Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gravity Head 2011 takes on a decidedly 3 Floydsian feel.

The 13th edition of Gravity Head begins on February 25th at NABC’s Pizzeria & Public House (3312 Plaza Drive, New Albany), and as we’ve been working diligently to ready the bastions for another assault, there have been a few surprises – none more appreciated than this amazing shipment of Three Floyds specialties.

Here are seven (count ‘em) rare treats from Munster, Indiana, and an eighth that falls just beneath the 8% Gravity Head threshold, but might be a fine choice to accompany the annual tailgate breakfast.

3F Gravity

Three Floyds Barrel Aged Moloko 2009 … Bourbon Barrel Baltic Milk Stout, 9.5% ABV ... Moloko (see below) aged in Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels.

Three Floyds Behemoth 2010 … Barley Wine, 10.5% ABV ... Time-tested and forever shapely American-style Barley Wine.

Three Floyds Dreadnaught … Imperial India Pale Ale, 9.5% ABV ... Classic fruit, citrus and caramel combo with 99 IBUs of hop goodness.

Three Floyds Mikkeller Ruggoop … Rye Wine, 9.5% ABV ... The third collaboration with Mikkeller, each of the same style while experimenting with different ingredients (wheat, oats and now rye).

Three Floyds Moloko … Baltic Milk Stout, 8% ABV ... The name was borrowed from “A Clockwork Orange, and the beer is brewed with “golden naked oats” and lactose (milk sugar), with rounded, roasty and sweet malt notes.

Three Floyds Owd Engwish Bawley Whine … Barley Wine, 10.5% ABV
Warming and complex; all-British malt and hops.

Three Floyds The Creeper … Doppelbock, 9% ABV ... A special beer honoring Pelican, a Chicago metal band, on the band’s tenth anniversary.

3F Non-Gravity

Three Floyds Hell's Black Intelligencer … Espresso Oatmeal Stout, 6% ABV ... Brewed with Intelligencia espresso.

To Nick, Lincoln and all the rest of the 3F crew, we send humble thanks.

Now, the big question: How and when do we pour them? All at once, or at intervals during Gravity Head? It’s a nice problem to have, and we’ll be working on it.

Suggestions?

3 comments:

johnking said...

Once again, thanks for the early info.

I would stagger the pours. Unless, I don't have anything to do Saturday...then let them all go at once.

Jason266 said...

As someone who plans on coming down for the Friday tailgate breakfast, I say put them all on at once! If not, I'd like to request the barrel aged Moloko, the Behemoth, and the Creeper on first.

Off topic: my word verification is U LICKS.

Mark said...

Put 'em on all at once. You can never get enough Three Floyds.