Hey Pacific Gravity!
Strand Brewers Club is making final arrangements for a bus trip to the AHA Rally at the Stone Brewery on Saturday, March 15th….and Pacific Gravity members have been invited to join!
Cost will be $35 for transportation to and from Stone Brewery in Escondido and some other stops as noted below.
Note—you have to be a member of the AHA to get in for free. If you are not a member, you can sign up before the Rally at Stone Brewing for $38 which gives you a year’s membership, subscription to Zymurgy magazine, and discounts at other events.
Or if you don’t want to join the AHA, you can ride along to the Lost Abbey Brewery which we’ll hit before the Rally, enjoy the fine bistro restaurant and tasting room at Stone on your own, and come with us to White Labs afterwards.
We need you to commit by Friday, March 7th. Just respond to this E-mail. Then, based on the honor system, you can bring a check made out to The Strand Brewers when you get on board on March 15th.
Here are the details.
There will be two pick-up spots:
9:00 AM–Redondo and Marine Park&Ride lot on the Green Line (2406 Marine Ave., Redondo Beach, 90278)
9:30 AM–Willow Station Park&Ride lot on the Blue Line (2750 American Ave., Long Beach 90806)
Each lot has plenty of free all day parking.
11:30–If we get to Escondido by 11:30, we’ll stop at the Lost Abby Brewery for an hour.
12:30–leave Lost Abbey to go down the street to Stone Brewing.
The Rally goes from 1 PM to 4 PM. Expect to taste some incredibly interesting home brewed and commercial beers.
On the AHA site:
On the Stone Brewery site:
4 PM—bus ride down to White Labs tasting room. If you haven’t been there, this is one of the most educational experiences for any brewer. They serve you a four glass flite of the same beer brewed with different yeasts, and the results are eye opening.
6PM—head back north, arriving at Willow Street around 7:30 PM and Redondo & Marine by 8 PM.
Please contact me ASAP ( [email protected] )to reserve your seat. Don’t forget you have to be an AHA member to attend the Rally (but not to come on the trip) and you’ll need to bring a check for $35 made out to The Strand Brewers Club when you show up on March 15th.
There will be beer and refreshments on the bus.