Entries by Carl Townsend

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 […]

Competition Corner July 2016

Entries are due this Friday July 15th for the Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition.  Full registration details are available at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/.  This competition uses the Falcons guidelines which you can download from https://www.maltosefalcons.com/comps/styles/2015-falcons-style-guidelines.  Entries can be left at the Culver City Homebrew Supply Co.  Judging will on Saturday, July 23rd.

Cal State Competition Entries Due

Just a quick reminder that we are rapidly approaching the entry deadline for the California State Fair.   Greg has offered to collect entries that are at Culver City shop provided they show up by the close of business on Tuesday, April 19th, and take them over to the Eagle Rock brewshop, one of the official […]

Competition Corner – April 2016

Wow, time flies!  Spring has sprung, Vin Scully is back in the broadcaster’s booth and the hop rhizomes are bursting forth.  And the homebrew competition season marches inexorably forward. Entries are due this Friday for the 38th Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Competition.  Full registration details are available at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/.  This competition uses the Falcons guidelines which […]