Club meeting 8-15 at Tortugo Brewing

Greetings folks:
I hope your hangovers from the summer party are gone.  Why?  Because the third Thursday of August is this week!  Please join us for our regular club meeting this Thursday August 15, 2019 at Tortugo Brewing, 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302.

Our style of the month is fruit beers with our style tasting being hosted by Dominic Reiss and Jun Gao.  We will get started about 7:30 PM.  I hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Ian

Dates to remember:
9/6/19  First Friday:  TBA
9/19/19 Next Club meeting at Neil’s Duplex in MDR.

Summer Party Reminder!

We will feature different kinds of jerked meats paired with black beans, coconut rice, fried plantains and mango salsa. We will also feature your ginger ales and ginger beers to accompany our feast, so get brewing people! We will extend our theme into the decorations and music; as well as having a couple of surprises that will complement our theme just fine. So what can you do to help? I am glad you asked! As always this party is a giant pot luck, so if you have a special dish to share we want to try it! It does not even have to match the theme! We rely on our members for appetizers, desserts and side dishes and they have never let us down!Our summer party theme will be grooving to the rhythm of the Caribbean.  It is coming THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 3rd at 2:00 PM at Dean’s Pac. Palisades party pad:  1310 Amalfi Drive.

Also this party is really about the beer, we need beer, lots of beer! All kegs donated to the party will be eligible for the best beer of the fest prize and bragging rights to the brewer. We will also be judging the ginger ales and ginger beers as well and recognizing the winner of that category also! So pull out those old Bermuda shorts, weave yourself a thatch hat and come boogie down to our summer jam!

Here is a party checklist for ALL attendees to keep you in the groove!

  • Club Dues: If you haven’t paid already, please do so at the summer party!
  • Bring BEER, BEER & more BEER! Also, bring sodas or a non-beer beverage featuring GINGER for the “Best Ginger Beverage” competition!  Please email what you are bringing to Carl at [email protected]PacificGravity.org.
  • FOOD – sign up to bring Jamaican dishes to our POTLUCK party. (the club will supply some food but we need YOUR dishes too!) We need ALL kinds of food: appetizers, sides dishes, main dishes (pre-cooked), desserts, etc. All your specialty dishes are welcome! We need LOTS of food to go with all the beer so please email Ian at [email protected] what dishes you will add to our feast!
  • VOLUNTEERS – we need YOU to help make this a successful party! We have lots of volunteer opportunities!
    • Setup on Friday night – starting at 6pm
    • Food prep on Friday – please contact Chef Ian to help
    • Cleanup on Sunday morning -starting around 10am
    • More setup and food prep on Saturday morning – between 10am and 2pm
    • Bartender shifts – 1hr. (please see Carl on Saturday to volunteer)
  • Beer Equipment (email Carl at: [email protected]PacificGravity.org)
    • Jockey boxes
    • CO2 cylinders
    • Bags of ice for jockey boxes
  • Other Equipment needed for the party. Please let us know if you have any of the following and would be willing to loan to us for the party. We will email confirmation back if we need you to bring items on Friday night during setup.
    • Tables
    • EZ Ups/Canopies
    • BBQs
    • Power/extension cords
    • Extra coolers/ice chests
  • Charity Donation Goods – Our partners at The People Concern provided us with a list of what they need most for the summer:
    • NEW underwear for men and women (all sizes)
    • Sunscreen
    • Light t-shirts for both men and women (all sizes)
    • Shorts and skirts/summer dresses (all sizes)
    • Travel size toiletries
    • Granola Bars
    • Water

Don’t forget to bring and things to know:

  • Bring BEER & other beverages
  • Bring FOOD – Jamaican themed or any food that goes with beer!
  • Fee for all adult guests is $10 per guest. Kids are free. (Current members are free.)
  • Payment for past due membership – cash or credit
  • Chairs and Blankets
  • Bathing suits and towels, if you want to use the swimming pool.
  • Sunscreen
  • Jackets & sweaters for the evening
  • Donations for Charity – clothes, toiletries, new socks/underwear, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Cash for Raffle tickets
  • PG merchandise will be available for sale at the Front Desk.
  • Note for food contributions, we will NOT have use of a kitchen for heating or cooling so please plan accordingly. Please label your food containers so that we can get them back to you.

DATE:    Saturday, Aug 3, 2019
TIME:    2:00 PM
PLACE:  1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades

LA County Fair Homebrew Competition Entries due Friday July 26th

As we get ready for the Summer party, don’t lose sight of the entry deadline for the Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition.  Entries are due by Friday, July 26th.  Registration on-line is available at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/2019LACF/   Two bottles are required for each entry.  Cost is $10 per entry.

