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First Friday Dec 4th at The Daily Pint (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

 I hope you all had a fulfilling, restful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!  Mine was quiet and very peaceful.

For our First Friday for December we are coming back to the Daily Pint.  Phil has rounded up some tasty seasonal beers for us.

They include:
Schlenkerla Eiche (The oak smoke Dopplebock)
Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour Cherry Ale
Russian River’s ‘Jannemie’ Saison (those of you who bought the ‘Robert’ Saison, this is his sister beer)

The 3-pack of beers will cost $30.00.  There will also be a separate offering of:
Old Rasputin Barrel aged in Bourbon Barrels 500 ML Bottle $30.

The beers will be available from Tuesday evening on to Friday at Ian’s house:  3939 Glencoe Ave, Venice  CA  90291
Zoom coverage will begin at 7:00PM.  You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know.

So stop by, grab some beers and let’s get ready for the holidays in style!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

First Friday Nov. 6th – Beer and Sake Tasting/Pairing with Harajuku Taproom

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Hoppy Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos and Election Day 2020!

Hopefully by this Friday we will have much to celebrate, or we will really need a drink! Either way you will get you wish by joining us for:  Pacific Gravity First Friday for: Beer and Sake Tasting/Pairing with Harajuku Taproom.   We will start up a Zoom session Friday November 6th at 7:00 PM.

This will be something new for First Friday, a beer and food pairing! Harajuku has put together a great package! The Harajuku/Pacific Gravity Pack* ($25) includes:

• Baird Beer: Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Edamame
• Coedo Beer: Sayama Green Tea Saison (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Taproom Gyoza (choice of chicken/pork or shrimp; can be reheated before tasting)
• Joto One Cup Sake: Single serving of Honjozo sake from Marumoto Brewery paired with Midnight Moon Gouda cheese

It’s suggested to order and pick up the PG Pack from Harajuku Taproom on Friday, before the tasting, or Thursday evening, so the food will be the freshest. Gyoza will be cooked when you order it.

Also, Harajuku is offering a 10% discount on any additional food/drink that PG members want to purchase while picking up their PG Packs.  In addition, Harajuku is offering Pacific Gravity members a deal on a mixed case of Baird Beer (one 6-pack each of: Wabi-Sabi JPA, Rising Sun Pale Ale, Suruga Bay Imperial IPA, and Numazu Lager) for $75, single 6-packs for $25. All beers have been in cold storage and are in great shape.*

* IMPORTANT NOTE: HARAJUKU HAS REQUESTED THAT YOU NOTIFY YOUR INTENT TO PURCHASE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT NOON, IF YOU 1) WILL BE PURCHASING THE PG PACK (so Harajuku will know how much fresh cheese to order), AND 2) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A CASE OF BAIRD BEER, AND IF YOU WANT A MIXED CASE OR SPECIFIC BEERS. Please RSVP your order to me at [email protected] and I will forward it on to them.

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

First Friday June 5th – Project Barley Virtual Tasting

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this email finds you well during this extended time of isolation and virtual living!

Pacific Gravity is continuing the concept of adding content to our virtual get togethers and we had an excellent club meeting featuring Joe Kovach and Tortugo beers. Thank you Joe for the beer and talking to the group! Also congrats on the gold medal!

For our clubs first Friday coming up at 7:00 PM Friday, June 5, 2020 we are going to try and make it more then just social drinking together and feature Rives own Project Barley Brewery.

What we hope to do is have Rives deliver some of Project Barley beers to a central location, have any members who want to participate purchase the 2 or 3 beers and we will have our in house judge Carl evaluate each of the beers while you taste along and Rives can tell us each of their stories! All funds go to Project Barley, the club is not trying to make any money on this process.

What we need from you A.S.A.P is to know if you want to get in on the action! If so let me know at [email protected] so we can be sure to have enough stock of beers available for purchase!

Once we set it all up, we will send out the announcement email with all the details and Zoom meeting link next week.

Please respond ASAP as we want to make the beers available for pick over the coming weekend!

