Upcoming Competitions and Important Dates

6mar5:00 pm- 5:01 pmLABBC Entry Deadline5:00 pm - 5:01 pm LA Ale works and local homebrew shops

15mar8:30 am- 4:00 pmLABBC Judging8:30 am - 4:00 pm LA Ale Works

Competition Corner – March 2019

The beers have been organized into their walk-in cooler lair In hopes that Master Level Judges soon would be there.     Well, the big event is almost here:  The 5th Annual Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge.  With thanks to Los Angeles Ale Works, just about everything is set for judging day on Sunday, March 24th. […]

Competition Entries Update – AHA Nationals and LABBC

Thank to Tom Hok, we will have transportation of entries to San Diego for the AHA competition! Tom will be at the Monster brew at Smog City on Saturday (3/9).  You can bring entries with you if you are coming. Otherwise, please bring them by my place tomorrow or Friday.  I’ll be out and about […]

Competition Corner – February 2019

The on-line registration deadline for the California State Fair is this Friday, February 8th.  This one has been moving earlier in the season each of the last several years.  Registration is already open at http://home.castatefair.beer/.  You can drop off entries at South Bay or Eagle Rock shops, but they must be packed for shipping.  Local […]

AFC Entry Dropoff – Due Thursday Jan 24th

Thanks to a roadtrip offer by Peter Moran, we have personalized handling of our homebrew competitions entries for America’s Finest City Competition to Alesmith Brewing Co.  But, you must drop off your entries to me (Carl) no later than Thursday, January 24th. Registration is open at https://quaff.org/AFC-2019/ .  2 bottles are needed for each entry, […]

Competition Corner – January 2019

Rain, Rain, while you’re here, Keep things cool to lager my beer. With a new year upon us, I hope you are taking advantage of the cool winter weather to get some fresh batches of beer going.  I’m currently working on a “garage lager”.  At some point, it will need to go into the beer […]

California State Homebrew Competition Drop-off Info

The deadline the California State Homebrew Competition is rapidly approaching.  This is the final competition for the 2018 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Award. Thanks to an offer to drive from Michael Ritchie, we will have personalized hand delivery of our entries San Francisco.   You can drop off your beers at one of two […]

Pacific Brewers Cup Entries Due Friday Sept 14th

Entries for the 2018 Pacific Brewers Cup are now being accepted and are due no later than Friday, September 14th.  On-line registration is available at http://strandbrewersclub.org/pbc/bcoem/.  Strand Brewers Club will be running the show this year.   This is a large competition is hosted on a rotating basis between Pacific Gravity, Strand Brewers and Long Beach […]

Competition Corner – August 2018

While most of us were having a blow-out summer party, (thanks Dean!) other diligent beer judges were hard at work judging the Los Angeles County Fair.  Congratulations to Kingsley Toby, who picked up the overall second place Best of Show with his beer, Second Sleep, a whiskey-aged stout.  It also picked up First Place in […]