July First Friday at Firestone Walker Propagator

As July rolls around, we are starting to break out of our social bubbles. We will start out with First Friday live and in-person at Firestone-Walker Propagator Restaurant. Join us Friday July 2 at 7:00 PM at an indoor table reserved for the club.  Manager Jay Sanders will stop by our table and fill us in on all the happenings at the Propagator.  He has also offered us the opportunity to bring a homebrew along (NO commercial beers). While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Bottle Store (which closes at 9PM).

For those of you who still prefer social distancing, we will also be on Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/634397402?pwd=N0dXdnhhTW5ySzBPdUhqRTN5SzRWZz09
Meeting ID: 634 397 402 Password: 128972

Propagator is at 3205 Washington Blvd.Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.

Restaurant (310) 439.8264,  Store (310) 740.9060

See you there!

Competition Corner – July 2021

As we are coming out of our COVID-induced cocoons, we finally have some competitions to work on. First up is the California Homebrewers Association Fall Best of Show Competition.  Pacific Gravity is allowed to have two entries only.  Congratulations to Eric Muhlheim who has already qualified with an outstanding Schwarzier. Hence, we have just ONE more entry slot.  This is a small competition with just four more acceptable styles:

❏ 1A. American Light Lager
❏ 1C. Cream Ale
❏ 8B. Schwarzbier (This slot won by Eric!)
❏ 19B. California Common
❏ 23A. Berliner Weisse
If you have a beer to enter, please drop me a line by July 2nd. If more than one person responds, we will do a small taste-off.

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PG Member Tomm Carroll featured speaker for Masterclass in Italian craft beer

Veteran Pacific Gravity member, beer writer and international beer judge Tomm Carroll, a longtime advocate for birra artigianale, joins Italian craft beer expert Lorenzo “Kuaska” Dabove for an online Masterclass entitled Untapped Secrets of Italian Craft Beer. 

A collaboration between the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West (IACCW), headquartered in Los Angeles, and the Accademia delle Professioni in Padua, the class will explore the originality and creativity of modern Italian brewers and the intimate relationship to their homeland through the use of local ingredients. 

Lorenzo and Tomm will be tasting and discussing one of the great and most unique of Italian beers: Nora, from Birra Baladin.  If attendees would like to taste along with them (optional), they can purchase a bottle of Nora at Eataly in Century City in the LA area, or wherever fine Italian craft beers are sold in your region.

Tomm invites you to check out Untapped Secrets of Italian Craft Beer, which takes place online Thursday, July 8, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT (9:00-10:00 PM CET). For more information and complimentary registration (closes July 5), visit

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masterclass-untapped-secrets-of-italian-craft-beer-tickets-158188242291

Club Meeting June 17th Featuring Smog City (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
Yes, this month’s club meeting is still virtual, but the beers that our good friends over at Smog City have lined up for tasting will make it worth your while. Porter will be joining in to give us the low down on these great selections. So zoom on in for the meeting.Swing by this weekend, or order online and pick up for faster service. The beers will be live and available to order tomorrow morning. Tune in next Thursday, see you then!Thursday 6/17/2021 at 7:30 PMJune Club Meeting (VIRTUAL) Smog City
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-7664
Check out this knock out line up of beers that are available now.PG 4-pack – $22.00 

  • Strange Times 8 – Double Dry Hopped Triple IPA – 10.3% ABV featuring CItra, Simcoe, and Azacca Cryo
  • 10th Anniversary IPA – 6.8% ABV featuring Strata, Chinook, & Centennial
  • From LA Wit Love – Belgian Wit Bier – 4.3% ABV with sweet and bitter orange peels and coriander. This beer is open fermented and lagered.
  • White Peach Saison – 6.5% ABV Foudre fermented mixed culture saison with over 3.5 lbs per GALLON of organic white peaches from Tenerelli farms.

Here is a direct link to order for the Torrance taproom pickup:

Pacific Gravity Club Pack

Check your email for the Zoom link.

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:

July 2, 2021:  First Friday with Firestone Walker Brewing

Always best to plan ahead!

Club Hats Now Available

They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.  Contact Craig Corley.

