Someone once told me that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. This past weekend’s PG trip to the Bay area was one of those times for me that the concept rang loudly and clearly. We couldn’t have ordered better weather and (thanks to the many tenured Bay area’ists with us) we found a bunch of great spots to haunt. The local food and beers were exceptional and the accommodations were well situated; thanks again to Ian for the hotel recommendation and help w/ booking.
The party at Anchor was a great time, in my opinion their brewery is one of the most unique in the country. The copper brewhouse, their open fermenter rooms, the hop room, and the tasting room all laid out as I assume they were on that first day in 1979 when they moved in. Pretty cool history beyond, taught by Ryan and his co-host, both in their white jumpsuits per tradition. My personal favorite beer was a mix of Old Foghorn Barleywine and the Liberty Ale American IPA, it was a great mash up (credit to Tad for recommending that one).
I know there was some travel trouble flying back, which seems to be a common problem as of late. To those that were held back due to flight delays, I hope you made the best of the time over a few more local beers!
Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you to Anchor Brewing Company for the honor and the party. WE WILL BE BACK!
First Friday at LA Ale Works is Friday June 2nd at 7pm.
They have been rolling out new beers, lots to look forward to on their tap list. It’s been great watching them grow and I know they’re happy to host us.
June’s Third Thursday lands on the 15th and we’ll be meeting at Culver City Home Brew Supply. Style of the month is International and Czech Lagers and Luis is hosting the tasting.
These meetings at CCHBS are a perfect way to introduce a friend to our hobby and to the club so feel free to bring good people with a genuine interest in getting into zymurgy for a free orientation visit.
Also, as you’ve probably heard: We’ve started the process of hosting the annual Pacific Brewer’s Cup competition and we need volunteers to help out. Navigate to pbc.pacificgravity.com for more information. As always, we’re hoping to make a grand showing in PBC this year as a club, since of course we are hosting. Bring out your best! 🙂
See you soon!