Sunday, January 10, 2010

Preview: Gravity Head 2010, beginning Friday, February 26.

Here’s a glimpse of our progress in procurements for Gravity Head 2010, which begins on Friday, February 25, and which will be the 12th edition of the spectacle.

Work is underway on this year’s theme and graphics. All I can tell you is that Sir Isaac Newton is involved, along with an existential exploration of gravity and its consequences.

Continuing last year’s organizational conceit of grouping Gravity Head listed selections according to style, I’ve elected to begin with verbatim style categories from Beer Advocate. This doesn’t mean that I personally agree with each and every one of Beer Advocates decisions with respect to style and placement of individual beers in categories. In fact, some are downright strange to me (Red & White as Witbier?), so please tell me what you think, and whether you agree or disagree with Beer Advocate’s style designations and decisions.

To be honest, I’m doing it this way because it’s easier for me to get the ball rolling without making editorial decisions from the outset. The majority of these kegs already are in stock, with a handful of them ordered and not yet delivered. There might yet be a few additions, so view these as provisional. Finally, I'll add NABC's contingent later. Count on vintage Thunderfoot. Beyond that, we'll see.

AMERICAN AMBER / RED LAGER

Coney Island Human Blockhead
American Amber/Red Lager … 10% abv

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AMERICAN BARLEYWINE

Avery Hog Heaven Barley Wine
American Barleywine … 9.2%

Boulder Killer Penguin Barleywine
American Barleywine … 10%

Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine
American Barleywine … 15.04%

Left Hand Oaked Aged Widdershins
American Barleywine … 8.8%

Rogue Old Crustacean 2004
American Barleywine … 11.5%

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2004
American Barleywine … 9.6%

Stone Old Guardian 2009
American Barleywine … 11.3%

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AMERICAN BROWN ALE

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
American Brown Ale … 12%

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AMERICAN DOUBLE / IMPERIAL IPA

Bell’s HopSlam
American Double/Imperial IPA … 10%

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
American Double/Imperial IPA … 18%

Founders Double Trouble
American Double / Imperial IPA … 9.4%

Founders Hand of Doom
American Double/Imperial IPA … 10.4%

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AMERICAN DOUBLE / IMPERIAL STOUT

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge)
American Double / Imperial Stout … 10.28%

Founders Breakfast Stout 2008
American Double / Imperial Stout … 8.3%

Founders Canadian Breakfast
American Double / Imperial Stout … 9.4%

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AMERICAN PORTER

Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter
American Porter … 9.2%

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AMERICAN STRONG ALE

Mad River Serious Madness
American Strong Ale … 8.6%

NABC V – 5th Anniversary Ale 2007
American Strong Ale … 10%

New Holland Dragon’s Milk
Amrican Strong Ale … 10%

Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale
American Strong Ale … 9%

Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13)
American Strong Ale … 13%

Sierra Nevada Life & Limb
American Strong Ale … 10.2%

Sun King Cream Dream (Imperial Cream)
American Strong Ale … Circa 8.5%

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BALTIC PORTER

BBC (St. Matthews) Kick in the Baltic Porter 2009
Baltic Porter … 8.9%

Rogue Imperial Porter 2008
Baltic Porter … 8.2%

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BELGIAN IPA

Brugge Brasserie Artemis 2IPA
Belgian IPA … 9.5%

NABC Oaked Le Douche Mentale (firkin)
Belgian IPA … 8.5%

Regenboog t’Smisje + (Plus)
Belgian IPA … 10%

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BELGIAN STRONG DARK ALE

Alvinne Balthazar
Belgian Strong Dark Ale … 9%

De Dolle Stille Nacht
Belgian Strong Dark Ale … 12% abv

Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale
Belgian Strong Dark Ale … 8.6%

Van Steenberge Klokke Roeland
Belgian Strong Dark Ale … 11%

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BELGIAN STRONG PALE ALE

Baladin Elixir (Al-Iksir)
Belgian Strong Pale Ale … 10%

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BIERE DE GARDE

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2007
Biere de Garde … 11%

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2008
Biere de Garde … 11%

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DOPPELBOCK

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (special enhanced export version)
Doppelbock … circa 11%

Samichlaus Bier Helles
Doppelbock … 14%

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DUBBEL

Regenboog t’Smisje Dubbel
Dubbel … 9%

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EISBOCK

Kulmbacher Reichelbräu Eisbock
Eisbock … 9.2%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (wooden gravity cask)
Eisbock … 12%

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ENGLISH BARLEYWINE

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale 2008
English Barleywine … 11.5%

Pausa Cafè Tosta
English Barleywine … 12.5%

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FOREIGN / EXPORT STOUT

Regenboog t'Smisje Catherine the Great
Foreign / Export Stout ... 10%

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OLD ALE

BBC Brandy Barrel Queen’s Knickers
Old Ale … 12%

Founders Curmudgeon
Old Ale … 9.3%

Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 18 Reserve 2008
Old Ale … 8%

NABC Malcolm’s Old Setters’ Ale 2007
Old Ale … 12%

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RAUCHBIER

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Rauchbier ... 8%

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QUADRUPEL

Avery “The Reverend”
Quadrupel … 10%

Schlafly Quadrupel
Quadrupel … 12%

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RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

Alvinne Podge Belgian Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout … 10.5%

Founders Imperial Stout 08
Russian Imperial Stout … 10.5%

Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout … 9.5%

NABC ThunderFoot 2009
Russian Imperial Stout … 11%

Schlafly Reserve – (Barrel Aged) Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout ... 10.5%

Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2008
Russian Imperial Stout … 10.5%

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SCOTCH ALE / WEE HEAVY

Founders Backwoods Bastard
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy … 10.2%

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WITBIER

Dogfish Head Red & White
Witbier … 10%

5 comments:

antzman said...

An amazing list yet again. Great job!

Rick said...

So much good stuff on that list! I can't wait. Looking forward to the kegged version of Life & Limb.

(Any remaining chance of Bell's Expedition stout?)

The Homeroaster said...

Ho hum...just another day in beer paradise.

Just the list of Barleywines is enough to make me happy, then there's JW Lees, Vertical Epic, Samichlaus, Schlafly Barrel Aged Stout, Brandy Barrel Queens Knickers...Oh, I am so spoiled.

The New Albanian said...

There is a chance of Expedition, but if I find some at this point in the game, my inclination is to sit on it until next year.

Andy said...

Ill be there Saturday with some friends....were coming all the way from Richmond, IN!