Tonight! August First Friday @ Wirsthaus

Hey PG!

Just a few hours until our First Friday @ Wirsthaus on La Brea tonight and I can’t wait. I first went to Wirsthaus last year for a birthday party and it was a lot of fun. It’s a traditional German restaurant and pub featuring authentic schnitzel, sausages,  potato pancakes, currywurst, and some decent vegetarian options too. They’ve got ping pong and usually some live music going on, more than 30 German beers available too.

More info here: http://www.wirtshausla.com/

Should be a very fun night, Tania and I are planning on arriving at 7pm to try and grab some table space. The place can get rather busy, but (as we’ve done before) we’ll find a way to make it work.

Looking forward to drinking cold beer out of a boot tonight! I hope to see you all there.

_Michael

5aug7:00 pmFirst Friday - Wirtshaus7:00 pm Wirtshaus

July’s First Friday Tomorrow! :)

Hey PG!

 

Sorry for the late reminder, I’m traveling again, this time in New England, and I haven’t had a moment to sit down and write this up!

Tomorrow, Friday July 1st is First Friday at King’s Harbor Brewing Company’s waterfront tasting room. Located on the Redondo Beach Pier, their beer is super fresh (the brewery itself is just 2 miles away).  Growlers, 22oz bottles, and crowlers (32oz can growlers) are available, plus their limited Radler – South Bayern Hefeweizen blended with Lemon Soda.

As an added bonus, Naja’s is literally a crawl away, if you’re feeling adventurous enough to attack their tap list too. 😉

This event starts right around 7:30pm on Friday and goes until closing time. The Redondo Beach Pier offers great parking at that time of night and due to the holiday coming up, I expect both K.H.B.C. and Naja’s to be a little more accessible than usual.

As usual, I recommend everybody find a designated driver or über down there. Especially due to the holiday weekend!

Have fun and party safe.  See you all soon.

_Michael

1jul7:00 pmFirst Friday - King Harbor Brewing Company7:00 pm King Harbor Brewing Company Waterfront Tasting Room

 

Club Meeting and other event dates!!

Sorry for the late announcing of this months club meeting which will be held at the:
Culver City Homebrew Supply store this week June 16th at 7:30pm.
4234 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230. Style of the Month is All Lagers for homebrewers and International and Czech Lagers for the commercial tasting. There will be a raffle, food, and sign up sheets for next month’s Summer Party for volunteers, beer, and food.
Also if you still need to brew beer for the Summer Party, all club nights held at the Culver City Homebrew Supply shop is double discount nights, So bring you recipes and buy some homebrew supplies!!

We have some more events coming up in July, so set your calendars!

July 1st for First Friday will be south of us at King Harbor’s Waterfront Tasting Room, in the Redondo Pier area! really close to Naja’s Place. Go down via Uber or Lyft and check them out, have a few of their beers and if you need more then head next door. Waterfront Location: 132 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(Note: Do not mistake the location with King Harbor’s actual brewery located at 2907 182nd street Redondo Beach, California 90278)

July 10th for Sunday Funday in the Arts Disttrict, Downtown LA!! This should be a real fun bar crawl in a cool part of downtown with a lot of great beer bars, food, and Breweries. Plus the highlight event where we get a personal tour from club friend Devon Randall, aka Head Brewer at the Arts District Brewery.
The Plan: So the Expo Line just opened up all the way the Santa Monica, so this is a great excuse to use it. The train’s will take you all the way to the Arts District area. Plan on getting on the trains about 10am-10:30am to meet at our first location: Wurstkuche at 11am, where you can get the best sausages in town and some awesome German and Belgian beers. Then about 12:30pm-1pm we head across the street to the Arts District Brewery, where we will meet Devon, drink her beer’s, eat more food, and set off on a personal tour of the brewing facilities. After a good while of hanging at the brewery, the next stop we leave it up to the group, or the individuals. I might head to 82 the Arcade Bar, or Mumford Brewing a few block away. There is also Angel City Brewing and Eat Drink Americano real close too. A bit farther you can cab it to Iron Triangle Brewing, Little Bear, or Villains Tavern. Check out all the links I added to each location, I will announce at the June club meeting and post more about the schedule closer to the date of the event.

July 23rd for Pacific Gravity’s Summer Party!! Definitely set your calendars for this, the biggest event of the year! We will have sign up sheet at this thursday’s club meeting for volunteers, beers, and pot luck food. We will also be looking for some special volunteers to help out Ian with the food duties as well, the week before, during set up, and during the summer party day since he is not as mobile as usual. We will make the official announcements at the meeting this Thursday at the Culver City Homebrew Supply shop.

