Virtual First Friday – St Pat’s Stouts (byo)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

 

March provides us with probably the most beloved, beer-centric holiday, so let’s celebrate in true PG making-do-while-quarantined style this Friday with the first ever PG Virtual Stout-Fest First Friday!  The beers of choice will be stouts, porters, reds and irish beers of your choice (there MAY be some mocking if it is green…). Please buy local if possible, or of course Irish!

First Friday Virtual Stout-Fest
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM PST

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know. This should be a cool meeting, jump in and I will see you there!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Parker Waechter
Vice President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

Pacific Gravity February Club Meeting Thursday Feb 18th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

We continue to meet while staying home, so once again into the internet!  Our February Club Meeting is a return to our home court meeting ground, Tortugo Brewery!

February Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)

Tortugo Brewing  

916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302 

(424) 227-9963 

Thursday 2/18/2021 at 7:30 PM 

Joe has once again put together a Pacific Gravity Special for this meeting, the beers will be available starting on Saturday Feb 13th:

Three 32oz Crowlers for $25:
BALTRA RED  6% ABV 19 IBU  An American red ale. This beer has a big body and a nice grainy sweetness and a crisp dry finish.
MÄRZEN  5.6% ABV 19 IBU A German Lager With a Nice Malty Sweetness
JOE  AND THE GIANT PEACH, a kettle sour  6%.   15 IBU  A completely new way of brewing a kettle sour. Joe used a Sac Strain that produces lactic acid primary fermentation. He also added 85 lbs of real white peaches.

Joe will be on hand to discuss the beers and new news from the brewery, there is some!  Swing by this weekend, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please drop me a line at [email protected] and I will send it to you.
This should be a cool First Friday, jump in and I will see you there!

Sincerely,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

 

First Friday at Smog City Brewery (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

Keeping the Pandemic at bay report from the front lines…I hope you are all well and maintaining your sanity during this long sleep.

For our February First Friday Meeting we will feature Smog City Brewing as out virtual destination!
https://smogcitybrewing.com/

First Friday at Smog City Brewing
Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM PST

Smog City Brewing & Taproom
1901 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320 – 7664

Porter and Laurie have once again put together a Pacific Gravity Sample package of Smog City’s most recent beer releases for us to try.  They will include:

*1 32 OZ Crowler of the ‘New Normal’ Lager
*1 Pint can of ‘Snow Donut’ Hazy IPA (6.7 ABV) brewed with Citra, Idaho 7, Falconer’s Flight hops.
*1 Pint can of ‘Quarantine Machine’ IPA (6.6 ABV) West Coast IPA brewed with Loral, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops
*1 500 ML Bottle of ‘Pink Moon’ (Cellar release of a Farmhouse Ale with Berries and Pink Peppercorn, 5.7% ABV)

The price for the Pacific Gravity Package will be:  $32.00 after the sizable discount they are giving us.

You can order your beers here:  https://smogcitybrewing.com/products/pacific-gravity-homebrew-club-1st-friday-set  Please note that Smog City only delivers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so please order them soon! Read more

Pacific Gravity January Meeting Thursday Jan 21st

For our January 21, 2021 club meeting we are going virtual out of town! We will feature Ventura Brewing where club member Dan White is the Brewer!

PACIFIC GRAVITY January Club Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING) at Ventura Coast Brewing Co.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Dan will be joining us to talk about life in Ventura, the brewery and especially the beers! He has put together a great mixed 4 pack of pints for us to taste, including:

VCBC Light; a light lager
Neighborhood; American pale ale
Purple Tears; West Coast IPA
Life Day; Robust Porter

The Beer is here (Special thanks to Terry Molloy for making the trip)! The 4 packs are $15 each and can be picked up starting today at Ian’s garage:
3938 Glencoe Ave, Venice, 90291 (310) 435-1329 (text on arrival).

If you want to use PayPal to pay the link is here:
https://py.pl/hiK4R

Please note you will be charged $15.75 if you pay via PayPal.
We will also make announcements and introduce the incoming Board at the meeting.

