2011 PG SUMMER PARTY – July 16th!

Our PG Summer party date is confirmed for Saturday, July 16th.  Our theme this year will be Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in honor of our host & his family’s move to Italy in August.


Dean Sussman’s house

1310 Amalfi Drive

Pacific Palisades, CA  90272

Time: 2pm until 10pm…please be responsible and have a designated driver or call a cab.

Admission for all PG members (dues paid up) is free, plus one guest. Kids are free. There is a fee of $20 for each additional guest.

Bring jackets & sweaters for the evening. Bring chairs and blankets but please share the ground space with your fellow guests.

Note: the 405 freeway will be CLOSED the weekend of July 15-17 between the 101 and the 10 freeways. Please check news sources for further details. Rumor has it that LA public transit will be free that weekend. Please allow extra travel time… at least an extra 20-30 minutes.

Suggested alternate routes:

From the south:

Try Bundy Dr, Barrington Ave and/or 26th St-Allenford to get to Sunset Blvd.

From the north:

Try the canyon roads: Laurel Canyon, Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Glen to get to Sunset Blvd.

PCH is another north-south alternate.

Calling all PGers and guests…we need VOLUNTEERS! The success of our party depends on YOU!

We need volunteers for party setup, party activities/duties (cooking & prep, check-in desk, serving beer, serving food, etc), and party clean up.

We encourage ALL members to get involved and to volunteer for at least ONE 1 hour shift but you are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as you would like.  Please let us know when you are available to help… we need people Friday evening (6-9pm), pre-party Saturday, LOTS of people during the party, and party clean up on Sunday morning at 10am til done. (Those in the “know” know that the volunteers have THE MOST fun at our PG parties!) As always this “must-not-be-missed” party is run by the volunteers…so please step up and volunteer to help make YOUR party a success!!  Please contact Mimi Bardet & Audrey Hill-Lindsay ([email protected]) to volunteer.


Calling all foodies and home chefs! Please put on your aprons and whip up some dishes to share at our PG Summer Party. We are not only known for a party with great beers, but also known as a club with amazing food at our parties…thanks to our Club chefs and all YOU volunteer chefs and bakers out there. You are challenged to bring your favorite party dishes. We need LOTS of sides, salads, snacks/appetizers and desserts to round out the Mediterranean feast. Dishes complimenting the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern theme would be ideal…or even pick up some store bought sides at your local markets and restaurants on the way to the party!  Contact our PG Activities Directors, Mimi & Audrey, at [email protected] with any food items that you are willing to contribute. We will be sending more details on food requests in future emails & posts.


Please bring beer, beer and more beer to share! If you keg, please bring one or two or more! If you bottle, bring several! Meads, ciders, wines, sakes, and any other homemade fermented beverages are always welcome. Of course, non-alcoholic beverages in kegs and bottles are always welcome. We also need your jockey boxes for the party.

Drink Competitions this year:

We are keeping it simple this year with just 2 official competitions:

1-       Best Party Beer

2-       Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage

Prizes will be awarded to the winners!

And, please bring the single hop IPA club-collaboration brews from the May 28th Big Brew as well as any Tustin Monster Brews still on hand.

If you plan on bringing beer or soda kegs, please let us know by contacting Carl at [email protected]

Kegs can be dropped off at the Culver City Home Brew Supply Store up until close of business on Thursday, July 14th – these will be delivered to the party by VOLUNTEERS with trucks on Friday evening. Note: Jockey Boxes can be dropped off at CCHBS on only Thursday, July 14th if you need them transported to the party. CCHBS doesn’t have storage space for multiple jockey boxes so it’s best if you get the jockey boxes delivered to the party on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Please note that Dean’s house will be OFF LIMITS for ALL party attendees…plenty of portable bathrooms will be available. (We are trying to arrange a nicer-than-basic one for the women.)

Dean has a swimming pool and welcomes his guests to use the pool. Kids MUST be supervised by adults at all times while in & around the pool. Please bring your own bathing suits, towels & sunscreen.

As always, there will be a Club Raffle and Door Prizes! Raffle tickets will be sold at the front gate prior to the raffle for just $1…such a bargain!

 More information will be coming as final details get firmed up.

 Just don’t forget to VOLUNTEER…we really need everyone to pitch in to make this another successful PG Summer party. Please contact Full-Time Board members for any questions, etc.