Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gravity Head 2013: Sun King's opening half-dozen and program listing.

01/31 Update: Full program listing included.

When Gravity Head opens on Friday, February 22, these selections from Sun King (Indianapolis IN) will lead the way.


Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis IN

Gravity Head Twist: For Gravity Head 2013, our friends from Sun King in Indianapolis are in a category by themselves, as they’ve been in so many ways since the brewery first opened in 2009. Sun King has been a Hoosier brewing pioneer in numerous ways, from achieving critical mass through self-distribution to large-scale canning, and from tap room layout
to community partnerships. From start-up to institution in four short years, Sun King is helping cement Indiana’s expanding craft brewing reputation. Cheers to Clay, Dave and all the people at Sun King, and welcome to Gravity Head 2013.

These Sun King beers will
be on tap on Friday, February 22, when Gravity Head’s
15th bacchanal begins.

Sun King Batch 666:
Sympathy for the Devil
(16E) Belgian Black Ale
Bitterness: 34 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Brewery says: “It was fermented with a blend of 7 different Belgian yeasts and (was) cellared in a 30 barrel bright tank … A melding of classic Belgian esters with a rich, roasty malt backbone. ” 

Sun King Batch 777:
Touched By An Angel
(18C) Belgian Tripel
Bitterness: 24 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 10%
Brewery says: “Our yet to be released Belgian-style Tripel. Available at 2013 Indiana Winterfest for the first time ever.” 

Sun King Big Iron
(19B) English Barleywine
Alcohol by volume: 10%
Clay Robinson (owner): “A handful of beers, we come up with a really good name and then design a beer backwards to fit the name. We just brewed a barleywine that’s called Big Iron that’s going to be a really fun beer that we’re going to cellar for awhile before we let out. We’ll brew that this summer (2012) and probably release it later in the winter.”  

Sun King Dominator
(5C) Doppelbock
Bitterness: 23 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Brewery says: “Exudes the aromas of brown sugar and molasses to go with hints of gingerbread and sun-dried raisins. A full flavored beer that finishes crisp and dry.”

Sun King Timmie
(22C) Oak Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Bitterness: 70 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 10%
Brewery says: “A flavor packed RIS with hints of gingerbread, dark brown sugar and vanilla. Enjoy with caution!”

Sun King Wee Muckle
(9E) Strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy)
Bitterness: 30 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Brewery says: “A large, malt-balanced ale with huge toffee flavors and hints of port-like character.” Wee Muckle won a Gold Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the Scotch Ale division.

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