Entries by Carl Townsend

Competition Corner – September 2023

We are fast approaching the end of the 2023 Brewer of the Year with just two more competitions to go. First up:  Pacific Brewers Cup, which is being run by Long Beach Homebrewers this year. Registration is currently open at https://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/pbc/bcoem/ , with the deadline of September 23.  This is a full-on competition with all BJCP […]

Pacific Gravity Summer Party July 29, 2023

Greetings Pacific Gravity!   RED, WHITE and BREW This year’s summer party is set for July 29, 2023 and will be held at Dean Sussman’s Highland’s home located at 1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades.   The theme for this year’s summer party is the American BBQ! We’ll be spotlighting burgers, smash burgers and hotdogs. However, […]

Monster Brew and Yard Sale with Scholb Brewery

There are still spaces available for the Monster Brew with Scholb Brewery on August 5, 2023. Cost is $35 per batch.  This event works just like the Smog Monster Brews in the past. Scholb Monsterbrew Full Details They will also hold a Yard Sale for your unwanted homebrew equipment.  Even if you don’t want to […]

Monster Brew Canceled, RIP Fred Waltman

I have two items of bad news, one considerably worse than the other. It is with deep regret that I report the passing of our founder, Fred Waltman. Fred started Pacific Gravity with Steve LaBrie in 1995 after breaking off from the Woodland Hills-based Maltose Falcons.  He also founded the Culver City Homebrew Supply Company. […]

Monster Brew Rescheduled to June 3rd

OK folks, looks like we get another chance! Smog City Monster Brew – new date – Sat, June 3rd I’m pleased to announce that we have a date for the rescheduled Smog City Monster Brew.  After consulting with Smog City, we’ve selected Saturday, June 3rd as the make-up date.  But, keep in mind we still […]