Let’s do this!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Pacific Gravity – Annual Dues

It’s Time to Do the Dues!
It’s March and that means its time for our annual Pacific Gravity membership dues collection. All club members need to pay their dues to keep their membership active until March 2021. Annual dues are $36 for individuals or $54 for couples and are prorated for members who joined the club within the last year.
There are several ways you can renew your annual dues. Club Treasurer, Craig Corley will be collecting dues at the upcoming March club meeting and other upcoming club events. You can go old school and send Pacific Gravity a check to PO Box 2451, Culver City CA 90231. And for the ultimate in convenience, you can renew your dues online via the PayPal links below:

Individual Membership – Full 1-year Renewal
Couples Membership – Full 1-year Renewal
Prorated Membership – Partial year Renewal

All current club members should have gotten a renewal notice via email detailing their dues renewal amount and member information on file. This is a good opportunity to update our membership records, so please let Craig know of any changes to your member information (address, email, phone, etc) or include changes with your check/renewal form.
For any individual members who might be interested, the couples membership provides full membership status/benefits to both partners of a couple including membership cards, emails, etc. Note that the couples membership is optional, couples can continue with one partner being an individual member and the other being their guest. If you’d like to upgrade your individual membership to a couples membership, your dues amount will be 1.5 times the billed amount and you’ll need to include your partner’s name and email along with your payment.

Keep in mind that 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.
Have questions about your dues or how much you owe? Check with Craig at the March club meeting or by email at [email protected]
Note: Some of you may get 2 email renewal notices due to a limiting issue with my email host. A large number of the first emailing of the notices bounced and it was unclear what did or didn’t get sent. To make sure everyone gets their renewal notices, I am sending them a 2nd time (in small batches this time).

 

The 25th Anniversary Celebration continues at the Stuffed Sandwich!

We have secured a bus to drive us out to the Stuffed Sandwich, on March 7th, in San Gabriel where Marlene is expecting us and will put forth some specials to keep us occupied! Also as we have done in the past, we will do a pre-order of sandwiches, anyone who does the pre-order option gets to skip the line once we arrive.

The plan as it currently stands is the Bus will depart from Veterans Park in Culver City, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA, United States, 90230 at 12:00 NOON and return at 6:00 PM that evening.

Date:  March 7, 2020 Let me repeat, the bus departs at 12:00 Noon, sharp!

Please show now later than 11:30 AM to be sure to be on board!

The cost for each passenger is $25.00 You can pay buy cash, check or pay pal using this link:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AKBQPJCJDE9VS

We only have room for 30 riders, so while Pacific Gravity members get first dibs on the seats, we will open it up to the other brew clubs to sell any remaining seats. Your seat is only guaranteed once we receive payment.

Please reserve your seat IMMEDIATELY; in order to try and sell the trip out, we will open it up to the other beer clubs starting on March 2, 2020.

If you remember the bus trips of old, you know you won’t want to miss this!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser

President

The 25th Anniversary Celebration continues at the Stuffed Sandwich!

We have secured a bus to drive us out to the Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel where Marlene is expecting us and will put forth some specials to keep us occupied! Also as we have done in the past, we will do a pre-order of sandwiches, anyone who does the pre-order option gets to skip the line once we arrive.

The plan as it currently stands is the Bus will depart from Veterans Park in Culver City, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA, United States, 90230 at 12:00 NOON and return at 6:00 PM that evening.

Let me repeat, the bus departs at 12:00 Noon, sharp!

Please show now later then 11:30 AM to be sure to be on board!

The cost for each passenger is $25.00

We only have room for 30 riders, so while Pacific Gravity members get first dibs on the seats, we will open it up to the other brew clubs to sell any remaining seats. Your seat is only guaranteed once we receive payment. We will have sign up sheets at the bottle share and the February meeting.

If you remember the bus trips of old, you know you won’t want to miss this!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser

25th Anniversary Bottle Share

Greetings! February is the Pacific Gravity’s 25 Anniversary month and we are setting up many events to celebrate with you! Last Friday we hit Jon Porter’s new tap room, Smog City West.  We had a great turn out and Porter himself was there but NOT WORKING and he got to hang out with the gang, pour some samples of his sour projects, proved he is smoother then I am throwing a ring on a hook and generally had a good time!  If you missed it, you missed a great event!  We even set the date for our upcoming monster brew!

