Entries by Carl Townsend

California State Homebrew Competition Drop-off Info

The deadline the California State Homebrew Competition is rapidly approaching.  This is the final competition for the 2018 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Award. Thanks to an offer to drive from Michael Ritchie, we will have personalized hand delivery of our entries San Francisco.   You can drop off your beers at one of two […]

Pacific Brewers Cup Entries Due Friday Sept 14th

Entries for the 2018 Pacific Brewers Cup are now being accepted and are due no later than Friday, September 14th.  On-line registration is available at http://strandbrewersclub.org/pbc/bcoem/.  Strand Brewers Club will be running the show this year.   This is a large competition is hosted on a rotating basis between Pacific Gravity, Strand Brewers and Long Beach […]

Arts District Brewery Crawl Saturday, Sept 1

What do you do when First Friday has too  many options?  Push it to Saturday, of course!  Join us for a visit to several of the downtown area breweries.  It also give many of a us an opportunity to take public transit. There are a lot of places to hit on this trip, so we […]

Competition Corner – August 2018

While most of us were having a blow-out summer party, (thanks Dean!) other diligent beer judges were hard at work judging the Los Angeles County Fair.  Congratulations to Kingsley Toby, who picked up the overall second place Best of Show with his beer, Second Sleep, a whiskey-aged stout.  It also picked up First Place in […]

Beach Bar Bike Bash and Strand Brewers Club Summer Party

Hey Pacific Gravity members, Want to cool off this weekend? Come join the Strand Brewers on our annual Beach Bar Bike Bash. We’ll be gathering with our bikes at The Rockefeller in Hermosa Beach at 11 AM Saturday (8/4). 422 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Then we’ll explore some of the best beer venues […]

County Fair Homebrew Entries Due Friday 7/13

Entries for the 2018 Los Angeles County Fair are due this Friday,  July 13th.  Registration is up and running at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/.  With the closure of the Culver City shop, make sure you leave time to drop off your entries.  They can be left at the Eagle Rock homebrew shop, Woodland Hills Shop or Steinfillers in Long […]

Competition Corner – March 2018

We are moving into the heavy part of the homebrew competition season, so I hope your beers are ready.  There are a number of deadlines to keep track of. First of all, the entry submission window for the National Homebrew Competition is now open.  You should have gotten an e-mail from NHC with shipping information […]

Competition Corner – January 2018

Well, a new year is upon us as well as a fresh brewing competition season.  Each year, Pacific Gravity honors the brewer (or team) with the most homebrew competition wins.  I’m eagerly awaiting someone to knock me off my Brewer of the Year perch! I hope you took advantage of the cool weather over the […]

Rob Rubens Guest Brewer Competition

At our recent First Saturday visit to Rob Rubens, Rob brought up a new opportunity: The Rob Rubens Guest Brewer Competition. The winner will get not one, but up to three opportunities to brew on their 15 BBL system in El Segundo, to be put on sale at the Smoky Hollow tasting room.  Participants must […]