Greetings Pacific Gravity!
- Our next club meeting will be at Tortugo Brewing on the 21st of September and it’s Festbiers and Amber lagers month.
- Board Member Elections are upcoming. Nominations will be held at our September and October club meetings.
- Elections for Board Members (President, Vice President and Treasurer) will be held at our November club meeting, along with voting for the Club Member of the Year.
For our February First Friday, we are switching it up to FIRST SATURDAY!
Please join us at the Stuffed Sandwich, Saturday February 4th at 12:00 NOON in San Gabriel.
1145 East Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776 (626) 285-9161
Marlene has agreed to set up a blind tasting. Price according to # of participants but about $10. If you know Marlene; then you know you want in on this! The theme for February for the taps is Barley Wines so we strongly recommend carpooling with a designated driver or public transport!!! Stuffed Sandwich is part of our local beer history as it specialized in craft beer before it was even called craft beer. There is seating in the outside patio… but dress for the weather!
This is a ‘drive yourself’ event so try and arrange car pools if you can!
It is gratifying that we have resumed gathering in person, but as always we encourage and expect everyone will be vigilant about their own health to ensure the groups safety! Please observe all safety precautions and stay home if you do not feel well.
Hope to see you all there!
Looking for a home for some growlers
A note from Adam of the closed Harajuku:
“I have pretty much wrapped up everything with the Taproom. One of the last things I’m trying to find a home for is about 270 remaining growler bottles and a case of caps to go with them. Would the Pacific Gravity group be interested in them, or do you know of any smaller breweries that might want them? I’m not looking to sell them. Ideally, I could trade them all for a few beers. The growlers have both a 32 oz. and 1 liter fill line. Here’s a cut sheet below with specs.”
February 1: Entry Registration begins for Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge (LABBC)
February 4th: First Saturday, Noon: Stuffed Sandwich
February 16: Club Meeting at Tortugo Brewing Company Styles include all English Beers
February 25: Entry Drop-off begins for LABBC
March 10: Entry Drop-off Deadline for LABBC
March 11: Bottle Organizing Session at Tortugo
March 25: Main Judging Session for LABBC at Tortugo
Styles of the Month
- February – English Beers
- March – Belgian Beers
- April – German Beers
- May – Specialty Beers
- June – Pale Beers
- July – Summer Party, all styles
- August – Wheat Beers
- September – Festbiers and Amber lagers
- October – IPAs
- November – Amber and Brown Beers
- December – Holiday Party, all styles
It is September already!
For our First Friday in September, we have decided to head back to Tortugo for our home court advantage.
First Friday: September 2nd, 2022 @ 7:00 PM at Tortugo Brewing Co, located at 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302
Note: We will not be gathering in the meeting area, but will have a table near the bar.
We hope to see you all Friday!
It is great that we can all get together in person, but as always we encourage and expect everyone will be vigilant about their own health to ensure the groups safety! Please observe all safety precautions and stay home if you do not feel well.
Yeastside Brewers San Diego bus trip next month, September 17
The YS is planning a bus trip to some San Diego breweries for September 17th and we wanted to extend an invite to PG. We’re still in the planning stages and looking to get as good a deal as we can for the bus and for us, so the more, the merrier, and cheaper. We also have a call out to the WASH folks for interest.
Breweries we’re considering stopping at are White Labs, Setting Sun (sake), Lost Cause Meadery, Duck Foot, Pure Project, California Wild Ales, and Black Plague. Ambitious, but a few of these are very close to each other and we’ll be making adjustments as necessary on the day of. Some of these breweries should have food trucks, so no dedicated eating stop – we’ll all be responsible for ourselves.
We’ll meet at Union Station and be on the bus and on our way at 10am latest. We expect to be back around 8pm or so.
Cost will be approximately $35 to $50 per rider depending on how well we can do on the bus / turnout. Payment could be via email / Venmo, or we might have a Square on the bus, and cash.
Anyone interested should contact Terry Molloy (brewfest @ pacific gravity)
I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!
For our First Friday (on second Saturday) in July, we are headed down to Kings Harbor to visit Project Barley’s new tasting room located at:
Project Barley Taps and Grill
136 International Boardwalk,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
We will get started at about 12:30 PM on July 9, 2022.
I have heard good things about his food vendor as well so come hungry: https://www.proudlyservingla.com/
This will be a great way to spend an afternoon exploring new and old beer locations! See you there!
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
1 very important date:
July 23 – Summer Party at Deans. The Highland games! Scottish foods!
I hope you all had a fulfilling and safe Halloween!
First Friday for November we are coming back to the Daily Pint.
Pacific Gravity First Friday
@ The Daily Pint; 2310 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
11/05/2021 at 7:00 PM
Phil has rounded up some tasty beers for us. They include: Read more