 

http://pacificgravity.com/2016/06/club-meeting-event-dates/

June 3rd, First Friday @ Louie’s of Mar Vista

Hey PG!

I hope this reminder finds you all well, both in life and brew schedule. 🙂

Friday is our June First Friday at Louie’s of Mar Vista, which should be a very chill food and beers event. If you’re not familiar with Louie’s, it’s a well designed restaurant with a beautiful bar and dining room. They have an area out back that’s covered, but open to the outside air with a few tables. The food is excellent, ASAP style (As Southern As Possible), so I highly recommend you bring your appetite and a date. 😉 Here’s a link to the menu to get your appetite going: http://louiesofmarvista.com/?page_id=344

Beer and drink-wise they’re stocked pretty well, including a few locals like Monkish and Smog City the last time I was there and a whole bunch of specialty cocktails, enhanced by the fresh honey harvested from their bee boxes on the roof.

Tania and I will be there right around 7pm but you’re welcome to come by anytime. Looking forward to seeing you there!

_Michael

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First Friday @ The Doughroom, reminder!!!

Hi everyone, don’t forget tomorrow 7:00 pm Friday April 1st we are all going to The Doughroom for First Friday. If you have not been it is an awesome place that always has a great selection of craft beer on tap and in bottles. As well, they have amazing artisan pizza’s along with great appetizers, pasta main dishes, a newer burger I need to try, and more!
Although I can’t help, but almost always get the garlic knots app. and the “Spice Bear” pizza!!
The Doughroom and owner Kaveh are good friends of Pacific Gravity and recently they helped sponsor our 2016 LABBC homebrew comp. So lets show our support and make a trip to see them.

Check out their website for Menu items and Beer lists, and they have an amazing 4 star Yelp review too, which basically is 5 stars on Yelp….
http://thedoughroom.com  and  Yelp

3409 Overland Ave, Los Angeles Ca. 90034
(Between Rose and Palms, tucked in the corner by the Sterling Cleaners)

As an added bonus I hear they might put on a keg of Panil Barriquee, an oaken aged sour red ale that was triple fermented!
So come out to The Doughroom Friday night, invite your Friends and Family. Get some Amazing Food and Great Beer! If theres not a beer lover in the bunch, they have an extensive list of wines and bubbly too.

I definitely suggest that everyone Uber or Lyft, or carpool if you can Friday night. Parking can be limited, but they have a small lot to park in, street parking on Overland and on the adjacent streets.

Can’t wait to see everyone Friday, get a Spicy Bear, and a few cold Pints!!

 

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First Friday At Irish Times

Hey PG!   Our monthly First Friday event is coming right up and this time we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Times Pub & Restaurant. Meet there starting at 7:30PM on Friday and bring a friend or two!

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As Google notes, Irish Times is an “unpretentious tavern serving Irish fare” and meeting there for First Friday every March is a PG tradition. I’m told that they’ll have some special beers on tap for us and I’m thinking of trying their Shepherd’s Pie and the Corned Beef sandwich because it wouldn’t be St. Patty’s day without a plate full of food and a pint full of beer!  😀    Also, they *should* have a live band playing too.

 

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So order up an Uber or draw straws for who plays designated driver. Tania and I are going the ride-share route because this one is so close to home.

Hope to see you all there!

_Michael

Three Weavers Recap

We had a great big turnout for First Friday at Three Weavers Brewing Company in Inglewood last night and it was fun seeing everybody. It feels good to show up and find so many of us together. In case you missed it, here are a few photos (care of Lloyd) and a recap.

Founder Lynne and the team at TW were ready for us and generously honored a special members-only discount for the whole night. Emily White, our resident PG’er at Three Weavers, gave a tour of their [giant] space and all of the beers I sampled were excellent. As I’ve mentioned before the Blood Junkie Imp Red and Kill The Lights Black Lager have been favorites of mine lately. For this visit I went for a sampler flight and I really had a tough time deciding on my growler fill when the time came.

Lloyd had a sign up sheet for our upcoming Monsterbrew with Smog City going around. Still room on the list if you want to reserve a portion, it’s a very cool event and you go home with a project to work on, I highly recommend it. Get into contact with Lloyd for more information.

We also had three new members sign up, which is exciting. Now that I’m seeing firsthand how membership dues drive the club events and benefits I have a better understanding of why growth is great. Most of us have at least one friend who is always “almost ready” to try brewing some beer. Our events are a great way to put them in front of a bunch of like minded people so bring the good ones along.