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know. This should be a cool meeting, jump in and I will see you there!

See you there!

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

 

Pacific Gravity – First Friday 2nd Saturday Special Edition

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Happy New Year!  I hope this message finds you all safe, sound and recovered from your holidays!  If so let’s kick off the new year with beer!

First Friday was January 2nd this year so we decided to move it to the following Saturday and make it special by hosting a Stuffed Sandwich First Friday held on the second Saturday!

EVENT:  Stuffed Sandwich Second Saturday (VIRTUAL)
January 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

The way we hope to work this is that on Saturday, you swing by the Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday afternoon and pick up some food and beer to go, and then join us at 7:00 PM as we eat, drink and be merry together on ZOOM!

Stuffed Sandwich is at:
1145 E Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776

(626) 285-9161
https://stuffedsandwich.com/

Marlene has some fantastic beers on tap, the current lineup includes:

  • RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY  – SANTA ROSA, CA. U.S.A.
  • HAPPY HOPS INDIA PALE ALE ‘2020’
  • ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY  – SAN DIEGO, CA. U.S.A.
  • SPEEDWAY STOUT ‘2020’
  • FREMONT BREWING –  SEATTLE, WA. U.S.A.
  • DARK STAR IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT ‘2020’
  • MISSION BREWING – SAN DIEGO, CA. U.S.A.
  • DARK SEAS RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT ‘2020’
  • THE LOST ABBEY/PORT BREWING – SAN MARCOS, CA. U.S.A.
  • SERPENT’S IMPERIAL STOUT ‘2020’
  • HIGH WATER BREWING – CHICO, CA. U.S.A.
  • HIGH WATER CAMPFIRE STOUT ‘2020’
  • GREAT DIVIDE BREWING COMPANY – DENVER, CO. U.S.A.
  • YETI IMPERIAL PEANUT BUTTER STOUT ‘2020’
  • FULLER’S  GRIFFIN BREWERY-  CHISWICK, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • LONDON PORTER ‘2020’
  • EINSTOK OLGERO – AKUREYRI, ICELAND
  • ICELANDIC TOASTED PORTER ‘2020’

Those of you who have social media can read the descriptions of the beers here:  https://www.facebook.com/thestuffedsandwich/posts/10158408943682098

Marlene is also going to see what old bottles she has lying around of such beers as Thomas Hardy, Stille Nacht, Samiclaus and Big Foot and those bottles will be available for purchase as well!

This should be a fun event that supports one of our clubs long time strongest supporters at a time when they can use our support!  So, grab a sandwich, grab some beer and settle in for cheers and laughter together!

Pacific Gravity is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pacific Gravity – First Friday (2nd Saturday Special Edition)
Time: Jan 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

 

Pacific Gravity Holiday Party (Virtual) from Tortugo Brewing Saturday, Dec 12th

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I know it has been a crazy year that has seen us all in isolation, lock-down, quarantine and unable to get together to celebrate ourselves, our club and our traditions!  In fact, this year has not given us much to celebrate at all when you think about it!  The stay at home lock down continues to this day and will impact our holiday party as a result!  But we say no to the Grinch and will celebrate anyway!  The board has some really creative ideas to try and give some semblance to our traditional holiday party…VIRTUAL of course!

So I am proud to announce the PACIFIC GRAVITY HOLIDAY PARTY, VIRTUAL FROM TORTUGO BREWERY!
Saturday, December 12, 2020
6:00 PM Until ?

Here is what we have planned for this event, Joe will be offering a PG Holiday 3 pack of crowlers (32 oz cans) for $30.  These will include:

Seymour by the Fire, the Seymour Kolsch spiced with holiday spice!
Chocolate Raspberry Porter
Marzen

While the Marzen may not be a holiday beer strictly speaking, is you have ever had it, you will know why it is on the list!  So, swing by the brewery and pick up your 3 pack to help get you in the mood!

