. Families are welcome, and non-alcoholic drinks are included.

Go straight to the source for information and reservations: Kelly Leonardo of Buckhead Mountain Grill at 502-899-3030 Ext. 222.

Gravity Head lineupdate for Thursday, March 20.

Updated 10:32 a.m.

It's Day 18 of Gravity Head, and for the first time, there are no lineup changes to report. Note that the Prost room will be open this evening for non-smoking college basketball viewing, with the Publican himself pulling duty as server -- no difficult requests, please.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at opening on Thursday, March 20.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Wednesday, March 19.

Updated 3:00 p.m.

Here’s the lineup as it stands at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv)
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gravity Head lineupdate for Tuesday, March 18.

Updated 11:20 a.m.

Thirty-six (36) are down out of 62 total as we head into Day 16 of Gravity Head 2008.

Non-gravity items of interest: Both Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lenten smoked lager) and the firkin of cask-conditioned WinterCoat Vildmose (Denmark; 5.8% abv; brown ale with a touch of peat smoke, and spicing that includes bog myrtle and rowan berries) remain on tap today.

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Here’s the lineup as it stands at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18. To make room for the Kells Irish Lager, the Gravity Head keg of BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv) is taking the day off. It will return when the Kells is gone.

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv

Monday, March 17, 2008

Gravity Head St. Patrick's Day lineupdate for Monday, March 17.

Updated 10:20 a.m.

Thirty-four (34) down out of 62 total as we head into Day 15 of Gravity Head 2008, which also happens to be St. Patrick's Day.

Accordingly, our annual color-coded homage to Irishness in beer styles will be offered, including Bell's Expedition Stout (2006 11.5% abv); Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale (8.7% abv) and Rogue Kells Irish Lager, the latter a non-Gravity selection. See "NABC and Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Louisville" for photos of our wet ride during Saturday's parade in Louisville.

Note also that the only green-colored beer available for St. Patrick’s Day will be bottled Berliner Weiss with woodruff syrup. That won’t stop seemingly clever people from asking for it.

Non-gravity items of interest: Both Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lenten smoked lager) and the firkin of cask-conditioned WinterCoat Vildmose (Denmark; 5.8% abv; brown ale with a touch of peat smoke, and spicing that includes bog myrtle and rowan berries) remain on tap today.

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Here’s the lineup as it stands at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17. To make room for the Kells, the Gravity Head keg of BBC (Main & Clay) Bearded Pat's Barley Wine (2006; circa 10% abv) is taking the day off:

UNITED STATES
Avery Old Jubilation 8% abv
*BBC (Main & Clay) The Queen's Knickers 8% abv
*BBC (Shelbyville Road) Kick in the Baltic Porter 8.5% abv
Bell's Expedition Stout 2006 11.5% abv
Bell's Sparkling Ale 9% abv
Clipper City Below Decks Barleywine 11% abv
New Holland Dragon’s Milk 9% abv
*New Holland Night Tripper 10.8% abv
Rogue XS Imperial Stout 11% abv
*Schlafly Imperial Stout 10.5% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA 10% abv
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Irish-style Red Ale 8.7% abv

WORLD
*Dupont Moinette Brune BELGIUM 8.5% abv
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock GERMANY, 9% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Harvest Ale ('t Smisje Kerst aged in a JW Lees Calvados wooden pin) BELGIUM, 12% abv
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Here are the beers yet to be poured.

BELGIUM
De Dolle Stille Nacht 12% abv
Regenboog Guido 8% abv
*Regenboog 't Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout 10% abv

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale 11.8% abv
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.5% abv
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 10.2% abv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.8% abv
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (2006) 11.2% abv

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In transit during the month of March:

BELGIUM
*De Glazen Toren Canaster Winter Scotch 9.5% abv
*De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique 8% abv

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA 13.6% abv

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R.I.P. – depleted kegs

UNITED STATES
*Avery Fourteen 9.46% abv
Avery “The Czar” 11.73% abv
*Avery “The Kaiser” 9.37% abv
Bell's Batch 6000 (2004) 10.5% abv
Bell's Hopslam 10% abv (poured 3 kegs of 3)
Boulder Mojo Risin' Double IPA 10% abv
*Brooklyn Brewery Extra Brune 8.5% abv
*Brugge Brasserie Triple de Ripple 11% abv
*Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 9.75% abv
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% abv
*Dogfish Head Fort 18% abv
*Founders Imperial Stout 10% abv
Left Hand Imperial Stout 10.4% 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 John’s Locker Stock Imperial Porter ‘007 7.77% abv
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine 2004, 11.3% abv
Shmaltz He’Brew Genesis 10:10 (2006) 10% abv
*Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Eleven 11% abv (pouring keg 2 of 2)
Stone Double Bastard (2005) 10% abv
*Stone XI – 11th Anniversary Ale 8.7% abv
*Three Floyds Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary 10.5% abv

WORLD
Burton Bridge Tom Sykes Old Ale UK (cask-conditioned) 10% abv
De Dolle Dulle Teve (“Mad Bitch”) BELGIUM, 10% abv
Delirium Noel BELGIUM 10% abv
*Dupont Moinette Blonde BELGIUM 8.5% abv
EKU 28 GERMANY, 11% abv
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (cask-conditioned; Calvados barrel aged) UK, 11.5% abv
Gales Prize Old Ale UK (1998), 9% abv
Kasteel Rouge BELGIUM, 8% abv
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel NETHERLANDS, 10% abv
*Podge Belgian Imperial Stout BELGIUM, 10.5% abv