Annual Dues

It’s time to renew your annual membership dues for the Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club. 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming swag opportunities!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6

June First Friday at Harajuku Taproom (Virtual)

Hopefully by this Friday your vaccines will be kicking in.  But, in the meantime, we are still celebrating virtually.  Please join us once again for a Beer, Sake and food pairing with Harajuku

First Friday June 4, 2021
Culver City, CA 90230

Taproom.   We will start up a Zoom session Friday June 4th at 7:00 PM.

Adam Guttentag has put together a special deal for us:

2 Beers from Baird Brewing:

1 sake:

Food Pairing: A special Pacific Gravity Bento:
  • Chicken Karaage,
  • Pork/Chicken Gyoza Dumplings,
  • Seaweed Salad, Pickles,
  • Rice
Price: $30 and we would appreciate pre-orders by noon on Friday (6/4) and pick up by 5pm.

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

Coming up:

First Friday June 4, 2021 featuring Harajuku Taproom
Club Meeting June 17, 2021

Club Hats Now Available

They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.  Contact Craig Corley.

Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues in March, it’s not too late! 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. New swag opportunities are just around the corner!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6
You can also renew by credit card at PayPal, or by check or cash.

May Club Meeting Featuring Tortugo (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

We continue to meet while staying home, so once again into the internet!  Our May Club Meeting is a return to our home court meeting ground, Tortugo Brewery!

May Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Thursday May 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM 

Tortugo Brewing  
916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302 

(424) 227-9963 
>Papa Joe has put together a special Club pack for us:
2 16oz cans of Galapagos, a Triple West coast IPA 11%, 88IBU
1 32oz crowler of Secret IPA, West coast IPA 7%, 66IBU
1 32oz crowler of Cristobal Mexican Lager 5.2%, 18IBU
Special Club price:  $30

Tortugo is OPEN 2PM all weekend for outdoor taproom service.

Current Hours:
WED-THURS • 4PM-10PM
FRI-SUN • 2PM-10PM
Closed Mon + Tues

Coming up:
First Friday June 4, 2021 featuring Harajuku Taproom
Club Meeting June 17, 2021

Club Hats Now Available

They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.  Contact Craig Corley.

Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues in March, it’s not too late! 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. New swag opportunities are just around the corner!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6
You can also renew by credit card at PayPal, or by check or cash.

May First Friday at The Daily Pint (Virtual)

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
For our First Friday for May we are coming back to the Daily Pint via Belgium! First Friday May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM. Phil has rounded up some tasty Belgian style beers for us.They include:
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Witbier, https://www.unibroue.com/en-us/beers/classics/blanche-de-chambly
Russian River Defenestration, Brett IPA  https://www.russianriverbrewing.com/defenestration/
Westmalle Dubbel, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westmalle_Brewery
Trappist Rochefort 8, the classic Belgian, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochefort_Brewery
The 4-pack of beers will cost $40.00.
The beers will be available from Saturday, May 1st  on to Friday at Ian’s house, located at: 3939 Glencoe Ave, Venice  CA  90291  (310) 435-1329 (Txt upon arrival) So stop by, grab some beers and let’s get ready for May Belgian style! Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity HomebrewersThe Zoom link for this meeting will be sent by separate email

Club Hats Now Available

Craig will be leaving some club hats at Ian’s when he stops by to pick up his beers on Sunday. They’re $20 each for current members and $22 for past due or non members, cash only.  Available in black, green or khaki.

 Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues last month, it’s not too late! 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. New swag opportunities are just around the corner!

You can pay for  your dues when you pick up beer at Ian’s!

Upcoming Events

May 20:  Club Meeting (Virtual) featuring Tortugo Brewing Co.
June 4:  First Friday (Virtual)  featuring Harajuku Taproom

Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday April 15th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
Party Time! April’s club meeting continues to be virtual, but it’s sure to be a party because at this month’s meeting we will feature the beers from Party Beer Co. Long time club member turned brewery owner Lee Bakofsky will be on hand to drink a few beers and talk about his beer selections for tasting during the meeting.Swing by Party Beer Co. starting this Friday, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!
Thursday 4/15/2021 at 7:30 PM  April Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Party Beer Co.
4203 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 248-1710
Hours:
Thursday – Sunday 12-9PM  Dine-in, takeout and delivery
Tuesday – Friday 12-5PM  takeout and delivery
(CLOSED MONDAYS)The Zoom link will be sent by separate email, so check your inbox.Check out this great four-pack line up of beers that are available starting this Friday.

