Saturday, February 19, 2011

Starting lineup for Gravity Head 2011: "A Stacked Deck is Gravity’s Rainbow."

Following are 16 of the 17 Gravity Head 2011 starters, to be tapped on Friday, February 25. The 17th will be chosen by fan vote, which begins on Monday, February 21. Information will be posted on Monday morning.

00. THREE FLOYDS - STYLE UNTO ITSELFThree Floyds Barrel Aged Moloko 2009 (Bourbon Barrel Baltic Milk Stout) 9.5% Three Floyds Behemoth 2010 (American Barleywine) 10.5%
Three Floyds Dreadnaught (Imperial India Pale Ale) 9.5%
Three Floyds Mikkeller Ruggoop (Rye Wine) 9.5%
Three Floyds Moloko (Baltic Milk Stout) 8%
Three Floyds Owd Engwish Bawley Whine (English Barleywine) 10.5%
Three Floyds The Creeper (Doppelbock) 9%

13F RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUTNABC Thunderfoot (2010) 10%

18C. BELGIAN TRIPELNABC Le Diable Blonde (2010) 10.7%

18E. BELGIAN DARK STRONG ALEBrooklyn Cuvee Noire 8.7%

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine (2001) 9.6%

22C. WOOD-AGED BEERDogfish Head Burton Baton 10+%

23 SPECIALTY BEERBell’s Batch 9000 12.5%
Clipper City Heavy Seas Prosit 9%
NABC/O'Fallon/Schlafly C2 Collaboration Ale 10.7%

Now, read the fine print.

WINNER OF THE ANNUAL FAN VOTE:The annual vote to determine the final Gravity Head starter will begin on Monday, February 21. Choices will be drawn from remaining kegs in stock, with some of these excluded from the fan vote because they’re being saved for pouring at a later date during Gravity Head 2011.

SPECIAL NOTE: UNANNOUNCED BUT POURING ANYWAYAlso on tap at 7:00 a.m. on the 25th will be Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, not listed among the official 2011 entries, but meant to serve as a pleasant surprise.

In addition to the Three Floyds contingent listed above, two non-gravity Three Floyds will be on tap on the 25th: Alpha King and a 1/6 barrel of Hell’s Black Intelligencer, an Oatmeal Stout infused with coffee.

Later in the evening on Friday, February 25, an unlisted keg of Upland Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer will be tapped.

On Saturday afternoon, February 26, an unlisted keg of NABC Willett Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Stout will be tapped in honor of the visiting Daytonians, but is not restricted to them by any means.

On tap when Cavalier and John Host from Founders visit on Friday, March 11:Founders Backwoods Bastard 9.2%
Founders Black Biscuit 10.5%
Founders Breakfast Stout (2009) 8.3%
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 12%
Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2010 11.2%

On tap for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17:Stone Imperial Russian Stout (2009) 10.8%
Upland Ard Ri Imperial Red 9.3%

Barley Island's Muscles from Brussels, Humbugger and Damien temproarily are reserved pending a decision by the owner and brewers on which date they'll visit.

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