COUNTDOWN to our PG HOLIDAY PARTY … THIS SATURDAY (DEC 10th)!!!

Please let us know what you can do to help.

We need FOOD, BEER, assorted EQUIPMENT, DONATIONS FOR CHARITY and VOLUNTEERS for setup and cleanup.

PLEASE email us how you are going to help…see details below.

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It is time for the Pacific Gravity and Culver City Homebrew Supply Shop annual holiday event.  Mark your calendars!  This year the party is happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Dean Sussman’s house – same location as our Summer party. Dean’s address is: 1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA.

The party will kick off about 5:00 P.M.  If you have not attended one of the past holiday events, let us tell you this is one party not to be missed!

We really, really need your help with the following:

FOOD:
Although the club will be providing much of the main dishes, this is still a potluck party and YOUR favorite party dish will sure be appreciated!  The menu should mostly reflect past holiday parties featuring Carbonnades ala Flamandes, prime rib ala BBQ, deep fried turkeys, spiced ham and much more! Suggestions would include any kind of main dish but especially all side dishes, veggie dishes, salads, desserts and appetizers. So, if you have a favorite family holiday recipe and want to share it with the rest of us, this is your chance.  Please let us know what you will bring. If you have any questions about what to bring, please contact Club Chef Ian at: [email protected] or Mimi at [email protected]

The dinner portion of the event will be ongoing beginning at approximately 6 p.m.
Just like our Summer Party, all food prep, cooking, consumption and cleanup will be OUTSIDE. There is NO access to the house. BBQs will be our heat source for food. Therefore, there will be very little space available for reheating food, so please bring your food ready to serve, not ready to cook.
Crockpots and chafing dishes with sterno fuel would be a great idea of how to bring something and keep it hot.
Also, don’t forget to label your containers or anything you want back.

VOLUNTEERS needed for setup & cleanup:
On Friday, December 9th, starting around 6pm, we need help with setup at Dean’s. (probably ending around 8-9pm) We will be setting up tables, E-Z ups, lighting, the beer wave and anything that can be done and left out overnight.

On Saturday, Dec 10th, starting at NOON, we need help with final setup at Dean’s.

On Sunday, Dec 11th, starting at 10 am, we need lots of people to help with clean up. The more we get the faster it goes. (probably ending around 12noon-1pm).

If you’d like to volunteer for set up or clean up contact us: PG Board at [email protected]

EQUIPMENT:
We need a few more heat lamps and fire pits so please donate them if you can.

We NEED lot & lots FIREWOOD!  If you can bring wood please do so.  It is forecasted to be cold on Saturday evening so please help bring some wood so we can all stay warm.

We could also use a few more tables, E-Z ups (canopies), and power strips.

We also need jockey boxes and CO2 cylinders and Sanke taps to help make sure all the beverages flow cold with perfect carbonation. We have more kegs than taps on the Wave, and the jockey boxes help out big time.

If at all possible, please bring your kegs and heavy stuff to setup on Friday evening or between 12noon – 3pm on Saturday (and at least before 5pm, if possible.) This makes the last minute activities at party time go much more smoothly. The early kegs get the best slots on the Wave. Make sure all your kegs, coolers, tanks  taps, and other equipment are well labeled so they all return to their rightful owners Sunday morning.

Note, if you can’t deliver beer kegs to the Dean’s house at setup on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, then please email Carl Townsend at [email protected] to make arrangements to drop off your kegs at his house.

 

2nd Annual Holiday CLOTHING CHARITY DRIVE:
It’s time to clean out your closets…Pacific Gravity is having our 2nd annual Holiday CLOTHING DRIVE!
We will have boxes to collect all donations you can bring to the party.
For clothes & other items, please see the detailed list below which will be donated to The People Concern (formerly, OPCC). They are mostly in need of men’s clothing in large sizes. Clothing can be “gently used” and should be clean. (Please see this link for all donations ideas: https://www.opcc.net/?nd=in_kind
Monetary donations will also be accepted – checks or cash. Special donation envelopes will be available at the party. Tax receipts for monetary donations will be sent to you by mail.

