(February 27 update: The fan vote winner and 14th starter is North Coast Grand Cru 2012 … the Friday morning tailgate breakfast menu is here)
The starting lineup for Gravity Head 2014 is listed below. Most of NABC’s regular roster of beers will be pouring during this time, as well as a few non-gravity guests (i.e., Schlafly American IPA on opening night).
13 of the Gravity Head starters are festival-listed beers, including 9 headlining heavy hitters from Schlafly.
1 starter is a bonus, last minute selection: Clipper City Heavy Seas Siren Noire, cask-conditioned, on the hand pull (2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28):
Clipper City “Heavy Seas” Siren Noire
The brewery explains: “This year’s Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout has been revamped. We’ve aged it for three weeks in bourbon barrels, which gives the beer darker notes of raisin and fig. We’ve also tripled the amount of chocolate nibs and added vanilla bean. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet.” 9.5% abv.
1 starter is yet to be determined by Gravity Head fan voting, which begins on Monday, February 24).
With the exception of the Siren Noire, all these kegs will be tapped and ready at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28, when the Public House opens for Gravity Head tailgate breakfast. For the .pdf of this year’s official Daily Gravity Form, go here, and remember that our Daily Gravity Form program is u-print only.
Absorb gravity; save trees. Happy Gravity Head!
00. SCHLAFLY – STYLE UNTO ITSELF
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (BBIS)(2013) 10.5%
Schlafly Cocoa BBIS (2012) 10.5%
Schlafly Coffee BBIS (2012) 10.5%
Schlafly Vanilla BBIS (2012) 10.5%
Schlafly Cyser 15%
Schlafly Doppelbock 8%
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout 8%
Schlafly Oak-Aged Barleywine 10.2%
Schlafly Pumpkin Stout 8%
Kulmbacher Eisbock “Bayerisch G’frorns” (2010) 9.2%
19C. AMERICAN BARLEYWINE
Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine (2011) 11%
21A. SPICE, HERB, OR VEGETABLE BEER
Great Divide Espresso Yeti 9.5%
22C. WOOD-AGED BEER
BBC Old Wookiefoot Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (2013) 10%
North Coast Grand Cru (2012) 12.9% (fan vote winner)