But that’s not all!  The holiday party has traditionally been about the food and sharing of beers and we want to try and make that happen too!  So, we are announcing our first ever curb side pick up of beer and food for this event!  Starting at 3:00 PM on Saturday you can drop by club president and holiday elf without a shelf Ian’s house; and pick up your holiday food and beers for the party.

The beers are from the clubs ‘teach a friend to homebrew day’ when we brewed Brown Ales on Zoom.  Carl, Parker and Ian all bottled some of their beers from that day and they will be available for pick up along with the food that will be presented.  Not only that, but Carl and Dean will be bringing some of their ‘archive’ beers that will also be given away on a first come first served basis.

What about the food?  We decided to color outside the lines this year, there will be BBQ to go as the offering this year.  Ian is cooking brisket, Rob is making pulled pork and Dean will provide us with Dean’s famous beans.  The food will be placed in ‘to-go’ containers and made available when you pick up your beers.

Ian’s address is: 3938 Glencoe Ave. Venice, CA 90291
Text on arrival to: 310 435-1329 to place your order.

We have also created a Holiday Beer Gift Exchange (OPTIONAL) for those who wish to participate.
The Board has generously seeded the gift exchange with a bunch of 750 size bottles.  If you want to join in, when you show up to pick up your beer and food, you will “pick a bottle – leave a bottle” from the gift exchange box.

We ask that your bottle be a 750 in size, wrapped, in the $10 – $20 dollar price range.  To limit potential contamination, you will not be allowed to touch, please select with your eyes, then just point at the wrapped bottle you want and it will be brought out to you.

We will also be announcing the PG Board Election results as well as the Brewer of the Year and the Member of the Year as voted on by the membership.  Plus we will have giveaways!  Craig will be raffling off gift certificates and other swag to all who attend!  This should make us all merry until next year!  I hope to see you all there!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Topic: Pacific Gravity Annual Holiday Party
Time: Dec 12, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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First Friday Dec 4th at The Daily Pint (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

 I hope you all had a fulfilling, restful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!  Mine was quiet and very peaceful.

For our First Friday for December we are coming back to the Daily Pint.  Phil has rounded up some tasty seasonal beers for us.

They include:
Schlenkerla Eiche (The oak smoke Dopplebock)
Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour Cherry Ale
Russian River’s ‘Jannemie’ Saison (those of you who bought the ‘Robert’ Saison, this is his sister beer)

The 3-pack of beers will cost $30.00.  There will also be a separate offering of:
Old Rasputin Barrel aged in Bourbon Barrels 500 ML Bottle $30.

The beers will be available from Tuesday evening on to Friday at Ian’s house:  3939 Glencoe Ave, Venice  CA  90291
Zoom coverage will begin at 7:00PM.  You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know.

So stop by, grab some beers and let’s get ready for the holidays in style!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING (VIRTUAL) at El Segundo Brewing Co. Thursday Nov 19th 7:30PM

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Now that we are passed that super scary time of year known as elections…what, you thought I was talking about Halloween?   It must be time for a beer!

For our November 19, 2020 we are going virtual at yet another local brewery, El Segundo Brewing Company!
PACIFIC GRAVITY NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING (VIRTUAL) at El Segundo Brewing Co.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Thomas Kelley and possibly one of the brewers (yet to be named) will join us on the ZOOM session to talk about the beers, happenings at the brewery and plans for the future.  We are making this month more of a free for all on the beers, stop by El Segundo and pick some of your favorites and join us!

At the time of this write up they have the following available:
Office with a View – new Tone Series IPA featuring Loral
Power of Flight – El Dorado / Amarillo IPA
Gouden Darm – Belgian Strong Golden
South Bay Bubble – Marris Otter base with Centennial, El Dorado, Idaho 7, Citra, Denali
South Bay Double Bubble, Double IPA
Seco IPA – Brut IPA with Citra, El Dorado, Rakau
Nearly IPA – 6% “IPA” with Motueka and Nelson
Casa Azul,
Mayberry,
Broken Skull.
All those are available in 16oz cans.

