Holiday Party Setup Saturday, Dec 4th, Member of the Year elections

As we move into the festive time of year, we are delighted to announce that Neil Saund will be hosting the Annual Holiday Party at his Duplex in Marina Del Rey on December 11th.

But first:  We need to deck the halls!  Please join us Saturday morning December 4th at 9:00AM to decorate the tree, put up the Christmas lights and in general, get things party-ready.

Holiday party Set-up Session:
When:  Saturday, December 4, at 9:00AM. 
Where:  12966 Rubens Ave, Los Angeles, CA
. (at Alla Road)

Things to bring:
Folding Tables, Chairs, and any special decorations you may want to put up.  Ian will be getting the tree and Tim will bring Christmas lights.

Member of the Year Nominations:
We are still accepting nominations for Member of the Year.  Nominees include:
Ian Fraser
Rob Kadota
Eric Muhlheim
Carl Townsend

The cut-off for voting is Noon on December 4th.  If you did not get a chance to vote at the Chili cookoff, you can send your selection to [email protected].

Holiday Party Details
As noted above, the Holiday party will be a Neil’s Duplex on December 11th at 5:00PM.  Rumor has it that Santa will be making an appearance.  Also, we will announce the Member of the Year Award and the Brewer of the year award.

Due to the pandemic, we will be enforcing the same protocol we used at the Oktoberfest party for the protection and safety of all.

  • We ask that all attendees are vaccinated and can provide proof of same upon request.
  • This event is NOT a pot luck event!  There will be no self-serve of food or beverages.
  • The club will set up our “land-locked” food truck stall in Neil’s Duplex serving up all the traditional style holiday fest foods!  You just walk up and your food will be handed directly to you from one of those poor bastards working the food stall (Rob and Ian).
  • All beers will be served in a 1 time use plastic glass by the beer-tenders working the bar.  No self-pouring allowed.  This will limit cross contamination.
  • Bottle sharing will still be encouraged with the hope that all participants remain self-aware and be cautious.

Got beer?  We need all types of beer, meads, cider and sodas for this event.  Pull out your favorite holiday beverage, dust off the bottle or keg and bring it down!  We’ll have the Wave of Beer set up to help dispense your holiday homebrews.  If you plan to bring beer, soda or other seasonally festive beverage, please contact Carl at: [email protected] & let him know what you will bring.  Everyone who signs up in advance will have a festive tap tag.


We need a few more heat lamps and fire pits so please donate them if you can.

We need lot & lots FIREWOOD!  If you can bring wood please do so.  December evenings can be cold so please help bring some wood so we can all stay warm.

We need more TABLES, e-z ups (canopies), and power strips.

We also need CO2 cylinders and Sanke taps to help make sure all the beverages flow cold with perfect carbonation.

If at all possible, please bring your kegs and heavy stuff to setup on Friday evening or between 10am – 12noon on Saturday. This makes the last minute activities at party time go much more smoothly. The early kegs get the best slots on the Wave. Make sure all your kegs, coolers, tanks  taps, and other equipment are well labeled so they all return to their rightful owners Sunday morning.

Note, if you can’t deliver beer kegs to the Neil’s house at setup on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, then please email Carl Townsend at [email protected] to make arrangements to drop off your kegs at his house.

VOLUNTEERS needed for setup & cleanup
On Saturday, Dec 11th from approximately 10am to 12noon, we need help with final setup at Neil’s.

On Sunday, Dec 12th, starting at 10am, we need lots of people to help with clean up. The more we get the faster it goes. (We will probably ending around 12noon-1pm).

We hope to make this event a safe as possible while still maintaining a biergarten vibe for the participants.  We hope to see you all there!


Ian Fraser
President, Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Events:
Setup for Holiday party:  Saturday, December 4, at 9:00AM.
Holiday Party:  Saturday December 11 at 5:00PM
Party Clean up:  Sunday, December 12 at 10:00AM