April 2010 PG Meeting Recap

The Pacific Gravity’s April meeting was another great night. Beer made with extracts was the style, so it was pretty wide open.  There was an IPA from Michael Lambert and one from Ed Lee, Michael Steinburg brought a mild, Kurt, Dave and Noel teamed up on a Vanilla Porter and Dave Lasdon brought an Oatmeal Stout.  Thanks to all for bringing beer to the meeting.

Michael Steinberg set out a spread of snacks.  We had a selection of cheeses and crackers, with popcorn on the side.  Thanks Michael.

The business part of the meeting involved all the upcoming events and contests on the schedule.  The big event is the Southern California Homebrewers Festival, and it will be a not to be missed event.  If you have never been, you don’t know what you’re missing, it’s an epic weekend of homebrew, friends, homebrew, food, homebrew, music and homebrew!

The Style of the Month Commercial Tasting was presented by Nathalie Baldaran.  The style was Smoke, Wood Aged and Specialty beer and we sampled a nice selection.  We started with the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier and then moved on to the Alaskan Smoked Porter.  The Aged Pale Ale by Petrus was next, followed by Deschutes Brewery’s Jubel 2010.  Up next was Schneider Weiss Hopfen Weiss and last but not least was Bootleggers Black Phoenix, a chipotle coffee stout.

After the commercial tasting, we sample more beer, lots of club members were breaking out bottles of homebrew.  This led up to the raffle and we gave out plenty of prizes, including a carboy and a wort chiller.

Then there was a vote for the best  in-style kegged beer of the meeting and the winner was Kurt, Dave and Noel with their Vanilla Porter. Put the $25.00 gift certificate to good use.

See you at the next meeting!