They also have 2020 vintages of Old Jetty and Standard Crude packaging this week. They come in 375ml bottles.  And of course, Citra and Hammerland in 12oz stubbies.

And speaking of elections other business will include elections! Please look for a separate email with election information and instructions on how to vote this year!  Get some beer, cast your vote, and come celebrate all the turkeys who make this club work!

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know. This should be a cool meeting, jump in and I will see you there!
Cheers,

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

First Friday Nov. 6th – Beer and Sake Tasting/Pairing with Harajuku Taproom

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Hoppy Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos and Election Day 2020!

Hopefully by this Friday we will have much to celebrate, or we will really need a drink! Either way you will get you wish by joining us for:  Pacific Gravity First Friday for: Beer and Sake Tasting/Pairing with Harajuku Taproom.   We will start up a Zoom session Friday November 6th at 7:00 PM.

This will be something new for First Friday, a beer and food pairing! Harajuku has put together a great package! The Harajuku/Pacific Gravity Pack* ($25) includes:

• Baird Beer: Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Edamame
• Coedo Beer: Sayama Green Tea Saison (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Taproom Gyoza (choice of chicken/pork or shrimp; can be reheated before tasting)
• Joto One Cup Sake: Single serving of Honjozo sake from Marumoto Brewery paired with Midnight Moon Gouda cheese

It’s suggested to order and pick up the PG Pack from Harajuku Taproom on Friday, before the tasting, or Thursday evening, so the food will be the freshest. Gyoza will be cooked when you order it.

Also, Harajuku is offering a 10% discount on any additional food/drink that PG members want to purchase while picking up their PG Packs.  In addition, Harajuku is offering Pacific Gravity members a deal on a mixed case of Baird Beer (one 6-pack each of: Wabi-Sabi JPA, Rising Sun Pale Ale, Suruga Bay Imperial IPA, and Numazu Lager) for $75, single 6-packs for $25. All beers have been in cold storage and are in great shape.*

* IMPORTANT NOTE: HARAJUKU HAS REQUESTED THAT YOU NOTIFY YOUR INTENT TO PURCHASE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT NOON, IF YOU 1) WILL BE PURCHASING THE PG PACK (so Harajuku will know how much fresh cheese to order), AND 2) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A CASE OF BAIRD BEER, AND IF YOU WANT A MIXED CASE OR SPECIFIC BEERS. Please RSVP your order to me at [email protected] and I will forward it on to them.

Harajuku Taproom is located at: 4410 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Tel: 310-963-7811

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.harajukutaproomla.com

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email.  If you don’t get the email, please let me know.  This should be a cool First Friday, jump in and I will see you there!
Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Pacific Gravity October Meeting (Virtual) Thursday 10/15

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope you all are drinking good beer while staying safe during this extended isolation period of 2020. The club is still maintaining a gathering and presence with our virtual club meetings and First Fridays. We hope you can join us for our next club meeting at 7:30PM this Thursday October 15, 2020.

In our ongoing efforts to drink and support local, our October club meeting we are doing a virtual club meeting at Santa Monica Brew Works

PG Alumni Drew Pomati will be online to talk about the beers in the 4 pack plus current events at the brewery!  Santa Monica Brew Works has put together a PG 4 Pack of 16 oz. pints for $20.00; they include:
Pacific Gravity Homebrew Club – Mix 16 oz 4-pack

16 oz Black is Beautiful (Imperial Stout)
16 oz Modern WIT (Belgian-style Witbier)
16 oz Pali Pils (West Coast-Style Pilsner)
16 oz Head In the Clouds (Juicy DIPA)

These 4 packs of 16 oz cans are available now! So stop by, say hi and grab your beers!
Santa Monica Brew Works is located at:
1920 COLORADO AVENUE, SUITE C;
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404

Other business will be upcoming elections, and member of the year, holiday party planning and more!
The zoom link is in the email, if you did not get it send me a note at: [email protected]

Please try and attend!
Ian Fraser