Below is a list of items that they can always use:
Clothing
Sweat socks – for men, women and children
Sweat shirts and pants for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
Shower shoes/thongs
Rain ponchos for adults & children
New underwear – men’s, women and children
Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults

Personal & Household items
Hygiene Items
toothpaste
toothbrush
deodorant
shampoo
disposable razors
bar soap
hand & body lotion
sanitary napkins & tampons
Blankets (preferably wool)
Backpacks or duffel bags
Sleeping bags for adults
Diapers – all sizes
Bedding: Twin size sheets, comforters and pillows. Please note pillow must be new.

Gift Certificates
Supermarkets (Ralphs, Vons,Albertson’s)
Fast food restaurants
Book & music stores
Movie passes
Clothing stores, department stores (Marshalls, Target or Ross)

Art Supplies
Markers, finger paints, facepaints, crayons, watercolors, glue, glitter, collage materials, coloring books, activity books, stickers
BEER:
Last but certainly not least is beer, got beer?  We need all types of beer, meads, cider and sodas for this event.  Pull out your favorite holiday beverage, dust off the bottle or keg and bring it down!  We’ll have the Wave of Beer set up to help dispense your holiday homebrews.  If you plan to bring beer, soda or other seasonally festive beverage, please contact Carl at: [email protected] & let him know what you will bring.  Everyone who signs up in advance will have a colorful tap tag.

Final Party Details:

Dress warm for our winter party and bring your own chair and/or blankets.

Highlighting the evening will be the crowning of the Pacific Gravity Club Member of the Year, and awarding of the trophy for Brewer of the Year.  Plus, a special toast to this year’s California Home Brew Club of the Year: Pacific Gravity!

Santa is sure to make an appearance to give away lots of great door prizes (prize donations welcome).

All club members and their guests are welcome, so plan on joining us…Celebrate the season, good beer, good food and friends the Pacific Gravity way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Holidays – 2016 Edition!

It is time for the Pacific Gravity and Culver City Homebrew Supply Shop annual holiday event.  Mark your calendars!  This year the party is happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Dean Sussman’s house – same location as our Summer party. Dean’s address is: 1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA.

The party will kick off about 5:00 P.M.  If you have not attended one of the past holiday events, let us tell you this is one party not to be missed!

We really, really need your help with the following:

FOOD:

Although the club will be providing much of the main dishes, this is still a potluck party and YOUR favorite party dish will sure be appreciated!  The menu should mostly reflect past holiday parties featuring Carbonnades ala Flamandes, prime rib ala BBQ, deep fried turkeys, spiced ham and much more! Suggestions would include any kind of main dish but especially all side dishes, veggie dishes, salads, desserts and appetizers. So, if you have a favorite family holiday recipe and want to share it with the rest of us, this is your chance.  Please let us know what you will bring. If you have any questions about what to bring, please contact Club Chef Ian at: [email protected] or Mimi at [email protected]

The dinner portion of the event will be ongoing beginning at approximately 6 p.m.
Just like our Summer Party, all food prep, cooking, consumption and cleanup will be OUTSIDE. There is NO access to the house.
BBQs will be our heat source for food. Therefore, there will be very little space available for reheating food, so please bring your food ready to serve, not ready to cook.  Crockpots and chafing dishes with sterno fuel would be a great idea of how to bring something and keep it hot.   Also, don’t forget to label your containers or anything you want back.

VOLUNTEERS needed for setup & cleanup:

On Friday, December 9th, starting around 6 p.m., we need help with setup at Dean’s. (probably ending around 8-9 p.m.)
We will be setting up tables, E-Z ups, lighting, the beer wave and anything that can be done and left out overnight.

On Saturday, Dec 10th, starting at NOON, we need help with final setup at Dean’s.

On Sunday, Dec 11th, starting at 10 a.m., we need lots of people to help with clean up. The more we get the faster it goes. (probably ending around 12noon-1 p.m.).

If you’d like to volunteer for set up or clean up contact us: PG Board at [email protected]

EQUIPMENT:

We need a few more heat lamps and fire pits so please donate them if you can.

We NEED lot & lots FIREWOOD!  If you can bring wood please do so.  It is forecasted to be cold on Saturday evening so please help bring some wood so we can all stay warm.

