About Higher Gravity
WHAT IS HIGHER GRAVITY?
Higher Gravity is a bar & bottle shop that focuses on providing a large, well-curated selection of craft beer, cider, seltzer and wine. You can enjoy at all of our beer and wine inventory at the bar or take it to go. Each of our locations generally carries over 400 beer, cider and seltzer options and more than 100 different wine options. Check out our inventory online or stop into the shop to browse the selection or get a recommendation from our bartenders. We are also a full bar with a great selection of liquor and cocktail options
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF HIGHER GRAVITY?
Specific Gravity refers to the density of water, which is one of the key ingredients in beer. Original Gravity (OG) represents the density of the wort (unfermented beer). The higher the OG, the more fermentable sugars the yeast will have to convert into alcohol. Therefore, Higher Gravity = Higher Alcohol. Typically, beers with an OG above 1.075 are considered to be high gravity.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
Overview and ground rules
- TAKE ADVANTAGE – Utilize the information at your fingertips (Untappd Northside & Untappd Summit Park pages).
- DON’T BE SHY – Don’t like technology or still not sure after you search our inventory? Ask us questions. We are here to help make sure you have the best experience possible and we love talking beer… it is our passion.
- ENJOY YOURSELF – This one is the most important. Beer and wine is about the experience, and that experience should be shared with your family, friends, and your favorite beeristas.
RETAIL (“TO-GO” SELECTIONS)
Like any other retail shop, grab beer or wine from any of our shelves in the store. Feel free to make your own six-pack from the single-bottle selections and then bring your beer up to the checkout area of the bar. Bottles are all priced individually at retail prices (labeled directly on the bottle or package).
Need help deciding what you want (and if we have it)?
Ask our bartenders or browse our inventories on Untappd (Summit Park — Northside). Untappd will allow you to filter on styles, ratings, breweries, beers you haven’t tried before, etc, so it is a great way to browse our full inventory systematically. Once you find what you want, you can either ask our bartenders, or go find the beer on the shelf. To help with the latter, beers are organized into sections by style of beer.
Want one of our draft selections to take home?
Both of our locations have Crowler machines so you can take (almost) anything home with you that we have on draft. What is a Crowler machine, you ask? It’s a canning machine that allows us to can any beer from our draft line to-order.
The only thing we can’t put into a Crowler are nitro beers. Unfortunately, the beer would be flat by the time you take it home.
Still not sure what you want?
We offer flights or single sized samplers. Every beer on the draft menu will show a “Taster” price so if you prefer to try many instead of just one full pint, it’s always an option.
Don’t have what you want?
No problem (well… it might be a problem due to state alcohol laws and the limited distribution of some breweries around the country). Feel free to put in a request for something that isn’t in our inventory and we will do everything in our power to get it in for you. You can submit the request via our contact page or by asking any of our staff.
IN-STORE (BAR STYLE)
Just like a traditional bar, feel free to take a seat at the rail or the tables throughout the store, chat up your friendly, knowledgeable bartender.
Draft list isn’t enough? You came to the right place. Both of our locations generally carry over 400 different canned / bottled beer options. Anything you see on our shelves is fair game. Just bring your can or bottle to the bar and we will crack it open for you and pour into the proper glassware.
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
B.Y.O.F.: Bring your own food (or have it delivered); snacks available. We highly encourage ordering from our Northside or Summit park neighbors, but feel free to bring stuff from home or use any delivery service of your choosing.
Kid-Friendly: Some people often forget that parents enjoy (or need) drinks. Not only do we allow kids, we highly encourage bringing your family here. Beer and wine is all about sharing experience, and who better to share that with than family – we will be sure to have some non-alcoholic drinks available for the little ones. Just be sure to keep in mind that we are a bar, so everyone (adults and kids) should act accordingly.
Pet-Friendly: Your furry best friend is always welcome. We only ask that you please have them on a leash and clean up if there are any accidents. We may even have some treats for them as well.
Free WiFi: Need a place to work or study? Look no further.
No Reservations: Except for large private parties.