Club Meeting June 17th Featuring Smog City (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
Yes, this month’s club meeting is still virtual, but the beers that our good friends over at Smog City have lined up for tasting will make it worth your while. Porter will be joining in to give us the low down on these great selections. So zoom on in for the meeting.Swing by this weekend, or order online and pick up for faster service. The beers will be live and available to order tomorrow morning. Tune in next Thursday, see you then!Thursday 6/17/2021 at 7:30 PMJune Club Meeting (VIRTUAL) Smog City
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-7664
Check out this knock out line up of beers that are available now.PG 4-pack – $22.00 

  • Strange Times 8 – Double Dry Hopped Triple IPA – 10.3% ABV featuring CItra, Simcoe, and Azacca Cryo
  • 10th Anniversary IPA – 6.8% ABV featuring Strata, Chinook, & Centennial
  • From LA Wit Love – Belgian Wit Bier – 4.3% ABV with sweet and bitter orange peels and coriander. This beer is open fermented and lagered.
  • White Peach Saison – 6.5% ABV Foudre fermented mixed culture saison with over 3.5 lbs per GALLON of organic white peaches from Tenerelli farms.

Here is a direct link to order for the Torrance taproom pickup:

Pacific Gravity Club Pack

Check your email for the Zoom link.

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:

July 2, 2021:  First Friday with Firestone Walker Brewing

Always best to plan ahead!

Club Hats Now Available

They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.  Contact Craig Corley.

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

May Club Meeting Featuring Tortugo (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

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

May Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Thursday May 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM 

Tortugo Brewing  
916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302 

(424) 227-9963 
>Papa Joe has put together a special Club pack for us:
2 16oz cans of Galapagos, a Triple West coast IPA 11%, 88IBU
1 32oz crowler of Secret IPA, West coast IPA 7%, 66IBU
1 32oz crowler of Cristobal Mexican Lager 5.2%, 18IBU
Special Club price:  $30

Tortugo is OPEN 2PM all weekend for outdoor taproom service.

Current Hours:
WED-THURS • 4PM-10PM
FRI-SUN • 2PM-10PM
Closed Mon + Tues

Coming up:
First Friday June 4, 2021 featuring Harajuku Taproom
Club Meeting June 17, 2021

Club Hats Now Available

They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.  Contact Craig Corley.

Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues in March, 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
You can also renew by credit card at PayPal, or by check or cash.

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

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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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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Virtual September Club Meeting at Project Barley Brewery

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

We are entering the September phase of the longest March in history!  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 Friday’s.  For our September club meeting we are doing a virtual club meeting at Project Barley Brewery.

Club Meeting at Project Barley (virtual)
September 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Rives will lead us on a tasting of some of their current releases and update the group on current events in the craft brewing industry as they fight for parity under the law to get reopened.  Rives has selected some interesting beers for the group, they include:

Monkey and the Engineer (Hefeweizen)
Parker’s Milk Stout
Rojo Red IPA, made with wet hops from a farm in Fillmore that Rives helped harvest
Faberge IPA Brut IPA, it finished at 1.000 SG; with all southern Hemisphere hops

4 packs of 16 oz cans will be made available starting Friday afternoon through next Thursday for $20.00 per 4 pack.  Rives will drop them off at my place for pick up:  3938 Glencoe Ave, Venice CA 90291.
So stop by, say hi and grab your beers!
The zoom link is in the email, if you did not get it send me a note at: [email protected]

Coming up:
Virtual First Friday October 2nd, 7:00 PM
Virtual Club Big Brew October 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring Dean’s American Brown Ale
Virtual Club Meeting Thursday, October 15, 7:30 PM

PG August Virtual Club Meeting

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this message finds you all well, safe and healthy.

For our August virtual club meeting we are returning to Tortugo Brewing! It is our home base after all!  Joe Kovach will be on hand to discuss his beers and the current situation at Tortugo!  He has also put together a 3 pack of 32 oz. crowlers at the family discount price of $25!

Plus his newly released I survived 2020 by drinking Tortugo to go beer t-shirts are available.  A must have!  Tortugo shirts and hats are $25 each.  Or get the combo pack of a shirt and 3 32oz crowlers for $50.

The 3 packs will include:
CRISTOBAL MEXICAN STYLE LAGER
5.2% AVB 20 IBU
This is no wimpy Lager. This lager pays homage to its traditional German roots while going to enjoy some sun south of the border. This crisp clean lager has nice delicate fruit notes from the yeast a touch of sweetness from the maize.

KICKER ROCK IPA
6.9% ABV 54 IBU
Finished with Citra and Mosaic Hops.  East coast meets West coast with this Tropical IPA. You get hit with Honey dew and Citrus on the nose and a strong malt backbone with a clean refreshing finish.

SEYMOUR KOLSCH
5% ABV 25 IBU

Our Take on a Traditional Kölsch Style. Nice Grainy Notes, Clean Fruit notes from the yeast and a smooth finish.

During the meeting we will all sip along as we learn from the brewer what went into the making of these beers!   This way we have a sense of a ‘style of the month’ beer tasting ass well as being part of our own community! Plus we support one of our own!

We are not posting the Zoom link publicly but all members should have received an email invitation with all the details.  If you did not get the email but want to join the meeting send me an email at [email protected] and I will forward it to you.

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers