Club Meeting, Chili Cook-off and Elections Saturday Nov 9th


This coming Saturday is our November meeting, packed with activities and events!

The meeting is two weeks early this month, so don’t miss out!  The Molloys were generous enough to host us (again) and this weekend was the best fit for their schedule. Remember, it’s a private residence so carry-in & carry-out and be on your best behavior!

Event:  November Club Meetings; Elections and Chili Cook-Off!
Where:  Casa Malloy:  6738 W. 87th Place, Westchester, CA 90045  (Please note, it is PLACE, not Street!)
Time:  12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM

We will be conducting our annual chili cook off and all members are invited to bring a crock pot of homemade chili to enter.  The club will provide toppings, rice and corn bread.  All members are welcome to bring any side they wish as well!

We will also be conducting our elections for next years Board and member of the year!   We will accept nominations right up to the day of the event.  Currently we show:

Dean Sussman
Neil Saund
Rives Borland
Ian Fraser

And nominations for next year’s BOARD looks like this so far:
Ian Fraser – President
Parker Waechter – Vice President
Craig Corley – Treasurer
Casey Bond- Secretary
Derek Marshall – Secretary

Our style of the month is:  Sour Ale, Wild Ale, and Mead, hosted by Peter Moran & Robert Wilkinson.

Ian Fraser
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

Upcoming Dates to remember:
December 1, 2019 First Friday (on a Sunday!)  Set up and bottle share at Neil’s duplex.
December 7, 2019 Pacific Gravity Holiday party!


First Saturday – LA Ale Works and Common Space


For our November First Friday, we are shifting it to another First Saturday.  But in exchange we are offering you not one but 2 breweries to visit at one event!

Please join us on November 2, 2019 as we visit:
Los Angeles Ale Works, located at
12918 Cerise Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250


Common Space Brewery  located at
3411 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 Read more

Club Meeting October 17th at Tortugo


Please join us at Tortugo Brewing for our October Club Meeting tomorrow night, 10/17/2019 at 7:30 P.M.!

Event:  Club meeting
Where:  Tortugo Brewing, 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302
When:  7:30 PM

The style of the month is:  Smoked Beer and Wood Beer, Hosted by Derek Marshall.
We will be opening nominations for next years Board and member of the Year, talking about the upcoming chili cook off and the holiday party.
There will be ‘Octoberfest’ themed food served by Parker and Ian.

See you there!

Ian Fraser
President, Pacific Gravity Homebrewers


Nov. 2, 2019:  First Friday on Saturday!  Common Space Brewing and LA Ale Works
Nov. 9, 2019:  Chili cook-off and Club meeting (plus elections) at Terry Malloy’s
December 1, 2019 First Friday (on a Sunday!)  Set up and bottle share at Neil’s duplex
December 7, 2019.  Holiday Party at Neil’s Duplex.

Competition Corner – October 2019

As we await the final results of Pacific Brewers Cup, don’t lose sight that the final competition of the year is fast approaching.  Entries for The California State Homebrew Competition are due Friday, October 11th.  Registration is up and running at .  Since there are no local drop-offs for this competition, each entrant is responsible for shipping off their entries.  Entries cost $12 each and must include 3 bottles.

The shipping address is:
Oak Barrel Winecraft
1443 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 849-0400
Read more

First Saturday this Weekend in the Arts District!


The October First Friday occurs on the First Saturday this month!

Please join us at the Imperial Western Brewing Company at Noon on Saturday. This is an opportunity to use public transportation to an event.

The Arts district area is a short distance away if a pub crawl ensues or even trek up to Stone Brewing in Pasadena and swing by Lucky Baldwins! This central location makes all these options possible!

Come on down on the Metro, have some beer and food and pub crawl away! See you there!

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 12 Noon – …
Place: Starting at Imperial Western Beer Co. 800 N. Almeda St. LA CA 90012


Ian Fraser

Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Dates:

October 17, 2019: Monthly meeting at Tortugo
Nov. 1, 2019: First Friday; Location TBD
Nov. 9, 2019: Chili cook-off and Club meeting (plus elections) at Terry Malloy’s

September Club Meeting


Welcome to fall!  Our meeting this month will be held at Niel’s Duplex party pad located at Niel’s duplex 12966 Rubens Ave. Los Angeles, CA. It is the house on the corner of Alla Rd. and Rubens Ave. and is the location of our Holiday parties.

Date:  9/19/19
Time:  7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Address:  12966 Rubens Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Our style of the month is India Pale Ale (BJCP category #21) with our commercial tasting hosted by Michael and Tania.

See you There!

Ian Fraser,

Pacific Gravity


Upcoming styles of the month:

September 2019 India Pale Ale
(BJCP category #21)
India Pale Ale
(BJCP category #21)
Michael and Tania Musgrave
October 2019 Smoked Beer and Wood Beer
(BJCP categories #32 and #33)
Smoked Beer and Wood Beer
(BJCP categories #32 and #33)
Derek Marshall
November 2019 European Sour Ale and Mead
(BJCP categories #23, #M1, #M2,
#M3, and #M4)
Sour Ale, Wild Ale, and Mead
(BJCP categories #23, #28, #M1, #M2,
#M3, and #M4)
Peter Moran and Robert Wilkiins


Dates to remember:
10/5/19:  First Saturday:  Imperial Western Beer Co. and Arts District pub crawl  800 N. Alameda St.  Los Angeles, Calif. 90012
10/17/19:   October Club Meeting @ Tortugo Brewing
11/16/19:  SATURDAY!  November club meeting, Annual chili cook-off and Elections of 2020 Board at Terry Malloy’s home

Competition Corner – September 2019

The entry deadline for Pacific Brewers Cup is fast approaching!  Entries are due Saturday, September 14th. Registration is up and running at  Long Beach Homebrewers are running the operation this year, which rotates among Strand and Pacific Gravity as well.      Entries can be dropped off at any of the following locations: Read more

First Friday is this Friday at The Daily Pint!


Please join us this Friday, 9/6/19 for the September First Friday at the Daily Pint.

Located at 2310 Pico Blvd, we will get started about 7:00 PM.

The pint is known for its beer and whisky selection but does NOT sell food, so either eating in advance or bringing food with is highly recommended!

We hope to see you there!


Ian Fraser

President, Pacific Gravity

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!


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]
  • 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 – 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