Learning About Beer: Gravity

Beer gravity is certainly not one of the best well-known aspects of beer. I would argue, however, that it’s one of the most important aspects. Some people, and indeed most craft beer lovers, are familiar with a few beers of different strengths. Knowing these different strengths, you are already aware of the effects of gravity and what the change in gravity reaps, even if you don’t know that you know that yet. So let’s collectively extend our beer knowledge to what brewers mean by gravity.

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Monday Short Pours: Higher Ohio beer ABV?, Madtree gets first beers approved, Dogfish Head Sixty-One

Short Pours are bits of news that we at QCD think are worth your while. Follow the attributed links for the whole story!

Raising the Ohio beer ABV cap:

“State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, plans to re-introduce a proposal this year to increase the legal limit on the amount of alcohol allowed in beer sold in Ohio. Right now, the limit is 12 percent alcohol by volume. Ramos’ proposal would boost that to 21 percent.

“Of course, with Ohio’s growing brewing industry, we see this as good for state tax revenue, as consumers won’t cross the border into a neighboring state with less prohibitive restrictions to purchase similar products, and good for business as it allows the industry to continue to grow and distribute its products across the state and country,” Ramos’ legislative aide John Tyler said.”

via Ohio lawmaker plans to seek higher ABV – The Beer Blog – Ohio.

Madtree gets their label approvals…

Madtree Axis Mundi Ale (Russian Imperial Stout)
Madtree Happy Amber Ale
Madtree Gnarly Brown Ale
Madtree Identity Crisis Ale (Black IPA’ish)
Madtree Pyschopathy IPA

[Label pictures after the jump below.]

via Queen City Drinks

And Dogfish Head puts out another wine-beer concoction…

“Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs.

The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.

Sixty-One, which clocks in at 6.5% ABV, will debut in March. Four-packs will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head’s 27-state distribution network.”

Via Dogfish Head