Tumby’s Pizza boxes and glasses of beer surrounded our group in the tasting room. I think at one point we had 2/3 of the inside seating completely filled with PG, and even with all of our extra people clogging up the beertender line, Three Weavers kept things moving smoothly and glasses full.  A well earned thank you to Lynne, Emily and everyone at Three Weavers for recognizing our club and for their gracious hospitality.

_Michael

 

First Friday Reminder Tonight and then some…

Hi PG members,

Just a reminder of our First Friday tonight from 7-10pm or later at Three Weavers Brewing.  address: 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. Unit A-BInglwood, Ca. 90031
Three Weavers will be giving Pacific Gravity Members a 10% discount as well as our very own Emily White will be Touring us around the brewery! Hope you all can make it.

Photo credit: Thrillist

Photo credit: Thrillist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for other Reminders:
We will have a sign up sheet with us tonight for our March 5th, Monsterbrew @Smog City. We will also be able to take payments for your allotted one or two 5 gallons of wort. As well I will bring new member sign-up sheets if your still looking to join the club and take part in all our upcoming events!

Also Don’t forget about the competitions coming up:
Our very own LABBC entry window is now OPEN!! so start registering those Belgian beers. There is a 150 entry cut off, so register early!

Entry Deadline for the Thousand Oaks Homberbrews “Romancing the Beer” homebrew comp is this next Friday, February 12th at either Eagle rock Homebrew Supply or The Wine, Beer, and Cheese shop. (sorry No culver city homebrew supply drop off.)

As well there is the Strand Brewers with the “Jeff Sander Memorial Homebrew Comp”. Entry and drop deadline Feb. 27th at noon. Drop off at South Bay Brewing Supply.
1311 Post Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

 

First Friday At Three Weavers Brewing Company

Hey PG! February First Friday is just days away and this time we’re dropping in for a visit with our friends at Three Weavers Brewing Company. Meet there starting at 7:00pm on Friday and bring a friend!

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Three Weavers has a roomy indoor/outdoor taproom with plenty of long tables and benches for seating and it’s a very short drive down Sepulveda Blvd. from Culver City. Bring out your appetite for local beer and dinner too as there are a few good dining options within walking distance. I recommend the pizza.

I also recommend that you bring along a clean growler to fill and take home at the end of the night. TW graciously pours growlers-to-go full of most of their beers and who doesn’t like fresh beer for the weekend?

Finally, [as always] bring a designated driver or take a ride service there and back. First Friday is the most fun when you get home safely.

5feb7:00 pmFirst Friday - Three Weavers Brewing Company7:00 pm

Looking forward to seeing you all, Tania and I will be there by 7:30.

Michael

Cheers To A Happy New Year!

With the holidays behind us, there is only one more party night in 2015 to go and there are just a few quick things to mention before you throw on your best suit and break out the NYE noisemakers…

Holiday Party Recap

The holiday party was a smash success and we owe a huge thank you to everyone who pitched in. Whether you helped plan, or brought a dish to share or beer, or helped during setup and clean up, it all came together perfectly and much merry fun was had.

Neil, for your generous donation of the space. Ian and Marvin, for your exceptional culinary work. Terry, for playing Santa so well, raffling off all those goodies. Mimi for helping us put it all together. Brian, Tad+Ramesh, Carl… The list is SO long. Thank you for going above and beyond.

Food and Clothing Charity Drive

Another huge thank you is in order to those guests who brought donations of food and clothing for our charity drive. We ended up with three huge boxes full and it marks a proud moment for us as a club. It was great to give something back and we’re looking forward to having a charitable piece to future events too. If you have any suggestions or ideas send them to us at [email protected] or bring them up at our next club meeting.

First Friday January 2016 Plans

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and I hope everyone has a great time out there (safely) with friends and family.  Because of the way the actual first Friday of the year lands, we’re pushing the PG First Friday event to Friday January 8th. It’ll be held at Father’s Office in Culver City starting around 7pm and going until as late as they’ll let us stay. While there is no reserved seating, I’ll be there early to try and hold down a table or two. Come early or come late, we’ll be there with beers on. Oh and they make a damn good pub burger too, if you’ve never had one this is your chance. It’s a Culver City treasure.

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Alright, I have to go locate a magnum of Chimay (because who toasts Champagne anymore??)  and I’m hoping to see you out on Friday the 8th.

Until then, Happy New Year from the PG board!

Michael Musgrave