Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday, February 16th at Tortugo Brewery

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Our meeting this month will take place on February 16th, 2023 at Tortugo Brewing Co, located at 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302.
We will get started about 7:30 PM.

February Monthly Meeting; Thursday 2/16/2023 at 7:30 PM

Tortugo Brewing Co.
916 W. Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(424) 227-9963

Oi! English Beers!
Join us for the January club meeting to kick the year off right. We will discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, brewing competitions and more!

Please bring your homebrews for everyone to enjoy.
The style of the month for February is English Beers, though all styles are welcome.

We should have some Pacific Gravity branded items available for sale:

  • Taster Glasses $5
  • Lanyards (hold badge and have a ring for taster glasses) $5
  • We also have a couple of items if anyone is interested:
    Rice cooker (gargantuan size)
    Turkey Fryer

It is gratifying that we have resumed gathering in person, but as always, we encourage and expect everyone will be vigilant about their own health to ensure the groups safety! Please observe all safety precautions and stay home if you do not feel well.

We hope to see you all at our meeting!

Pacific Gravity Polo Shirts

The shirts are in! For all those who ordered Pacific Gravity polo shirts and have not picked them up, they will be available for pick up at the February meeting at Tortugo.

Competition Corner February 2023

Competition season is upon us, giving us several opportunities on top of each other.

First up, if you requested entries to the AHA National Homebrew Competition, you have up until February 12 to finalize your entry list. The physical entries will be due later in March. You can update your entries at

The entry window for America’s Finest City Competition is now open. Entries are due by February 17th at Alesmith Brewery in San Diego. Alas, we do not have a driver this year, so you are on your own to ship them. Online registration is at

Next up is our very own Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge. This competition focuses on the Belgian styles as defined in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. Here are the key dates:

Entry registration is open now until March 10th at
Entry drop-off runs from February 25th through March 10th. Entries can be dropped off at Tortugo Brewing Company or the local homebrew shops.
Bottle Organizing will be held at Tortugo on Saturday, March 11th. Volunteers needed!
Sign-up for judging and stewards is open until March 22nd.
Main judging will be at Tortugo on March 25th. as a Pro-Am entry in the Great American Beer Festival.

All of the above are part of the 2023 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Award.

Carl Townsend
Competition Coordinator

Upcoming Styles of the Month

February – English Beers
March – Belgian Beers
April – German Beers
May – Specialty Beers
June – Pale Beers
July – Summer Party
August – Wheat Beers
September – Festbiers and Amber lagers
October – IPAs
November – Amber and Brown Beers
December – Holiday Party