Some PG reminders!!! Sign-ups and Club Meetings.

Hi everyone,

Just a few reminders if you wanted to sign up for a couple things now is your last chance. The Firestone Walker PG collaboration BB Weizenbock bottle survey and then the PG Gold Day Outing. Also a Reminder of this Thursdays Club Meeting being held at the Culver City Homebrew Supply store!


-Firestone Walker and Pacific Gravity Bourbon Barrel Aged Weizenbock Collaboration bottles for sale. Check out the last post I did about the survey by clicking Here, or just go to the survey now to let us know of any further interest in getting reserved bottles. As far as I know there is no discount and you will have to commit to buying any bottles you reserve.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJgfECKf6lKU0t6dR3bjyu9oVrcTay0_Vl51eLx9YQ3YKyMw/viewform


-Pacific Gravity Golf Day Outing, click Here to check out the last post about the full day and bottle share for everyone held afterwords at the Trux Stop, aka Tomm Carroll’s place!

RSVP to [email protected] now asap if you want to join in on the golf day at westchester. Please also RSVP for the bottle share if you plan to go, so we can get a head count for food.


-Lastly a reminder of this Thursday’s PG Club Meeting, regular time 7:30pm at the Culver City Homebrew shop4234 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Remember on Club Meeting you get a Double Store Discount at the shop for all members on your purchases!!! So bring your shopping lists, this will be the last meeting for the year at the store until 2017. Also the Style of the Month that night will be Commercial Tasting Style: British Strong Ales and then Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles: British Strong Ale, American & English Old Ales, Wee Heavy, American & English Barleywines, and Wheazwine. Where like always you can win a $25 gift certificate from the Shop.

There will also be our last 2 off flavors of the year being presented by Michael Patterson, the raffle, and also the Nominations for Club President, Vice President, and Treasurer, plus Homebrew of the Year!! So get thinking who you would like to nominate for 2017 or step up yourself and join the board. Last year we had two contested board member positions and it made it all the more exciting, so Im looking forward to seeing who we have in the running for 2017.

Note: We will be doing the Vote on November 5th at Terry Malloy’s house for the Chili cook off Saturday Meeting. Please set your calendar’s since it will be so early in the month this year around. It will count as our November club meeting and we are still deciding on what will be done about First Friday for November.

 

 

 

PG Golf Outing @ Westchester and Bottle Share @ the Trux Stop!! Oct. 22nd

Hi Everyone,

First off I would like to announce that Brett Willson is Pacific Gravity’s new “Activities Director” for the rest of 2016 and proposed 2017! Brett’s goals are to add more outdoor and physical activities combined with out love of Beer!
Brett’s first activity, which we have started to announce and some of you have signed up for is a PG Golf Day at Westchester Golf Course.
Also to top it off we are inviting all PG club members, even if you are obviously not a golfer, to the afterwords 19th Hole Bottle Share at Tomm Carroll’s beloved Trux Stop bar and backyard! (aka Tomm’s place).

Note: if you want to sign up for the Golf Day you have to do it now, so email Brett ASAP and you have to commit to the day and the price. [email protected]

Here is all the info and words form Brett:

Pacific Gravity will at long last combine our love for golf and beer into one glorious day. We are joining for a round of golf at Westchester Golf Course and then heading to the 19th hole at the Truxx Stop to relax and revel in an afternoon bottle share.  There will be prizes and bragging rights to those who are the best dressed, post the highest score, post the lowest score, and are closest to the pin on the first hole.  The round will be $45 and payable at the golf course.  A few of us will be at the course a little early to hit some warm up balls.  Feel free to join us at the driving range.

The bottle share will be from 3PM until 10PM at the Truxx Stop.  Please bring bottles to share and a your favorite side dishes or grill items because we will be cooking food on the charcoals at Tomm’s place during the bottle share.
You do not need to play golf to attend the bottle share, but all must RSVP to: [email protected] so we can get a head count for food! If you’ve never been to a bottle share at the Trux Stop, well it’s one you do not want to miss, you never know what Tomm’s going to pull out of the walk-in cooler! Just ask any other member thats been there.

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Pacific Gravity Golf Outing
When: October 22nd -9:30am to 2:30pm
How Much: $45 – Payable in Cash at the golf course
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19th Hole Bottle Share @ The Trux Stop: (close to Westchester)
When: October 22nd – 3pm to 10pm
Where: The Trux Stop (aka Tomm & Denise’s) 7643 Truxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045

So please RSVP now for Golfing and/or going to the Bottle Share. Bring your clubs to the course and your bottles and food to the Trux Stop!! Hope to see you all there.

 

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Other Announcements
Happy Birthday to our resident club Chef, Ian Fraser today!!

