Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday April 15th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
Party Time! April’s club meeting continues to be virtual, but it’s sure to be a party because at this month’s meeting we will feature the beers from Party Beer Co. Long time club member turned brewery owner Lee Bakofsky will be on hand to drink a few beers and talk about his beer selections for tasting during the meeting.Swing by Party Beer Co. starting this Friday, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!
Thursday 4/15/2021 at 7:30 PM  April Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Party Beer Co.
4203 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 248-1710
Hours:
Thursday – Sunday 12-9PM  Dine-in, takeout and delivery
Tuesday – Friday 12-5PM  takeout and delivery
(CLOSED MONDAYS)The Zoom link will be sent by separate email, so check your inbox.Check out this great four-pack line up of beers that are available starting this Friday.

Stoner Dood Hazy IPA
Malts: Malts: Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, C-15,
Acidulated Hops: Idaho 7, Citra, Mosaic
Yeast: Conan and US-05

Drink It!
Malts: Pilsner, light Pilsner, Chit, and Acidulated
Hops: SV Celeia, DE Tettnang, CZ Saaz
Yeast: 34/70

Party Beer Co. IPA
Malts: Pilsner, Golden Promise, Acidulated, Dextrine
Hops: Citra, Eureka
Yeast: SD Super

Party Beer Co. Hazy
Malts: Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, Acidulated
Hops: Citra, Altus, Mosaic
Yeast: London III and East Coast Ale

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:

May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily Pint
May 20, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Tortugo

Always best to plan ahead!

Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues last month, it’s not too late! Your dues are the primary way we fund such club activities as club parties, monthly meetings, club brews and much more.  Your paid membership also ensures that you’ll continue to receive the many club benefits available, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. New swag opportunities are just around the corner!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6

Virtual First Friday at Three Weavers April 2nd

For our First Friday in April we are featuring Three Weavers Brewing Company.  We will be firing up the Zoom virtual meeting at 7:00PM April 2nd.  Alexandra has put together a special mixed four pack consisting of the following:
Little Green Room (Pilsner, 16oz)
Day Job (Pale Ale, 12 oz)
Blursday (Rosé Sour, 16 oz)
Some Dark Hollow (Jameson barrel aged Imperial Stout, 12 oz)
Price: $10.00
More complete descriptions of the beers can be found at https://www.threeweavers.la/menu/

Beers are available at the brewery starting Saturday (3/27).   The special four-pack is not listed on the website, so we recommend you stop by in person.  The brewery is open for beer pickup at brewery daily, 12-9 (including weekends).  But if you are in a bind, delivery can be arranged.  And, if you want to have a beer in the beer garden, they are open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 9PM.

Three Weavers is located at:
1031 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-400-5830

The Zoom link will be sent by separate email, so check your inbox.
 
Upcoming Events:
Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:
April 15, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Party Beer Co.
May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily PintAlways best to plan ahead!Hope to see you there!
Carl Townsend

Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday March 18th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
This month’s club meeting is still virtual, but the beers our good friends at LA Ale Works have selected for tasting continue to make it a great night for beer drinking. Kip will be on hand to discuss the beers and news from the brewery! FYI: LAAW gives 10% discounts on any other beers club members might wish to pick up.  Swing by this weekend, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!
Thursday 3/18/2021 at 7:30 PM
March Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
LA Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
(424) 456-4191
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!Check out this knock out line up of beers that are available now.
PG Mixed 4-pack – $15.00 (includes club discount)

Lupulin Orbit – Vet Blend – West Coast IPA – 7.5%
BTWN the Ply – West Coast DIPA – 8.5%
Wandering Abroad – 6.0% Nectarine
Lemon Grab – Witbier – 5.4%

Special BBA Mixed 4-pack – $36.00 (includes club discount)

Heavy Impulse – English Barleywine
Rush’ N Attack – Russian Imperial Stout
Long Haul – Blend with Coconut
Jazz Forever – Blend Coffee

See below for beer descriptions.

 

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:

April 2, 2021:  First Friday with Three Weavers
April 15, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Party Beer Co.
May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily Pint

Always best to plan ahead!

Annual Dues

It’s time to renew your annual membership dues for the Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club. Your dues are the primary way we fund such club activities as club parties, monthly meetings, club brews and much more.  Your paid membership also ensures that you’ll continue to receive the many club benefits available, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming swag opportunities!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6

 

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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