We could also use a few more tables, E-Z ups (canopies), and power strips.

We also need jockey boxes and CO2 cylinders and Sanke taps to help make sure all the beverages flow cold with perfect carbonation. We have more kegs than taps on the Wave, and the jockey boxes help out big time.

If at all possible, please bring your kegs and heavy stuff to setup on Friday evening or between 12noon – 3 p.m. on Saturday (and at least before 5 p.m., if possible.) This makes the last minute activities at party time go much more smoothly. The early kegs get the best slots on the Wave. Make sure all your kegs, coolers, tanks  taps, and other equipment are well labeled so they all return to their rightful owners Sunday morning.

Note, if you can’t deliver beer kegs to the Dean’s house at setup on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, then please email Carl Townsend at [email protected] to make arrangements to drop off your kegs at his house.

 

2nd Annual Holiday CLOTHING CHARITY DRIVE:
It’s time to clean out your closets…Pacific Gravity is having our 2nd annual Holiday CLOTHING DRIVE!

We will have boxes for any donations you can bring to the party.
For clothes & other items, please see the detailed list below which will be donated to The People Concern (formerly, OPCC). They are mostly in need of men’s clothing in large sizes. Clothing can be “gently used” and should be clean.
(Please see this link for all donations ideas: https://www.opcc.net/?nd=in_kind

Monetary donations will also be accepted – checks or cash. Special donation envelopes will be available at the party. Tax receipts for monetary donations will be sent to you by mail.

Below is a list of items that we can always use:
Clothing
Sweat socks – for men, women and children
Sweat shirts and pants for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
Shower shoes/thongs
Rain ponchos for adults & children
New underwear – men’s, women and children
Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults

Personal & Household items
Hygiene Items
toothpaste
toothbrush
deodorant
shampoo
disposable razors
bar soap
hand & body lotion
sanitary napkins & tampons
Blankets (preferably wool)
Backpacks or duffel bags
Sleeping bags for adults
Diapers – all sizes
Bedding: Twin size sheets, comforters and pillows. Please note pillow must be new.

Gift Certificates
Supermarkets (Ralphs, Vons, Albertson’s)
Fast food restaurants
Book & music stores
Movie passes
Clothing stores, department stores (Marshalls, Target or Ross)

Art Supplies
Markers, finger paints, facepaints, crayons, watercolors, glue, glitter, collage materials, coloring books, activity books, stickers
BEER:
Last but certainly not least is beer, got beer?  We need all types of beer, meads, cider and sodas for this event.  Pull out your favorite holiday beverage, dust off the bottle or keg and bring it down!  We’ll have the Wave of Beer set up to help dispense your holiday homebrews.  If you plan to bring beer, soda or other seasonally festive beverage, please contact Carl at: [email protected] & let him know what you will bring.  Everyone who signs up in advance will have a colorful tap tag.

Final Party Details:

Dress warm for our winter party and bring your own chair and/or blankets.

Highlighting the evening will be the crowning of the Pacific Gravity Club Member of the Year, and awarding of the trophy for Brewer of the Year.  Plus, a special toast to this year’s California Home Brew Club of the Year: Pacific Gravity!

Santa is sure to make an appearance to give away lots of great door prizes (prize donations welcome).

All club members and their guests are welcome, so plan on joining us…Celebrate the season, good beer, good food and good friends the Pacific Gravity way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity event Recaps, the past few months!

So in the last few months Pacific Gravity did some great stuff for charity and the OPCC.net organization. Not just giving and donating clothes and other goods, but actual physical human time by volunteering for events to put smiles on community members/clients of OPCC faces and then to help OPCC celebrate while raising money for their organization and new merger with the Lamp Community of LA.

First off back in August, you might of saw the Facebook post about our first physical event we worked up as an introduction to volunteering and organizing charity events where we would go as a club to help out in our community with our friends from OPCC. Members of the board organized a Yogurt Parfait dessert surveying for a dinner service at one of the Santa Monica community centers ran by OPCC. PG club members and board members signed up and had a super fun time putting some grateful smiles on the OPCC client faces. The clients being the members of the community in need of help, where OPCC helps them not only survive, but thrive and get their lives back on a functional track with food services, counseling, over night shelter, and much much more.  Here’s a photo of all of us form Pacific Gravity and OPCC having a wonderful time helping out. It was super easy and a truly great experience, I encourage all member to help out next time we organize another volunteer event.

