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Firestone Walker/PG Collaboration bottle purchase survey.

Hello PG members,

Below is a link to a Google Doc survey Brian Holter worked up to see who in the club (that are paid up Pacific Gravity members) want to possibly purchase bottle(s) of our FW/PG Bourbon Barreled aged Weizenbock. This would be done through the club, there is no discount on bottles, the club would have to purchase the bottles and then you pay back the club for them. The benefit being is you would guarantee a few bottles for yourself when they go on sale at all FW locations. So you could go buy them at the FW store locations too when they are released too.

All you have to do is fill out the survey, but make sure that if you do fill it out you are actually committed to buying those bottles. First and Last Name/email/and 1,2, or 3 bottles is all you need to fill out.

Here is the Link with more info as well:

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

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!

 

Help pass legislation AB 2172, so homebrewers can congregate at Craft Beer Licensed Establishments!!!

We’re supporting an effort by the California Homebrewers Association to pass legislation on behalf of CA homebrewers.
American Homebrewers Association
Urge Governor Brown to Sign AB 2172
Legislation Would Permit Homebrew Clubs to Meet, Hold Competitions and Share Their Beer Amongst Themselves at Licensed Establishments

The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort led by the California Homebrewers Association to pass legislation on behalf of California’s homebrewers.

Your action is needed now to ensure Governor Brown signs AB 2172, sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Jones of Santee, into law. If enacted, this bill will permit homebrew clubs to meet, hold competitions and share their beer amongst themselves at licensed establishments such as brewpubs, tasting rooms and restaurants.

On August 24, AB 2172 passed a final vote by Assembly, sending it to the Governor’s desk.

How Can You Help?

This is our last big push to ensure this bill is signed into law.

You may use this sample letter from the California Homebrewers Association to customize your own letter of support. It is important to be polite and respectful in your message. Please remember that this is a bipartisan issue and anything that we send is a reflection on all California homebrewers and our wonderful hobby.

Letter Address:

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

While letters are more effective, an online form is available as an alternative means of contacting the Governor. Be sure to select AB 2172 as the chosen subject.

Thank you for your support of homebrewers. Your action could make the difference in whether or not this legislation becomes law.

Sincerely,

Gary Glass
Director
American Homebrewers Association

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

 

Were you at the Summer Party?

Hey we had an amazing time this last Saturday at the PG Summer Party and we want to do an amazing recap post as well.

If you took any photo’s you can send me or if you have a special story’s you want shared or special people to Thank, please email me so I can put it all together and do a proper post!

Email: [email protected]

Thanks,
Lloyd

Remember at the Summer Party we are collecting for Charity Again!!!

We will have a few boxes on site at the Summer Party to collect for our favorite charity OPCC.net!!

This is a great excuse to go through your closets and or go to you favorite low cost stores to purchase denotable supplies. Stores like: Ross and other discount clothing stores, 99 cent stores, Costco and other whole sale stores, or even CVS, Walgreens, and Target. Want to give Money? Mimi your Charity and Special Event coordinator can take cash or checks (made out to: OPCC) for the OPCC.net organization. She’ll take it along with the purchase items for drop off.

Here are the types of donations items they are looking for!

Charity Donation – IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Clothing (all donations should be clean and, if used, in good condition.)

  • Socks and sweat socks – for men, women and children
  • New underwear – men’s, women and children
  • Sweat shirts and tee-shirts for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Flannel and long sleeve shirts for adults
  • Pants and jeans for adults – all sizes especially larger sizes
  • Sneakers – men’s & women’s most needed
  • Shower shoes/thongs
  • Rain ponchos for adults & children

Personal & Household items

  • Hygiene Items (Travel or regular size)
  • toothpaste
    • toothbrush
    • deodorant
    • shampoo
    • disposable razors
    • bar soap
    • hand & body lotion
    • sanitary napkins & tampons
  • Blankets (preferably wool)
  • Backpacks or duffel bags
  • Sleeping bags for adults
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Bedding: Twin size sheets, comforters and pillows. Please note pillow must be new.

Welcome Home Packages

  • Kitchen Kits (dish towels, dish soap, utensils, plates and cups, pots and pans etc.)
  • Bathroom Necessities (shampoo and conditioner, body wash/soap, hand and body towels, shaving cream, razors, etc.)
  • Bedroom Essentials (comforter, sheets, pillows, pajamas, slippers, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (dust pan, broom, Windex, counter spray, toilet bowl cleaner and brush, etc.).