Entries can be dropped off by 5PM at the following locations:

Eagle Rock Homebrewing Supply
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
323-258-2107

Home Wine Cheese Beer Making Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd #2, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 884-8586
**MAIN LOCATION* for Mail and drop off, mark package: Attn: Maltose Falcons Mayfaire

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Pacific Gravity Summer Party Checklist – Start Planning Today

The PG Summer Party is less than two weeks away!  Please see the checklist below to get ready for the big day.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 2pm to 10pm

Location:  Dean Sussman’s – 1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, 90272

 

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE EMAIL US WITH WHAT YOU WILL BRING AND HOW YOU CAN HELP!

 

Checklist for ALL party attendees:

  • Bring BEER, BEER & more BEER! Also, bring sodas or a non-beer beverage featuring GINGER for the “Best Ginger Beverage” competition!  Please email what you are bringing to Carl at [email protected]
  • FOOD – sign up to bring Jamaican dishes to our POTLUCK party. (the club will supply some food but we need YOUR dishes too!) We need ALL kinds of food: appetizers, sides dishes, main dishes (pre-cooked), desserts, etc. All your specialty dishes are welcome! We need LOTS of food to go with all the beer so please email Ian at [email protected] what dishes you will add to our feast!
  • VOLUNTEERS – we need YOU to help make this a successful party! We have lots of volunteer opportunities!
    • Setup on Friday night – starting at 6pm
    • Food prep on Friday – please contact Chef Ian to help
    • Cleanup on Sunday morning -starting around 10am
    • More setup and food prep on Saturday morning – between 10am and 2pm
    • Bartender shifts – 1hr. (please see Carl on Saturday to volunteer)
  • Beer Equipment (email Carl at: [email protected]
    • Jockey boxes
    • CO2 cylinders
    • Bags of ice for jockey boxes
  • Other Equipment needed for the party. Please let us know if you have any of the following and would be willing to loan to us for the party. We will email confirmation back if we need you to bring items on Friday night during setup.
    • Tables
    • EZ Ups/Canopies
    • BBQs
    • Power/extension cords
    • Extra coolers/ice chests
  • Charity Donation Goods – clothes, toiletries, new socks/underwear, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, etc. See more info on PG website or on OPCC.net/Giving/WishList website

 

Don’t forget to bring and things to know:

  • Bring BEER & other beverages
  • Bring FOOD – Jamaican themed or any food that goes with beer!
  • Fee for all adult guests is $10 per guest. Kids are free. (Current members are free.)
  • Payment for past due membership – cash or credit
  • Chairs and Blankets
  • Bathing suits and towels, if you want to use the swimming pool.
  • Sunscreen
  • Jackets & sweaters for the evening
  • Donations for Charity – clothes, toiletries, new socks/underwear, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Cash for Raffle tickets
  • PG merchandise will be available for sale at the Front Desk.
  • Note for food contributions, we will NOT have use of a kitchen for heating or cooling so please plan accordingly. Please label your food containers so that we can get them back to you.

 

 

 

 

Di PG Summa Party pan August 3!

Did de i-man ya de latest mon?  Dere will be jerk at our summer bashment! In fact dere will be lots of jerk!  Our summer bashment deme will be groovin’ fe di rhythm of di Caribbean.

We will feature different kinds of jerked meats paired with black beans, jelly rice, fried plantains and mango salsa.  We will also feature your gin’er ales and gin’er beers fe accompany our feast, so get brewin’ people!  We plan fe extend our theme into di decorations and dub as well, so if you’ve got di hot cris sounds and want fe expose the rest of us fe your music, bring your CD along fe the party!  We plan on having a couple of surprises in store that will compliment our theme just fine.  So what kyan the i-man do fe help?  I am glad the i asked!  As always dis ya bashment is a giant dutchy luck, so if the i have a special dish fe share i want to try it!  It does no even haffi match the theme!  We rely on our members for appetizers, desserts and side dishes and they have never mek i down!

Also dis ya bashment is really about the beer, i need beer, lots of beer!  All kegs donated to the party will be eligible for the best beer of the fest prize and bragging rights to the brewer. We will also be judging the ginger ales and ginger beers as well and recognizing the winner of that category also!  So pull out those old Bermuda shorts, weave yourself a thatch tam and come skank down to our summer jam!

THE TRANSLATION!
Did you hear the latest mon?  There will be jerk at our summer party!  In fact there will be lots of jerk!  Our summer party theme will be grooving to the rhythm of the Caribbean.

We will feature different kinds of jerked meats paired with black beans, coconut rice, fried plantains and mango salsa.  We will also feature your ginger ales and ginger beers to accompany our feast, so get brewing people!  We will extend our theme into the decorations and music; as well as having a couple of surprises that will compliment our theme just fine.  So what can you do to help?  I am glad you asked!  As always this party is a giant pot luck, so if you have a special dish to share we want to try it!  It does not even have to match the theme!  We rely on our members for appetizers, desserts and side dishes and they have never let us down!