-October Club Meeting: Culver City Homebrew Shop, Oct. 20th, the Third Thursday. Style of the Month: British and American Strong Beers
We will be taking nominees for Board Member votes (President, VP, and Treasurer) as well as Club Member of the year nominees.

-November Club Meeting and Chili Cook off: Nov. 5th a Saturday at Terry Malloy’s house. Set your Calendars and think of your chili recipes your going to cook up!!!
This is an extremely early meeting in the month and the only day Terry could Host. We will be Voting that day for Board Members and Club Member or the year.
We have not decided on whether or not we are pushing First Friday, but it is more then likely. Nov. 5th will be our November Meeting.
Style of the Month: Ciders and Meads, plus Spiced, Smoked and Wood aged beers.

 

There is still a chance to get Cider!! Please fill out survey now!

Hi PG,

There is still cider available from Honest Abe, but space is limited and they opened up collections to all clubs in the area! Please fill out the super easy survey below to hold your gallon amount wanted.

First here are some new info updates:
-Price point is at $7 a gallon, so $35 for a 5 gallon!
-Pick up times: anyone can pickup during regular tasting room hours on the 6th and 7th 4:30-7pm. Or on Sat the 8th from 9am-2pm.

Honest Abe Cider Address:
17800 S Main St #105, Gardena, CA 90248

Please fill out this super quick Survey to hold you cider amount:
http://strandbrewersclub.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b1513591bf69a764269311e2e&id=890a74e828&e=6fc547f4f9

This survey will close at the end of the weekend so please fill it out today!

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.

Honest Abe Cider, fill out survey for cider!!

Hi PG members,

Not sure if you all remember something months ago we posted a survey to see who would what to buy cider from Honest Abe Cider. Well things have been delayed quite a while, but it is back on!! Please Re-fill out the survey below in the message from Strand Brewers Club President Bob Willson. If you filled it out before or if you want to buy Cider form Honest Abe you must fill out this quick survey for how much you want to purchase. Then on Oct. 8th Honest Abe will host a collection day for Cider. No purchase necessary at this time to fill out the survey, all purchase will be later probably on the day of collection. Price of purchase will be based on how many want cider, but no more then $30-40 per 5 gallons of fresh quality Cider!

Please read below:


Hi folks!
You may recall we’ve wanted to do a cider collaboration/competition with Honest Abe for a while now. It’s finally happening! The cider pickup will be on October 8th at the cidery (address below). What I need from y’all asap is to update your cider commitment using the survey below. I know; you’ve already filled out this survey, but things change and I want to make sure we have an up-to-date estimate of cider.

Cheers!
Bob Wilson, President
Strand Brewers Club

Survey:
http://strandbrewersclub.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b1513591bf69a764269311e2e&id=890a74e828&e=6fc547f4f9

Honest Abe Address:
17800 S Main St #105, Gardena, CA 90248

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!

 

September’s club meeting @ Smog City Brewery!!!

This Thursday, September 15th at 7:30pm our Club Meeting will be held at Smog City Brewery!!!

1901 Del Amo Blvd., Ste B,
Torrance, CA 90501

Parking instructions and beer:
click here for taproom parking and beers on tap!

We will have a special section in the brewery for Pacific Gravity member to hang out and do everything we normally do at our club meeting. So Yes, bring your homebrew!! This months Style of the month is IPA’s, bring your homebrewed IPA’s for a chance to win a Smog City Gift Certificate with the best homebrewed IPA beer of the night vote. We will also have a commercial tasting of IPA’s hosted by Reuben S., plus all the offerings at Smog City will be available in the tap room, which we can head over to purchase as well and grab growler fills too.

You never know, there could be something special from Porter as well at the meeting. Like in the Raffle, there will be some Smog City raffle prices like a Smog City Growler and growler fill. Plus we plan on having Smog City beers and other great prizes in the raffle.

Think you won’t have time for Dinner? No worries, we are planning on doing some Grilling and a few of the Board Members are planning on whipping up some special toppings. We will be using the grill at Smog City and we are thinking of doing a bunch of great Sausages with all the fixings, plus some optional sides and alternatives. We will put out the donation bucket for the food that night, give what you can, but the suggested donation price is $5 cause we are blowing our food budget! Also feel free to bring other food or sides if you feel so inclined?

So Remember, what to bring: Homebrew, IPA’s, Smog City Grolwer’s if you want to fill them at the brewery, Money for the Raffle and Dinner, your appetite and a thirst for some great beers!!
Plus Michael Patterson should be on hand with more Off Flavor Demonstration’s and we will have some limited PG merch for sale too.

