Flat12 Bierwerks floods the taps for Gravity Head’s third weekend on Friday, March 14

On Friday, March 14, Flat12 Bierwerks will co-headline Gravity Head 2014, along with Founders Brewing and NABC (i.e., hitherto known as the home team).

It’s also Cavalier Distributing Night at Gravity Head, and the first 100 customers through the Public House door definitely WILL NOT receive a Mat Gerdenich bobble-head doll, although they can watch as all the beer biz types get all bobble-headed for the rest of the evening. It’s happened before, and odds are it will happen again.

As a side note, you might already know that Flat12 likes it so much in Southern Indiana that the company is establishing a second location in Jeffersonville. The Flat12 crew will be visiting in force on the 14th, so stop by and meet them.

Flat12 Bierwerks
Indianapolis IN

Flat12 Centeno Grande
Imperial Rye Porter
Bitterness: 35 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 8.9%
A South of the Border version of Pogue’s Run Porter, but beefed up and with a healthy dose of rye and Mexican Piloncillo (a raw form of pure cane sugar) added. A very limited release.

Flat12 King Pretzel
Imperial Belgian Porter
Bitterness: 50 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11.46%
Imperial Porter brewed as an offshoot of Flat12’s standard Pogues Run, but using Belgian yeast, and for the anniversary of the Sinking Ship pub in Indianapolis. For Gravity Head, one of two sixth-barrel kegs in existence is being tapped.

Flat12 Perpetual Slumber
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Bitterness: 47 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Perpetual Slumber is brewed in the tradition of the dark and boozy beers of Belgium. Information is scant, furthering the mystery.

Flat12 Pinko Russian Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout
Bitterness: 80 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
The brewery says: “Brewed to age. Brewed for barrels. Hoppy, roasty and pure evil. In Soviet Russia, you don’t drink Imperial Stouts, Imperial Stouts drink you.” Used as base for many fine experiments.

Flat12 Pinko23/KGBaylor (Pappy Van Winkle)
Wood-aged Russian Imperial Stout
Alcohol by volume: 11%
About the base Pinko Russian Imperial Stout, Flat12 says, “Brewed to age. Brewed for barrels.” In this case, it is brewed for Pappy Van Winkle 23-yr-old barrels, with a nod to NABC’s Carnival Barker, who appreciates it anywhere he can find it.

Flat12 Raz Putin Pinko
Wood-aged Russian Imperial Stout with fruit added
Bitterness: 86 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11.3%
Raspberries and blackberries are added to barrel-aged Pinko Russian Imperial Stout, and in turn, the concoction is aged for 18 months in used bourbon barrels. We’re placing this one in the wood-aged category and crossing our fingers.

Flat12 Vewy Owd Gordo
English-style Old Ale
Bitterness: 51 IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 11.3%
This barrel-aged English Old Ale was brewed for the 2013 BIG Winterfest “Replicale,” then laid to rest ever since then (12 months) in barrels that previously held Pinko RIS.

Flat12 Vintner Cycle
Wood-aged Imperial India Pale Ale
Hops: “6 different hops from 3 continents”
Bitterness: 100+ IBUs
Alcohol by volume: 10%
Not winter, but vintner … because the base Winter Cycle has been aged in Easley Winery red wine barrels made from Indiana-grown white oak. Winter Cycle? That’s Half Cycle IPA’s “pissed off Viking cousin.”

See the Founders beer list for March 14
See the NABC beer list for March 14

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