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Then just recently OPCC.net called on us Pacific Gravity for our help in getting PG member to volunteer for their “OPCC and Lamp Community 6th Annual Fall Affair” event. Here they would be raising all sorts of money for the organizations and announcing their big merger combining the two largest charitable community organizations together into one to be named “The Peoples Concern”.

Thank you to all the Pacific Gravity members that came out to help, it was a great event, full of celebrities and very charitable members of our communities. The newly named “The Peoples Concern” raised over $80,000 that night while we watched and help take donations over a very cool donation app texted to peoples phones and on the iPads we where carring around. We helped out with the silent auction as well where people where donating for some great gifts, we helped on the registration table, the painting sales, and even the initial set up! It was amazing to be a part of something like that and watch all the action go down. Here are some more pictures of Pacific Gravity members helping out at the Fall Fair event.

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OPCC Fair sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again I encourage all PG members to help volunteer and donate to our events as much as you can. Our next donations opportunity will be at out Winter Party coming up sometime in early December. We hope to make it the biggest donation collection yet!!

Last chance to Volunteer to help OPCC, email today!!

HI PG-er’s:

Happy Friday! Who’s up for volunteering on Wednesday, October 5th?

We need to find out who can join us for a fun volunteer event as soon as possible. See below for more details about the volunteer event. The event includes a free dinner!

Note: volunteers are needed at the event from 4pm to approximately 9-9:30pm. (any time off work would be for a really good cause! )

Please let us know if you can make it as soon as possible TODAY (Friday, Sept 23rd). They have many (non-PG) volunteers already lined up but they still need some more volunteers. So, now is the time to sign up if you are interested and available.

And, thanks to a few of you who have already signed up to help volunteer.

Here are the details:
Volunteers needed PG’s favorite charity‘s (OPCC) fall fund raiser event on Wednesday, October 5th.
We need to get a firm list of volunteers ASAP.
Friends and family are welcome to volunteer too! 

Please contact Mimi at 
[email protected] ASAP to volunteer for this event. (Or contact Kate Berman directly at [email protected]— she is the Sr. Officer of Volunteer Relationships.)

See details below for this PG volunteer opportunity:

 

OPCC & LAMP’s FALL AFFAIR 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016Event: 6pm – 9 pm
(volunteers needed at 4pm)

Location
: The Mark for Events9320 W. Pico Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90035
(in the Pico/Robertson area)

 

The evening will celebrate the successful merger of OPCC & Lamp Community whose vital work focuses on rebuilding the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors in our community.

 

Volunteer info:

·       20 volunteers needed to help at event from 4pm to 9-9:30pm

·       Volunteer duties at event will include:

*    Helping with art gallery pieces for sale (give info)

*    Helping with both Silent and Live Auction

*    Registration
*    Help with whatever else is needed

·       Dinner is included for volunteers. (note: there will be downtime during dinner service)

·       Attire for Volunteers is Business/Business Casual (i.e. slacks & button down shirt)

·       More detailed info will be emailed directly to volunteers from OPCC.

Volunteers needed!!! for a fun event with PG’s favorite charity: OPCC. (Wednesday, October 5th)

We need to get a firm list of volunteers by this coming FRIDAY, September 23rd.

Friends and family are welcome to volunteer too!
Please contact Mimi at
[email protected] ASAP to volunteer for this event. (Or contact Kate Berman directly at [email protected]— she is the Sr. Officer of Volunteer Relationships.)

See details below for this PG volunteer opportunity:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Event: 6pm – 9 pm (volunteers needed at 4pm!!!)

Location: The Mark for Events
9320 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(in the Pico/Robertson area)
 

The evening will celebrate the successful merger of OPCC & Lamp Community whose vital work focuses on rebuilding the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors in our community.

