First Saturday at Bar 326

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

For our March “First Friday”, we are once again switching it to a FIRST SATURDAY rather than a Friday.  At the suggestion of our illustrious member Scott Burnell, we are headed to Bar 326 in the Farmer’s Market (in the Grove @ 3rd & Fairfax).

Bar 326
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

We plan on getting started around 12:00 Noon on Saturday 3/04/2023.

They have 24 taps, and Friday night they have a tap-takeover with Common Space & Three Weavers featuring their collabs, so I assume there will still be quite a bit of that going for our Saturday shenanigans.  You can find the current tap list here.
One minor point in route planning is that it sounds like Wilshire will be closed between San Vicente and Fairfax.

See you there!

Parker Waechter VP Pacific Gravity

PS: It still bears repeating how great it is that we can all get together in person!   Yet, 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.

Southern California Homebrewers Association

The Southern California Homebrewers Association will be here before you know it, so reserve your spot today! We still have some tent camping slots available at Camp-PG for $35 per camper for the weekend. Sign up now by contacting Terry Molloy at

DON’T FORGET to buy your admission into the festival itself. The longer you wait, the more it costs. You must do this ahead of time – admission can NOT be purchased at the gate.

FAQ #1: If I pay $35 to stay at Camp-PG, am I automatically admitted into the Fest?
Answer: No!! The Camp-PG only reserves a place for you to camp with your fellow PG members over the weekend. This does not cover festival admission, food or any other expenses.

FAQ #2; How can I purchase admission to the Southern CA Homebrewers Festival?
Answer: EACH attendee must follow these simple steps:
1) Go to the California Homebrewers Association website
2) If you are already a registered member of the CHA and have a password, sign in, skip to #3.
a. To Register, select “Register” on the Menu line.
b. Fill in the form on the right hand side of the page.
c. Select the “Register” button
d. Note: each attendee must sign up using a unique email address.
3) Select SHOP from the Menu
a. Select Membership / SCHF from the Drop-down menu
b. Add the $10 Membership fee to your cart.
c. Check out using the PayPal site.
4) After you are redirected to the main page, Select SHOP (again)
a. Select Membership / SCHF from the Drop-down menu (again)
b. Add Southern California Homebrewers Festival Admission to your cart ($50 through 1/31, increases $5 every month)
c. Check out using the PayPal site.
5) Check your email to confirm CHA Membership and Fest Admission.
6) Log off CHA website
7) Prepare for a fantastic weekend of sampling brews from over 35 Homebrewers Clubs from around Southern/Central California and Nevada.

FAQ #3: Will there be food available?
1) Rumor has it that Chef Ian is pondering a menu that will be available for an extra fee.
2) Food trucks will be at the Festival on Saturday, you are on your own Friday and Sunday (pending Ian’s final menu).
3) You can set up your own camp-kitchen and cook your own meals.

Do the Dues!

March is Dues Month!

You should have received a dues renewal notice from Craig in the last day or so.

There are several ways you can renew your annual dues. Club Treasurer, Craig Corley will be collecting dues at the March club meeting and other upcoming club events. You can mail us a check with a copy of this e-mail. Checks should be made out to Pacific Gravity and mailed to Pacific Gravity, P.O. Box 2451, Culver City, CA 90231. And for the ultimate in convenience, you can renew your dues online via PayPal using the personalized link that Craig posted in his dues email. For those of you who pay your dues before or at the March club meeting, we’ll have a tee shirt for you at the March meeting (limited to stock on hand) and should you choose to wait, a $5 late fee will be added after the May club meeting.

Enter Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge Now!

The entry window for the is open and will close on March 10th!  Register your beer entries at  We are also looking for more judges, stewards and assisting volunteers at the same link.  If you sign up as a volunteer in the next few days, please note your tee shirt size.  We will be going to print in the next few days!

Upcoming Events

  • February 25:  Entry Drop-off began for LABBC
  • March 4:  First Saturday Bar 326
  • March 10:  Entry Drop-off Deadline for LABBC
  • March 11:  Bottle Organizing Session for LABBC at Tortugo
  • March 16: Club Meeting at Tortugo Brewing Company  Styles includes all Belgian Beers
  • March 25:  Main Judging Session for LABBC at Tortugo
  • April 7 or 8:  First Friday or Saturday TBD
  • April 20: Club Meeting at Tortugo Brewing Company  Styles includes all German Beers