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Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday, June 20th at Tortugo Brewery

Howdy Ho Pacific Gravity!

Our club meeting this week will be at usual time and place:

June Monthly Meeting; Thursday 6/20/2024 at 7:30 PM
Tortugo Brewing Co.
916 W. Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood,  CA  90302
(424) 227-9963

Our Style Of The Month for June is Sour, Smoked and Wood Aged beers – please bring your home-brewed works of art to share!

Carl will be collecting competition entries for the Red White and Brews competition Read more

Another Far-Field Opportunity

If you missed out on our visit to Far Field Brewery, or just didn’t get enough, here is another opportunity.  Contact Jay Ankeney by Tuesday (6/18) if you want beer delivered by the Pony Keg Express distribution system.  Or join them at 5PM Friday 6/21 at the brewery.
Jay Ankeney, at jayankeney@mac.com
Or call at 310-343-867


Next Friday, 6/21/24, the Maltose Falcons will be hosting their Zoom conference Happy Hour with Far Field brewery. Since this is in our neck of the woods, it would be great if members of Pacific Gravity could join in.  As usual,

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First Saturday at Far Field Beer Company

As we mentioned at the last club meeting, our “First Friday” this month will instead be held this Saturday 6/8 at Noon at Far Field Beer Company in Lawndale.

Time:       Saturday, June 8, 2024 12 pm.
Location: Far Field Beer Company
4471 W Rosecrans Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90250

Founder James and Head Brewer Bryce have about 20 taps of fairly wide variety of styles.  They have a few vintage video games and should have a food truck.

Hope to see you there!

We hope you can join us!
Parker Waechter, President Pacific Gravity

Competition Corner – June 2024

The 2024 Brewer of the Year competition cycle is now underway.  So, get those brewpots going while the fermentation weather is still on the cool side.

Judging for the first round of the National Homebrew Competition this weekend in San Diego.  Assuming your entries make it to the second round, the final round shipping deadline runs from July 29 to August 9.  Awards will be announced at the Great American Beer Festival on October 10th.

California State Fair.  Congratulations to Craig Corley for a first-place ribbon for his Belgian Pale Ale 292 – Mb24 – Bpa (wow, what a mouthful.)  Congratulations to Carl Townsend for his first-place ribbon for Belgian Monastic Single.  Full results are at  https://castatefairhomebrew.brewcomp.site/

July:  Long Beach Red White and Brews competition.  Registration is now open at  http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/rwb/bcoem/  This competition focuses on 30 different American styles.  Entries are due no later than June 28.  If you bring your entries to the June club meeting (June 20th), I’ll ferry them down to Steinfillers.

??:  If we hear that the County Fair competition is revived, (not likely) it is still included in the competition cycle.

September – Pacific Brewers Cup.  We are running the competition this year, so there will be much more info to come.  Key dates:

·         September 5th  Entry deadline,

·         September 7th Entry organizing

·         September 21st Main judging session at Tortugo Brewery.

October California State Competition.  This will be the last competition of the 2024 Brewer of the Year season.

Carl Townsend
Competition Coordinator

Upcoming Styles of the Month

  • June 2024 – Sour beers, smoked beers, and wood-aged beers
  • July 2024 – IPAs
  • August 2024 – No style of the month (Summer Party)
  • September 2024 – German and Czech beers
  • October 2024 – Alternative fermentables beers (using sugars and/or grains other than malted barley)
  • November 2024 – Fruit/spice beers, meads, and ciders/berries
  • December 2024 – No style of the month (Holiday Party)

Upcoming Events

  • June 8: Saturday at Far Field Beer Company
  • June 20: Club Meeting at Tortugo Brewing Company – Style: sour, smoked and wood-aged beers
  • July 5: First Friday – Richmond Bar and Grill
  • Aug 2: First Friday – Summer Party Setup at Dean’s
  • Aug 3 – Pacific Gravity Summer Party 2024!


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