As well it is a great night of fund raising for the merged organizations. Check out more here on these links: OPCC.NET or Lamp Community and the 6th Annual Fall Fair.

Volunteer info:

·      20 volunteers needed to help at event from 4pm to 9-9:30pm

·      Volunteer duties at event will include:

*   Helping with art gallery pieces for sale (give info)

*   Helping with both Silent and Live Auction

*   Registration

*   Help with whatever else is needed

·      Dinner is included for volunteers. (note: there will be downtime during dinner service)

·      Attire for Volunteers is Business/Business Casual (i.e. slacks & button down shirt)

·      More detailed info will be emailed directly to volunteers from OPCC.

Thank you, and I hope as many of you can come out and volunteer for this great charity and organization that have asked us to help!

 

Remember at the Summer Party we are collecting for Charity Again!!!

We will have a few boxes on site at the Summer Party to collect for our favorite charity OPCC.net!!

This is a great excuse to go through your closets and or go to you favorite low cost stores to purchase denotable supplies. Stores like: Ross and other discount clothing stores, 99 cent stores, Costco and other whole sale stores, or even CVS, Walgreens, and Target. Want to give Money? Mimi your Charity and Special Event coordinator can take cash or checks (made out to: OPCC) for the OPCC.net organization. She’ll take it along with the purchase items for drop off.

Here are the types of donations items they are looking for!

Charity Donation – IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Clothing (all donations should be clean and, if used, in good condition.)

  • Socks and sweat socks – for men, women and children
  • New underwear – men’s, women and children
  • Sweat shirts and tee-shirts for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults
  • Pants and jeans for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
  • Shower shoes/thongs
  • Rain ponchos for adults & children

Personal & Household items

  • Hygiene Items (Travel or regular size)
  • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • shampoo
    • disposable razors
    • bar soap
    • hand & body lotion
    • sanitary napkins & tampons
  • Blankets (preferably wool)
  • Backpacks or duffel bags
  • Sleeping bags for adults
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Bedding: Twin size sheets, comforters and pillows. Please note pillow must be new.

Welcome Home Packages

  • Kitchen Kits (dish towels, dish soap, utensils, plates and cups, pots and pans etc.)
  • Bathroom Necessities (shampoo and conditioner, body wash/soap, hand and body towels, shaving cream, razors, etc.)
  • Bedroom Essentials (comforter, sheets, pillows, pajamas, slippers, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (dust pan, broom, Windex, counter spray, toilet bowl cleaner and brush, etc.).

The PG Summer Party check list, We need your Help!!!!

Pacific Gravity’s Summer Party Checklist

Saturday, July 23rd – 2pm to 10pm

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

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Checklist for ALL party attendees: Please read through this carefully and respond to us at the designated emails as soon as possible!!

  • Bring BEER, BEER & more BEER! Also, bring sodas or a non-alcoholic beverage featuring FRUIT for a chance at the “Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage” Award! Plus “Best Beer of the Summer Party” will be voted on too! Please email what beers and non-alc beverages/sodas you are bringing so Carl can make up special name tags for the taps. Email at: Competitions at Pacific Gravity dot com
  • FOOD – sign up to bring Mediterranean-themed dishes or any dish you would like to supply to our POTLUCK for the summer 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, no power on site for cookers), desserts, etc. All your specialty dishes are welcome! We need LOTS of food to go with all the beer so please email us what dishes you will add to our feast! email at: summer party at pacific gravity dot com
  • VOLUNTEERS – we need YOU to help make this a successful party! Please email us at summer party at pacific gravity dot com . We have lots of volunteer opportunities!
    • Setup on Friday night
    • Food prep on Friday
    • Cleanup on Sunday morning
    • More setup and food prep on Saturday morning
    • Front Gate Check-In shifts (several 1hr. slots still available between 1pm to 7pm)
    • Bartender shifts – 1hr. (please see Carl on Saturday to volunteer)
  • Beer Equipment (email Carl at: Competitions at PacificGravity dot com)
    • 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. Please email us at: summer party at pacific gravity dot com . 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/power strips/splitters
    • Extra coolers/ice chests
    • party lights

Remember to bring this and things to know for the Summer Party:

  • Bring BEER & other beverages
  • Bring FOOD – Mediterranean-themed or other
  • Fee for all adult guests is $10 per guest. Kids are free. (Current members are free!)
  • Cash for Raffle tickets
  • PG merchandise will be available for sale at the Front Desk: cash, credit, or check
  • Payment for past due membership – cash, credit, or check
  • Donations for Charity – clothes, toiletries, new socks/underwear, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Chairs and Blankets
  • Bathing suits and towels, if you want to use the swimming pool.
  • Sunscreen
  • Jackets & sweaters for the evening
  • 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.

