Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gravity Head 2009: A Tuesday update as the Liver Olympics draw nearer.

Where to begin?

First we must complete the starting lineup for this year's Liver Olympics.

Voting for what is now the 17th and final keg (not firkin) starter ends today at Noon.

Vote for just one, and submit to your choice to me at this e-mail address - istanbul85(at)yahoo.com - today (Tuesday, February 24, 2009) before 12:00 Noon.

It is for the 17th, not 16th, starter because yesterday we added a keg of NABC's Malcolm's Old Setter's Ale to the lineup to compensate for the loss of the "mystery kegs" that were to have been brought by Dogfish Head's John Freyer, who had to cancel his trip down from Chicago.

If circumstance dictates, there remains a possibility that mystery beer will be tapped on the little keg box in Prost. If you're a member of the FOSSILS or LAGERS homebrew clubs and are enjoying Friday evening seating in Prost, you'll be the first to know if this happens.

The Official Gravity Form event program is posted at or web site, and can be downloaded here: http://www.newalbanian.com/downloads/Gravity%20Head%202009%20Program.pdf

Don't forget our two special Liver Olympics kick-off events:

Thursday, February 26
The Night Before Gravity Head: “Liver Olympics Limbering Up with Sierra Nevada”
Sierra Nevada’s representative in Indiana, Steve Thiel, will be in town to preside over a Sierra Nevada bottle tasting at Keg Liquors (617 E. Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Check out the Keg’s tasting first, and then come to the Public House for a Gravity Head draft preview and bonus (the beers will be on tap and available throughout the day):

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine … year-old 2008 release

Sierra Nevada Double Debockel … limited seasonal availability

Sierra Nevada Chico IPA … Indiana’s only keg from the second batch of an “accidental” ale that has seldom been spotted outside the state of California. 7.2% abv

Friday, February 27
“Gravity Tailgate Breakfast”
In 2008, a hardy band of early-rising regulars convened for gravity breakfast with Terry Meiners of WHAS television in Louisville. In 2009, we’re tweaking the concept by starting slightly later in the morning, 7:00 a.m., when it’s actually legal to drink beer in Hoosierland. There’ll be doughnuts, Ed Needham's homeroasted coffee and Founders Breakfast Stout. Stop by and get into the spirit before you go to work. Why even go to work?

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