Also this party is really about the beer, we need beer, lots of beer!  All kegs donated to the party will be eligible for the best beer of the fest prize and bragging rights to the brewer. We will also be judging the ginger ales and ginger beers as well and recognizing the winner of that category also!  So pull out those old Bermuda shorts, weave yourself a thatch hat and come boogie down to our summer jam!

DATE:    Aug 3, 2019
TIME:    2:00 PM
PLACE:  1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades

Big Brew Saturday July 13th 2019

Have you ever wanted to make the jump from extract to all-grain brewing but didn’t really know how to go about it? Come on over to Carl’s place for our annual Big Brew on Saturday, July 13th. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your brewing skills and see how other members of the club create some awesome-tasting beer. Carl will crank up the amazing thermosiphon reboiler as he sharpens his “Exceedingly Quick Wit” for the Summer Party. In addition to the brewing activity, Master Chef Ian will crank up the BBQ for summertime picnic fare. Side dishes are welcome. The Wave of Beer will be up and running, so if you have a keg to share, bring it along.  The Big Brew takes the place of the regular July meeting, so other club business will be discussed as needed.

We still have room for more brewers, so if you want to bring your brew system, drop me a line at c136 @ 7 d . com .  There is still time to make a batch of a low-gravity quick-maturing beer for the Summer Party. The first four respondents are guaranteed a space to set up your rig. Other space will be allotted on an availability basis. All-grain, extract brewers and other alternative beverage brewers are all welcome.

I will also have a handful of fresh-harvest Nugget hops available directly from my hop garden.

Speaking of the Summer Party (coming up August 3rd), we will have some all-important planning updates about including sign-up sheets for pot-luck food dishes, volunteer set-up/clean-up, and the all-important beer sign-up list.

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Place: Carl’s Place
3621 Redwood Ave
Los Angels CA 90066
Time: Carl will start mashing in around 10:00am.  Extract brewers can start later.

If you secure a spot, it would be helpful if you could drop off your equipment either Thursday or Friday. Arrange a drop off time with Carl (c136 @ 7 d . com).

June Meeting 6/20 at Smog City

Our next meeting will be held this Thursday, June 20, at 7:30pm at Smog City Brewing Company – 1901 Del Amo Blvd B, Torrance, CA 90501

Bring your Monster Brew! Porter has been gracious enough to host our annual monster brew, but rarely gets to sample the results. Not anymore!

Our style of the month is British and American strong ales, with a commercial tasting hosted by Robert Wilkinson and Peter Moran.

Jill, of Strand Brewers Club, will be handing out ribbons from the Jeff Sanders Memorial Competition.

See you there!

Upcoming dates:

July 5: First Friday at The Doughroom

July 13: Big Brew at Carl’s House – Limited Space – Sign up with Carl

August 2: First Friday bottle-share/Summer Party setup at Dean’s House

August 3: Summer Party at Dean’s House – Get your keg on The Wave of Beer – sign up with Carl

August 15: Meeting at Tortugo Brewing

4th Horseman & Long Beach Pub Crawl – June 8th

For our First Friday on the second Saturday in June, June 8th, we will be returning to the 4th Horseman in Long Beach!

Martin Svab will lead the group on a pub crawl of local beers, then the group will return to the 4th Horseman for Pizza and a bottle share. Any of you who attended the First Friday at the 4th Horseman saw Martin pull some serious beers from his collection but this time we will all participate with some bombs!

The plan is to meet up at Beachwood BBQ (210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA · (562) 436-4020) at 12:00 NOON for a light bite and starter beers, then travel by foot to Beachwood Blendery (247 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802) , then Uber a short distance to 10 Mile Brewing (1136 E WILLOW ST SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755).

Then we will retire to the 4th Horseman for late afternoon pizza and bottle share! We ask that you please limit yourself to bringing only 2 bottles to share!
This will be a very long day of beer drinking capped off with our bottle share! Please be responsible and consider public transportation and plan for the entire afternoon and evening to be consumed by this event!

May Meeting This Thursday 5/16 – Moved to Tortugo Brewing

Greetings:

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone our meeting at Smog City until June.

We will instead be meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Tortugo Brewing.

916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302 (424) 227-9963

We will get started at 7:30 PM.  Our style of the month is Czech Lagers / pale lagers hosted by Craig Corley.

See you all there!

 

Cheers,

Ian

President

Competition Corner – May 2019

Entries are due this Thursday, May 9th for the Jeff Sanders Memorial Competition, run by Strand Brewers club.  Enter now at http://www.jeffsandersmemorial.com/.  This competition features a limited set of categories.  Entries may be dropped off at South Bay, Eagle Rock, Steinfillers, Woodland Hills homebrew shops.  Judging will be May 18th at  Los Angeles Ale Works. Read more