Stuffed Sandwich FIRST SATURDAY!

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

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.”

Upcoming Events

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

 

First Saturday at Library Alehouse

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Happy New Year!

For the first month of the year this January, we will be having a First Saturday instead of the usual First Friday. We are headed to The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica.

The Library Alehouse
2911 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
https://libraryalehouse.com/

We will congregate on the patio at about 12:00 Noon on Saturday 1/07/2023.

Many thanks to Ian Fraser for facilitating this!

See you there!

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.

September First Friday at Tortugo Brewing!

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

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)

Second Saturday at Project Barley Taps and Grill

Greetings 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
https://projectbarley.com/

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 new location is just doors down from Naja’s and King Harbor Brewing Co. so those so inclined can make it into a pub crawl!

This will be a great way to spend an afternoon exploring new and old beer locations!  See you there!

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

1 very important date:

July 23 – Summer Party at Deans.  The Highland games!  Scottish foods!

First Friday at The Daily Pint

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

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

September First Friday at Richmond Bar and Grill

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this message finds you safe and well!  The PG Board continues to struggle with keeping us all safe while allowing some kind of social gathering!  We hope this First Friday will fit the bill!

FIRST FRIDAY AT RICHMOND BAR AND GRILL
Sept. 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM
145 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA 90245  (310) 322-7197

https://www.richmondbarandgrill.com/

We have reserved the back patio for our group, it is outdoors yet in an enclosed area so we won’t have a lot of foot traffic coming through.  This way we can socially distance while being gathered together!

Tom Rierson reports in good things about the pub; the new owners have made some renovations to improve on the location.  He has also arranged that “Old Rasputin” will be one of the offerings on tap that evening.  The beers are $8.00.

So come on out, join your fellow members and lift a pint!

See you there!
Cheers,

Ian Fraser

President

Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 16, club meeting at Tortugo Brewing
  • Oct. 1, OCT. First Friday; location TBD
  • Oct 2 (SAT!) Octoberfest summer party!
  • November 6th:  Pacific Brewers Cup at Tortugo Brewing

Stuffed Sandwich FIRST SATURDAY August 7th

 

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

For our August First Friday, we are switching it up to FIRST SATURDAY! Please join us at the Stuffed Sandwich, Saturday August 7th at 12:00 NOON in San Gabriel.

1145 East Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel,  CA  91776  (626) 285-9161

THIS IS A LIVE EVENT!  We plan to sit in the outside patio under the misters…but dress for the heat!

I was in San Gabriel this last weekend and it was 90+ degrees.
Marlene is expecting us, and for August she is featuring fruit and sour beers on tap.
This is a ‘drive yourself’ event so try and arrange car pools if you can!

I hope to see you all there!
Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Events

August 28: Summer Party
September 3rd: First Friday (location to be announced)
September 16th: Club meeting @ Tortugo Brewing

July First Friday at Firestone Walker Propagator

As July rolls around, we are starting to break out of our social bubbles. We will start out with First Friday live and in-person at Firestone-Walker Propagator Restaurant. Join us Friday July 2 at 7:00 PM at an indoor table reserved for the club.  Manager Jay Sanders will stop by our table and fill us in on all the happenings at the Propagator.  He has also offered us the opportunity to bring a homebrew along (NO commercial beers). While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Bottle Store (which closes at 9PM).

For those of you who still prefer social distancing, we will also be on Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/634397402?pwd=N0dXdnhhTW5ySzBPdUhqRTN5SzRWZz09
Meeting ID: 634 397 402 Password: 128972

Propagator is at 3205 Washington Blvd.Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.

Restaurant (310) 439.8264,  Store (310) 740.9060

See you there!

June First Friday at Harajuku Taproom (Virtual)

Hopefully by this Friday your vaccines will be kicking in.  But, in the meantime, we are still celebrating virtually.  Please join us once again for a Beer, Sake and food pairing with Harajuku

First Friday June 4, 2021
Culver City, CA 90230

Taproom.   We will start up a Zoom session Friday June 4th at 7:00 PM.

Adam Guttentag has put together a special deal for us:

2 Beers from Baird Brewing:

1 sake:

Food Pairing: A special Pacific Gravity Bento:
  • Chicken Karaage,
  • Pork/Chicken Gyoza Dumplings,
  • Seaweed Salad, Pickles,
  • Rice
Price: $30 and we would appreciate pre-orders by noon on Friday (6/4) and pick up by 5pm.

Harajuku Taproom is located at: 4410 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Tel: 310-963-7811

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.harajukutaproomla.com

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 First Friday, jump in and I will see you there!
Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

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.

May First Friday at The Daily Pint (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
For our First Friday for May we are coming back to the Daily Pint via Belgium! First Friday May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM. Phil has rounded up some tasty Belgian style beers for us.They include:
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Witbier, https://www.unibroue.com/en-us/beers/classics/blanche-de-chambly
Russian River Defenestration, Brett IPA  https://www.russianriverbrewing.com/defenestration/
Westmalle Dubbel, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westmalle_Brewery
Trappist Rochefort 8, the classic Belgian, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochefort_Brewery
The 4-pack of beers will cost $40.00.
The beers will be available from Saturday, May 1st  on to Friday at Ian’s house, located at: 3939 Glencoe Ave, Venice  CA  90291  (310) 435-1329 (Txt upon arrival) So stop by, grab some beers and let’s get ready for May Belgian style! Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity HomebrewersThe Zoom link for this meeting will be sent by separate email

Club Hats Now Available

Craig will be leaving some club hats at Ian’s when he stops by to pick up his beers on Sunday. They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.

 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!

You can pay for  your dues when you pick up beer at Ian’s!

Upcoming Events

May 20:  Club Meeting (Virtual) featuring Tortugo Brewing Co.
June 4:  First Friday (Virtual)  featuring Harajuku Taproom