Also Please use: Uber, Lift , or the cabs to get and/or leave the brewery in a safe way. Please be responsible and carpool if you can!

Cant wait to see you all there, this will be one amazingly fun club meeting thanks to Porter and everyone at Smog City!

 

 

Summer Party 2016 Recap!!

Well if you didn’t make it to the Summer Party this year, it was a blast and if you did make it you know what I’m talking about!!

So much great homebrewed beers and sodas. I counted at least 40 beers on tap with the Wave tap system, all the jockey boxes, and one on the recently fixed hand pump. There was multiple tables of amazing Mediterranean themed food coming from the Ian bbq kitchen crew. Things like Lam, Lemmon chicken, Tuna, and all the sides. Plus, all the excellent dishes, apps, and desserts brought by the members was incredible. Such things like Hummus’s, tabouli, fallafel, even some amazing Thai dishes, and the list goes on!! We also gave away a ton of prizes consisting of door prizes and raffle prizes during the day and end of the night. Everything from beers for the door prizes and a whole list of items for the raffle: books, glass wear, T-shirts, Firestone swag packs, Culver City Homebrew Supply Gift Certificates, a Big Mouth fermenter, a 5lb Co2 tank with regulator, and the grand prize a big Igloo mash tun and boiler pot burner. We had a crazy fun day of drinking, eating, swimming, and just chilling. You will see in the pictures that it was one of the day’s the fires where blazing back in the hillsides. It darkened the sky and through an orange’ish red hue over all of us that day, but we partied on.

A big Congratulations to a few people that brought beer and soda to the the Party. Tad and Ramesh for winning “Best Beer of the Party 2016” and to Craig Corley for “Best Soda of the Party 2016”. Tad and Ramesh won with their Firestone Walker Parabola Clone which was spot on and I though was better then the bottle of actual Parabola we where blind side by siding it with. Craig won with his amazing “SLaM Soda” which as stood the test of time and has proven once again that its soda to be recorded with.

A special Thanks you to all that brought donation for OPCC.net. We had a good amount of good and money to turn in from the collection at the party, you can see it in one of the picture.

Thank you to all that brought beer, soda, and food to the party. Also thank you to everyone that brought beer despensing equipment, tables, pop-ups, ice, and other party supplies. Thank you for coming, for buying raffle tickets and PG gear. Thank you to all the guest who came to enjoy not only the summer party, but our passion as homebrewers. We had a great turn out that helped pay for putting on parties like this and continuing the support for the club. We could not have a party with out you, literally!

Most of all we really could not put on a summer party like this with out these following people. The one’s that sacrifice so much time and effort to make sure everyone has a fun and fulfilled experience at these parties. Let me go down the list best as I can:

Thank you to Dean, you lending us your place every year is one of the greatest gifts we could get form you. I could not image a summer party any where else.

Thank you to Mimi Bardet and the Board (Michael and Tania Musgrave, Tim Bardet, Carl Townsend, Dean Sussman) for organizing the multitude of preparations and extra meetings needed to make sure every detail is taken care of and that the party runs as smooth as humanly possible. From what I saw it was a great team of people working together to make it happen and everyone that came had an amazing time. I can not thank you all enough for doing your parts and playing your rolls.

Thank you Ian and to the kitchen crew!! As always the food was mind blowing, every bite better then the last. The food you always prepare for these parties and events makes them that much more special.  I still talk about dishes I’ve had from years past and this year was just the same, excellent. Ian wrote me about some of the guys in his crew this year so I figured I could not say it better, so from Ian and all of us Thank you:
-Neil for the transportation, I could not cook without the equipment. Thank you!
-Luis for the Lemon Chicken and Friday night prep and Sat. cooking.
-For Reed for the Friday night prep and smelling like fish.
-For Rob Kadota whose rumor of being dead was proved false; you are still a rock star behind the grill, I know I owe you a tuna steak, still sorry not sorry for eating yours!
-For our host who showed off his knife skills…Sorry about the bread dough!
-And thank you all the beautiful people who brought dishes!

I also want to thank Carl Townsend and Tom Rierson for transporting and taking care of the “Wave or Beer” system. Thanks you Carl for always taking care of it and making sure its cleaned, as well as housing it. Thank you to Tom for the use of your truck transporting it around and also for fixing the Hand Pump this year so we could put a stout on it.

Thank you to Craig Corley for stepping in as Door Prize and Raffle announcer guy! Terry had to be out of town and Corley was our next seasoned vet in the art of raffling. You did a great job and I thank you for giving out some many great gifts to the masses! Especially the the special beers you when out an got for the door prizes.

