High Gravity is the second floor dining room of Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works.
Each table is personally greeted with a specialized beer menu featuring elite high alcohol beers ranging from 7 to 14 percent alcohol. The decor marries the rustic walls and wood floors of a circa 1900 building with beautiful stainless steel brewing tanks and dim romantic lighting.
Affordable dining menus make this destination the perfect getaway for the entire family or the romantic couple.
What is “High Gravity?”
This term is used in the brewing industry when referring to beers that are brewed with a strong alcohol content. They often encompass ‘extreme’ beers, ‘imperial’ styles, or ‘big’ beers. Generally any beer over 7% alcohol by volume (ABV) is considered a high gravity beer.
Gravity is simply a measurement of the density of the beer compared to water. Brewers use an instrument called a hydrometer to determine the density of the beer before, during, and after fermentation. This instrument floats in a fresh sample of beer and has a measurement scale on it’s sides. here the surface of the beer meets the floating scale is how the measurement of ‘specific gravity’ is recorded. In other words, the scale will read 1.000 for water, but perhaps 1.105 for a certain high gravity beer.
The measurement before fermentation is called the original gravity and the measurement after fermentation is called the final gravity. These two numbers plus some simple math is how the brewer calculates the overall alcohol content.
Our High Gravity Lounge presents some of the world’s best high gravity beers.
Every beer has it’s own personality. A few will be light in color with a fruity taste, some will be dark and robust, but every one will be complex and without a doubt; they will be strong! These are sipping beers, take notice to the color, aroma, and taste of your specialty beer.
Sit back, relax and experience the complexity and uniqueness of these elite beers.