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

April Meeting 4/18 at L.A. Ale Works!

The next meeting of Pacific Gravity is this Thursday, April 18, 2019.

We will be meeting at L.A. Ale Works (Kip’s brewery), located at 12918 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250.  laaleworks.com

We will be getting started at 7:30 PM.  We are not planning food for this event as there will be a food truck on location.

The ‘style of the month’ is Belgium beers and will include a commercial style tasting hosted by Brian Watson.  Please bring your Belgian Beers to the meeting!  This month’s style is appropriate because we will also be hosting the awards ceremony for the recent LABBC.

See you all there!

Upcoming dates to remember:

5/3/2019 – SCHBF, Temecula https://www.calhomebrewers.org/2019-schf-info/

5/11/19 – SECOND Saturday @ Harujuku Taproom: 4410 Sepulveda Blvd., https://www.hjtaproom.com/

5/16/19 – Club Meeting @ Smog City

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President

Competition Corner – April 2019

First up, a quick reminder that Mayfaire entries are due this Friday, April 12 at Eagle Rock, Steinfillers, Woodland Hills brewing shops.  Enter now at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/.   Judging will be April 27 at Five Threads Brewing Company.  We will also likely do a local preliminary judging round sometime in the next two weeks.  Check back here for details. Read more

Competition Corner – March 2019

The beers have been organized into their walk-in cooler lair
In hopes that Master Level Judges soon would be there.    

Well, the big event is almost here:  The 5th Annual Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge.  With thanks to Los Angeles Ale Works, just about everything is set for judging day on Sunday, March 24th. We have a cadre of judges lined up, including not one, but two Master level judges.  Any competition could use a couple more judges, so if you ever wanted to give it a try, come on down.  Activities will get under way at 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 24th at LA Ale works, 12918 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250. If you want to judge, please sign up at http://comp.belgianbrewchallenge.com/.  I’d like to give an advance shout-out for all volunteers including judges, stewards, the master chef, bottle sorters and course, our sponsors. Read more

March Meeting 3/21 at Tortugo Brewing

We will be meeting March 21 at Tortugo Brewing 7:30PM
916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, our commercial tasting style is Irish and British dark beers, hosted by yours truly!
Dust off your potatoes for an unofficial stew-off! Bring your crock-pot of Irish or British stew to the meeting. This is just for bragging rights. We will have a side of rice, and hopefully some bread from Tortugo’s neighboring bakery.
We still have spots for the Southern California Homebrewer’s Festival. Do not miss one of the best events of the year! Talk to Terry to sign up for a campsite.
Cheers!
-Elijah

Upcoming dates:

April 5: First Friday @ El Segundo Slice & Pint
April 18: Meeting @ LA Ale Works
May 3-5: Southern California Homebrewer’s Festival
May 11: First Friday Second Saturday @ Harajuku Taproom