Thank you to Dan Hakes as always for your use of the string lights you bring and set up every year! I really love the colored bulbs in them this year. Hope your Wash Summer Party went great, sorry I could not make it, but I did post it so hopefully some PG’ers showed up!?

Thank you for everyone that donated to the Party and Raffle this year. Especially to:
-Kevin and Greg at the Culver City Homebrew Supply Store for their donation of multiple Gift Certificates and other discounted items for the Raffle!
-Mark Takahashi, now brewer at Golden Road, for bringing a box load of 6 packs of various beers. We will still have some left over for this up coming club meeting to raffle off, because there was so much!
-Tad and Ramesh for the donation of the 5lb Co2 tank’s and regulator’s, plus some clean up parts from Culver City Homebrew Supply. One full tank set up was raffled off at the Party and the other ones regulator is now a permanent part of the clubs newly acquired 20lb Co2 tank set up!
-Also a big thank you to Tomm Carroll as well for donating a bunch of beers from his personal collections to the raffle. Also for the great experiniece had by all drinking more beers from your collection at “The Trux Stop Pop-Up Spot” you put on this year, it was so much fun.
-Thank you Michael Musgrave for the books we put in the raffle, and to anyone I might be missing that dropped off some great stuff that day.

Last, but not least I want to thank all of the volunteers that came to help set up, work the party, bartend, and brake down.  There are so many of you and your help at these events are key. You all know who you are and we all can’t thank you enough for stepping up and helping out.

Im sure Im missing some thank you’s? Here’s one, thank you for reading this post! Please feel free to add any recaps, thank you’s, or corrections in the comments section below this post on the PG website.

Cheers to awesome times and to next years Summer Party!!
Your Prez,
Lloyd

2016 Summer Party photo album on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155178343115884.1073741833.125659175883&type=1&l=93e38ae70d

 

Want More reasons to Party this Summer!?

Our Summer Party was a blast and I’ll soon do a recap on it, but in the mean time Pacific Gravity has been invited to Wash’s Summer Party at Dan Hakes House this Saturday!

Wash or West Adams Society of Homebrewers, is a newer local Homebrew club headed up by Dan Hakes and they are hosting their first Summer Party this weekend. Im sure they can use all the same things we need, help setting up, beer, food, and Jockey boxes. The entry is the same as ours for the party, Wash club members are free and all others guest $10 at the door to help support the club. Here is all the information below and please email Dan to see how you can help!

What: The Wash Summer Party
http://www.westadamshomebrewers.com

When: This Saturday August 6th, 4pm-10pm

Where: Dan and Anne Hakes house
2203 West 20th street
Los Angeles, Ca. 90018

To RSVP, find out more informations, and to also see how you can help or what you should bring email at: [email protected] or dan hakes at mac dot com

and Please show Dan and Anne all the respect and courtesy you would for them and their house as you would Dean and his. Have fun and thank you Dan for the invite!!

If your reading this via email and don’t see the official flier click here to the PG post: http://pacificgravity.com/2016/08/want-reasons-party-summer/

Print Sign Project

 

 

 

A Quick Recap on the ProAm!

I wanted to thank everyone that was able to participate in the ProAm Opportunity. Which was being held through our club freind Devon Randall at the Arts District Brewery.

She was given a blind list of all of the Pacific Gravity homebrew comp winning beers form Jan. 1st, 2015 thru the recent present. From that list she picked 6 beers that she thought would be fun to brew for the brewery and be a good fit for a ProAm entry! The Six she choose we sent in full recipes for her to then pick a final one to brew, the six where:

Rives Boreland’s “White IPA”, from the 2015 LA Belgian Beer Competition

Carl Townsend’s “Scottish Ale”, from 2015 LA County Fair

Lloyd Johnson and Ted Silvas’s “Elderflower Belgian Pale”, from 2015 LA Belgian Beer Competition

Craig Corley’s “Alt #15”, from 2015 LA County Fair

Parker Waechter’s “Surfin Sancho Toasted Coconut Stout”, from the 2015 California State Fair

David Codney and Kevin Koenig’s “Incident Reflection White IPA”, from 2016 LA Belgian Beer Competition

From this Six recipes she then chose a winner. I know I will get some flack for it, but in the end she chose mine, aka Lloyd and Ted’s “Elderflower Belgian Pale”. As of lately we have been talking about the recipe and supplies for the brew, as well as the brew date getting bumped up. Which will be tomorrow July 28th, starting at 7am at the Arts District Brewery! Something Ted and I could not pass up and are extremely excited to be able to finally brew one of our beers on a pro system. As well we made the GABF ProAm deadline and the beer will be going this October to compete, and at some point will be on tap at the brewery!

Thank you all and I hope we can give the club more chances in the future for ProAm opportunities like this.
Lloyd