 

Charity Donation – IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Clothing (all donations should be clean and, if used, in good condition.)

  • Sweat socks – for men, women and children
  • New underwear – men’s, women and children
  • Sweat shirts and tee-shirts for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults
  • Pants and jeans for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
  • Shower shoes/thongs
  • Rain ponchos for adults & children

Personal & Household items

  • Hygiene Items (Travel or regular size)
  • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • shampoo
    • disposable razors
    • bar soap
    • hand & body lotion
    • sanitary napkins & tampons
  • Blankets (preferably wool)
  • Backpacks or duffel bags
  • Sleeping bags for adults
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Bedding: Twin size sheets, comforters and pillows. Please note pillow must be new.

Welcome Home Packages

  • Kitchen Kits (dish towels, dish soap, utensils, plates and cups, pots and pans etc.)
  • Bathroom Necessities (shampoo and conditioner, body wash/soap, hand and body towels, shaving cream, razors, etc.)
  • Bedroom Essentials (comforter, sheets, pillows, pajamas, slippers, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (dust pan, broom, Windex, counter spray, toilet bowl cleaner and brush, etc.).

 

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May Club Meeting Recap!!

First off I wanted to Thank everyone again who brought their generous donations for our May club meeting charity drive. We collected a ton of stuff for our friends at OPCC.org and it showed with all the extra pink tickets people where given for the raffle because they donated. Which made the raffle more fun because people where yelling out pink or blue at every prize, wishing for there color to come up. We gave away a lot of great stuff that night too during the raffle because of it: hops and brew in a bag- bag, hop rhizome clipping and even a whole cap, shirts, beers, glasses, Firestone Walker glasses wear, and a few bundle pack of Wyeast and Firestone Walker swag, and a lot more.

Thank you to Michael Musgrave for stepping in and manning the grill he and Terry brought, cooking us a bunch of tasty burgers and large dogs with all the fixings chopped up by Dean and Terry. Ian I hope your recovering nicely!? Michael M. also bought our alternative fermentable commercial beers and Terry helped serve and present them.

We had Simon in from Phantom Carriage Brewery, doing the Barrel Project sours. Where a few of the PG homebrewers brought in sour beers and dregs to be added to wort Simon brought and will soon be added to a PG/PH barrel project soon!

We had some great educational stuff going on as well. Michael Patterson brought us two more off flavors to try: D.M.S. and Indole “BarnYard”. I personally finally had one I could not stomach with the indole off flavor, not the nice Brett barnyard flavors you would think. Michael P. also brought his own test of different added levels of grapefruit flavoring to beers, from low to high. Then, Greg Foster brought us another mind blowing triple triangle Brulosophy.com test to test on us! This time he did a 5 day traditional dry hop in wort vs. a long term hop in cold kegs of carbonated beer. The cold hop was surprisingly more aromatic.

We had more Homebrew then we could drink too! A bunch of kegs and some great examples of Alternative Fermentable Beers on hand. The Best Beer of the Night winner for the style of the month was our resident master brewer Carl and his Belgian Blond!!

We also inducted a few new roles to the Board: “Charity and Special Events” with the roll being filled by Mimi Bardet, and then “Educational Coordinator” with the roll being filled by Michael Patterson. I just wanted to thank you both for your contributions in both those roles so far this whole year.

Also a big thank you to Culver City Homebrew Supply for hosting the meeting at their shop, it looked like a bunch of club members where taking advantage of their extra club meeting member discount we implemented for this year. 10% off your purchase at the shop on club meeting nights hosted at the shop, instead of the usual 5% off.