Next up we are planning a ‘25th Anniversary Bottle Share’ on Saturday, February 15 at the 4th Horseman in Long Beach…any of you who went last year will know that Martin pulls out some crazy beers for this event.  We will get started at 2 PM. 4th Horseman:  121 W 4th St Long Beach, CA 90802

This event is to celebrate the bottle shares of old, bring a bottle or two from your beer stash to share with the group!  Please limit yourself to only bring 2 750’s of beer to share to avoid having a ton of undrunk beer at the end of the event.  Any beer not poured will be confiscated and served at the 25th anniversary club meeting at Neil’s party duplex on Feb. 20th, 2020.

Our 25th Anniversary Club meeting is on 2/20/2020 at Neil Saund’s Party Duplex.  It is located at 12966 Rubens Ave. Los Angeles, CA (At Alla Road).  This will be a big one!  Take Friday off!  We will have food, we will have beer!  You will want to be there! For March’s First Friday (on Saturday March 7, 2020) we are planning to arrange a bus trip to the Stuffed Sandwich, Marlene has promised to put together something special for us to celebrate our year.  Details on this are being worked out as we speak…but mark the date!

The LABBC will be held in March also, so get brewing and enter that competition! As I stated above we set the date for the Smog City monster brew, it will be on March 28, 2020 at Smog City, stay tuned for updates on this as well!  There will be much more big brews, pub crawls, and road trips!  So stay tuned to the social media pages and email notifications!

 

Cheers,

 

Ian President

January Club Meeting

Greetings and Happy New Beer!

Our January meeting will be held January 16, 2020 at Tortugo Brewing. We will get started about 7:30 pm

Club meeting at Tortugo Brewing
916 W. Hyde Park Blvd. Inglewood CA 90302
7:30 PM

This is our “anything goes” meeting, so bring any type of beer you want to bring!

Our commercial tasting host will be: Dean Sussman who graciously won’t tell us what he is bringing because even he does not know it yet! Surprise!

We will introduce our new Board Members as well as go over some details of upcoming events and get your feedback on our plans!

Dates to Remember:
Feb. 7, 2020 First Friday at Smog Cites newest taproom, Smog City West
Feb. 15, 2020 25th anniversary bottleshare at 4th Horseman
Feb. 20, 2020 25th Anniversary Club meeting at Neil Saunds
March 7, 2020, 1st Saturday Bus Trip to Stuffed Sandwich

Cheers,

Ian
President

Foam on the brain from the President

by Ian Fraser

Happy New Year!

We are starting out a new year with some changes to the P.G. Board.  I would like to thank our outgoing officers, Eli Barone and Terry Malloy for their work on behalf of the club; and welcome in the new board:

Ian Fraser – President
Parker Waechter – Vice-President
Derek Marshall – Secretary/Communications
Craig Corley – Treasurer
Carl – Competition Coordinator
Brian Watson – IT
Dean Sussman – Activity Director

This year is Pacific Gravity’s 25th Anniversary Year and we are planning some fun events and trips to commemorate this milestone!

February is the actual anniversary month and we hope to make that particular meeting memorable!

We are planning a 25th anniversary bottle share on Saturday, February 15 at The 4th Horseman in Long Beach…any of you who went last year will know that Martin pulls out some crazy beers for this event.

We also plan to do an actual 25th anniversary party at Tomm Carroll’s TruxStop Bar and Grill much like the 20th anniversary we held there 5 years ago!  The date of this event is not settled but most likely will not be in February or March.  April has been suggested.

For March’s First Friday (on Saturday March 7, 2020) we are planning to arrange a bus trip to the Stuffed Sandwich, Marlene has promised to put together something special for us to celebrate our year.

The LABBC will be held in March also, so get brewing and enter that competition!

There will be much more big brews, pub crawls, and road trips!  So stay tuned to the social media pages and email notifications! 

First First Friday of 2020!

Happy New Year Pacific Gravity!

Let’s welcome a new year with a new beer! Our first First Friday is this Friday, January 3rd, 2020 and we are going to visit a new brewery in El Segundo called Surfridge Brewing Co.

First Friday: January 3, 2020
Where: Surfridge Brewing Co.  137 Nevada St. El Segundo, CA 90245
Time: 7:00 PM

I hope to see you all there!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President