Stoner Dood Hazy IPA
Malts: Malts: Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, C-15,
Acidulated Hops: Idaho 7, Citra, Mosaic
Yeast: Conan and US-05

Drink It!
Malts: Pilsner, light Pilsner, Chit, and Acidulated
Hops: SV Celeia, DE Tettnang, CZ Saaz
Yeast: 34/70

Party Beer Co. IPA
Malts: Pilsner, Golden Promise, Acidulated, Dextrine
Hops: Citra, Eureka
Yeast: SD Super

Party Beer Co. Hazy
Malts: Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, Acidulated
Hops: Citra, Altus, Mosaic
Yeast: London III and East Coast Ale

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:

May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily Pint
May 20, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Tortugo

Always best to plan ahead!

Annual Dues

If you missed out on paying your dues last month, it’s not too late! 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. New swag opportunities are just around the corner!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6

Virtual First Friday at Three Weavers April 2nd

For our First Friday in April we are featuring Three Weavers Brewing Company.  We will be firing up the Zoom virtual meeting at 7:00PM April 2nd.  Alexandra has put together a special mixed four pack consisting of the following:
Little Green Room (Pilsner, 16oz)
Day Job (Pale Ale, 12 oz)
Blursday (Rosé Sour, 16 oz)
Some Dark Hollow (Jameson barrel aged Imperial Stout, 12 oz)
Price: $10.00
More complete descriptions of the beers can be found at https://www.threeweavers.la/menu/

Beers are available at the brewery starting Saturday (3/27).   The special four-pack is not listed on the website, so we recommend you stop by in person.  The brewery is open for beer pickup at brewery daily, 12-9 (including weekends).  But if you are in a bind, delivery can be arranged.  And, if you want to have a beer in the beer garden, they are open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 9PM.

Three Weavers is located at:
1031 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-400-5830

The Zoom link will be sent by separate email, so check your inbox.
 
Upcoming Events:
Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:
April 15, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Party Beer Co.
May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily PintAlways best to plan ahead!Hope to see you there!
Carl Townsend

Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday March 18th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
This month’s club meeting is still virtual, but the beers our good friends at LA Ale Works have selected for tasting continue to make it a great night for beer drinking. Kip will be on hand to discuss the beers and news from the brewery! FYI: LAAW gives 10% discounts on any other beers club members might wish to pick up.  Swing by this weekend, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!
Thursday 3/18/2021 at 7:30 PM
March Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)
LA Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
(424) 456-4191
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 meeting, jump in and I will see you there!Check out this knock out line up of beers that are available now.
PG Mixed 4-pack – $15.00 (includes club discount)

Lupulin Orbit – Vet Blend – West Coast IPA – 7.5%
BTWN the Ply – West Coast DIPA – 8.5%
Wandering Abroad – 6.0% Nectarine
Lemon Grab – Witbier – 5.4%

Special BBA Mixed 4-pack – $36.00 (includes club discount)

Heavy Impulse – English Barleywine
Rush’ N Attack – Russian Imperial Stout
Long Haul – Blend with Coconut
Jazz Forever – Blend Coffee

See below for beer descriptions.

 

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Keep your calendars open! We have even more opportunities for beer drinking.
Here is some of what’s in store for the future:

April 2, 2021:  First Friday with Three Weavers
April 15, 2021:  Club meeting featuring Party Beer Co.
May 7, 2021:  First Friday with the Daily Pint

Always best to plan ahead!

Annual Dues

It’s time to renew your annual membership dues for the Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club. 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, access to various brewing activities, discounts and information. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming swag opportunities!

Individual Membership = $36/yr – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/7nPtV
Couples Membership = $54/yr  – Renew now with PayPal: https://py.pl/85H04FHyUt6

 

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