May was one of those special club meeting months, and everyone had such a great time. Photos are on Facebook below, if you’re not seeing the gallery in email, click here. Thank you all for coming and see you all soon!

Lloyd

Remember!!! to get your items for Charity tonight, for tomorrows Club Meeting.

Remember to go out and get your items for our May club meeting Charity Drive, which is tomorrow @ Culver City Homebrew Supply Store!  Located at: 4234 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230, where we will be serving us some classic BBQ (Burgers and Dogs) at the meeting tomorrow night cooked by Chef Ian.

So for Charity, run to Costco, Target, Ralphs, Vons, CVS, Wallgreens, Smart and Final, Ross Dress for Less, Fallas Discount Clothing store, or anywhere you think you can get a great deal on items individually or in bulk. Items like a large pack of sock, double packs of toothpaste and toothbrushes, or those large packs of Dove Soap Bars. Check out the list below, you are also welcome to clean out your closets like we did for the winter party Charity drive, and if you want to donate money Mimi will use it to go out and buy the need products on OPCC.net list of items they can use the most.

Charity Donations are listed below and to entice you or bribe you to donate for this great cause we will be giving out EXTRA RAFFLE TICKETS TO THOSE THAT DONATE!!!! the more you donate the more tickets we’ll give you, but a pack of socks or 2-3 toiletries will be worth about 5 extra tickets in the raffle. Items in this weeks Raffle: Beers, Glasses, Hops and Hop bag, Beer Boxes and Bottles, Fresh Cascade Hop Rhizomes, Wyeast Merchandise Pack, and Firestone Walker Merchandise Pack and glass wear just for some example!!! Regular for purchase Raffles tickets will be for sale too as normal.

PG MAY 2016 – Charity Drive
We are collecting items that will be donated to Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC).
OPCC is an independent, community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers and clients work with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination.  OPCC empowers people to rebuild their lives. (https://www.opcc.net)
In-kind or non-monetary contributions
These donations are valuable resources that we then distribute to our clients. In keeping with our mission of treating all clients with respect and dignity, we ask that all donations should be clean and, if used, in good condition.
Below is a list of items that we can always use..

Clothing

  • Sweat socks – for men, women and children
  • Sweat shirts and pants for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
  • Shower shoes/thongs
  • Rain ponchos for adults & children
  • New underwear – men’s, women and children
  • Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults

Tolietries / Hygiene Items
Travel or regular sizes of the following:

  • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • shampoo
    • disposable razors
    • bar soap
    • hand & body lotion

Also, remembers we are starting a “Pacific Gravity/Phantom Carriage Club Barrel Project” during this meeting as well. Here is the info below:

At this month’s meeting, Simon from Phantom Carriage will be bringing a few jars of sterile wort to inoculate with various wild yeast and bacteria from club members.  These inoculated jars will be used to create a Pacific Gravity “club barrel” of blonde/lambic-style beer at the brewery, which will be packaged at a later date.  
Homebrewed/house cultures are preferred, but all samples are welcome, so feel free to bring along commercial varieties of wild fermented beer to share and pitch bottle dregs.  Also feel free to bring yeast/bacterial slurries for pitching in addition to bottle dregs (they don’t have to be carbonated in a bottle).  We will vote on our favorite homebrewed contribution, which will win some Phantom Carriage swag!

So basically, bring your homebrewed bottles of sour beer, or collect in a bottle or jar some of your slurry and sour beer for tasting from a carboy, or bring your favorite live culture commercial sour beers to the meeting for sampling, judging, and sour dreg pitching. Then on a later date and time we will be throwing it into a barrel at the brewery!

Also bring your “Alternative Fermentable” homebrewed beers. AKA anything with added alternative grains like “rye, oats, buckwheat, spelt, millet, sorghum, rice, etc” and alternative sugars like “honey, brown sugar, invert sugar, molasses, treacle, maple syrup, sorghum, etc.” for your chance to win a $25 gift Certificate to the Culver City Homebrew Supply store. BJCP Style Guide Here, page 66. As well there will be the “Alternative Fermentable” commercial tasting presented by Michael Muskgrave and some off flavor and other educational tastings presented by Michael Patterson.

