Entries by Carl Townsend

Competition Corner – July 2017

As we approach the middle part of summer, I hope your Summer Party beer is just about ready for action.  Along the way, don’t forget to hold back a couple of bottles for the Los Angeles County Fair.  Entries are due Friday, July 21st.  Registration is up and running at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/.  Two bottles are needed […]

Competition Corner – April 2017

Friday April 7th is the last day to enter the 2017 Mayfaire competition. Entries can be dropped off at the Culver City shop. 2 bottles per entry are needed. The Falcons will need help with judges and stewards as well. There will be two main sessions: Friday evening April 21, and Saturday morning, April 22. […]

Competition update – AHA NHC, Jeff Sanders Memorial

For those of you who have been allocated entry slots for the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition in the San Diego region, I have successfully negotiated beer transportation to Alesmith Brewery.  You can drop off your entries at the Culver City shop by close of business Tuesday, February 28th.   You can think of this […]

Smog City Monster Brew March 11th

On March 11th, 2017,  Smog City Brewing Company  and its Brewmaster, PG’s Jon Porter, will be hosting their Fourth Pacific Gravity Monster Brew! Update:  We have plenty of wort!  If you want to order more batches, they are available!!  Jon Porter and Carl Townsend have developed the base wort for this event with an English theme.  But, keeping with past monster brews, the […]

Competition Corner – February 2017

Ahh, I love the cool winter months where I actually have to keep by beer WARM to ferment well.  My mash tun does double duty this time of year, keeping the fermenter warm with the help of a small submersible aquarium heater. We have a bunch of competition dates coming up sooner than I had […]

AFC Entry Deadline January 25th

Homebrew entries for America’s Finest City (AFC) Homebrew Competition are due at Alesmith Brewery by Wednesday, January 25th.   We do not have a driver this year, so you will need to ship your entries.   Do NOT leave them at the Culver City shop.  Registration can be found at https://quaff.org/AFC-2017/ . Shipping Address: 9990 AleSmith Court […]

Competition Corner – January 2017

Well, a new year is upon us as well as a fresh brewing competition season.  I hope you took advantage of the cool weather over the holiday season to get some batches fermenting.  I did!   We have a couple of competitions coming up right away, but you still have plenty of cool weather to brew […]

California State Competition Entries due Thursday 9/22

Hey Folks, just a quick reminder that entries for the California State Homebrew Competition are due by the close of business (6:00PM) this Thursday, September 22 at the Culver City shop.  Michael and Tania have graciously volunteered to drive them up to the Bay areas.   This is one of the three competition used by Anchor […]

Competition Corner – September 2016

September is on our doorstep and it is time to get your entries for the next two big competitions. First up is Pacific Brewers Cup.  This year, the prestigious event is being hosted by Long Beach Homebrewers.  Entries are due by noon this Saturday, Sept 3rd.  Registration is up and running at http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/.  Entries can […]

Summer Party Beers

  Hey, we have just a few days to go until the summer party on Saturday, July 23rd, and some of you haven’t let me know what beers and sodas you are bringing.  Please drop me a line at [email protected] to let me know what you have.  Some of you had listed “TBD”, so if […]