Sorry if this has been a bit redundant, but we really wanted all you to remember what we are trying to do here. See you all at the Meeting tomorrow!

 

May’s Club Meeting: Charity Donations, Club Barrel Project, and more!

Hello Club Members,

Just a reminder that the May club meeting will be this Thursday, May 19th at the Culver City Homebrew Supply Store!  Located at:
4234 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230 with a start time of 7:30pm. Also bring your “Alternative Fermentable” homebrewed beers. AKA anything with added alternative grains like “rye, oats, buckwheat, spelt, millet, sorghum, rice, etc” and alternative sugars like “honey, brown sugar, invert sugar, molasses, treacle, maple syrup, sorghum, etc.” for your chance to win a $25 gift Certificate to the Culver City Homebrew Supply store. BJCP Style Guide Here, page 66. As well there will be the “Alternative Fermentable” commercial tasting and some off flavor and other educational tastings presented by Michael Patterson.

Also Do Not Forget, we are doing another smaller Charity Drive for our Friends at OPCC.net during the May Meeting this Thursday. In short this week PLEASE stop by your Ralph’s, CVS, Target, Costco, or any of your local stores to buy in bulk donations for the meeting. We are looking mainly for either “Mens Socks” regular or sweat socks and/or “Toiletries” to bring for donations. Also all other clothing donation are accepted as well, like we did for last December’s winter party (Also if you want to donate straight money, Mimi B. will go out and buy needed supplies with your contributions too for OPCC). Charity Donations are listed below and to entice you or bribe you to donate for this great cause we will be giving out EXTRA RAFFLE TICKETS TO THOSE THAT DONATE!!!! the more you donate the more tickets we’ll give you, but a pack of socks or 2-3 toiletries will be worth about 5 extra tickets in the raffle.

Items in this weeks Raffle: Beers, Glasses, Hops and Hop bag, Beer Boxes and Bottles, Fresh Cascade Hop Rhizomes, Wyeast Merchandise Pack, and Firestone Walker Merchandise Pack and glass wear just for some example!!! Regular for purchase Raffles tickets will be for sale too as normal.

PG MAY 2016 – Charity Drive
We are collecting items that will be donated to Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC).
OPCC is an independent, community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers and clients work with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination.  OPCC empowers people to rebuild their lives. (https://www.opcc.net)
In-kind or non-monetary contributions
These donations are valuable resources that we then distribute to our clients. In keeping with our mission of treating all clients with respect and dignity, we ask that all donations should be clean and, if used, in good condition.
Below is a list of items that we can always use..

Clothing

  • Sweat socks – for men, women and children
  • Sweat shirts and pants for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
  • Shower shoes/thongs
  • Rain ponchos for adults & children
  • New underwear – men’s, women and children
  • Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults

Tolietries / Hygiene Items
Travel or regular sizes of the following:

  • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • shampoo
    • disposable razors
    • bar soap
    • hand & body lotion

Next, on the Sour side of things, do not forget we are starting a “Pacific Gravity/Phantom Carriage Club Barrel Project” during this meeting as well. Here is the info below:

At this month’s meeting, Simon from Phantom Carriage will be bringing a few jars of sterile wort to inoculate with various wild yeast and bacteria from club members.  These inoculated jars will be used to create a Pacific Gravity “club barrel” of blonde/lambic-style beer at the brewery, which will be packaged at a later date.  
Homebrewed/house cultures are preferred, but all samples are welcome, so feel free to bring along commercial varieties of wild fermented beer to share and pitch bottle dregs.  Also feel free to bring yeast/bacterial slurries for pitching in addition to bottle dregs (they don’t have to be carbonated in a bottle).  We will vote on our favorite homebrewed contribution, which will win some Phantom Carriage swag!

So basically, bring your homebrewed bottles of sour beer, or collect in a bottle or jar some of your slurry and sour beer for tasting from a carboy, or bring your favorite live culture commercial sour beers to the meeting for sampling, judging, and sour dreg pitching. Then on a later date and time we will be throwing it into a barrel at the brewery!

See you all at this Thursday’s Meeting!!