Pacific Gravity Club Meeting, Chili Cook-off and Elections

Greetings Pacific Gravity,Our November meeting is packed with activities and events!The Molloys were generous enough to host us (again) for the meeting and the chili cook-off. Remember, it’s a private residence so carry-in & carry-out and be on your best behavior!

Event:  November Club Meetings; Elections and Chili Cook-Off!
Where:  Casa Malloy:  6738 W. 87th Place, Westchester, CA 90045  (Please note, it is PLACE, not Street!)
Date: Saturday November 20th
Time:  12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM

We will be conducting our annual chili cook off and all members are invited to bring a crock pot of homemade chili to enter. We will also be conducting our elections for next years Board and Member of the Year!   We will accept nominations right up to the day of the event. Read more

October Meeting Thursday Oct 21 at Tortugo Brewery

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

Please join us this Thursday October 21, 2021 for our next monthly club meeting at Tortugo Brewing!

We will get started at 7:30 PM

October Monthly Meeting; Thursday 10/21/2021 at 7:30 PM

Tortugo Brewing Co.
916 W. Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(424) 227-9963

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VIRTUAL – Pacific Gravity Club Meeting Thursday August 19th

 

Greetings Pacific Gravity!
Greetings Pacific Gravity, I Hope you all are staying well and safe.  We have good news and bad news.Due to the rising COVID numbers and out of an abundance of caution the board has decided to postpone the Summer Party tentatively scheduled for August 28, to its new date of October 2nd, 2021.  Instead of a “summer” party, we will now call it our “OKtoberfest” party! We will have an Oktoberfest theme and foods.  If my plan comes together we will even have a special surprise in store!Because we decided to postpone the summer party we also decided to pivot and have a club meeting this month.  However, the board also decided to hold this meeting as “virtual” to avoid spreading the Delta variant to our members.  We hope that we can resume ‘in person’ meetings next month but we are monitoring the situation as a day to day and will decide based on the CDC guidance given.

For August 19, we will be holding our meeting virtually at Tortugo Brewing.  Joe has generously put together a tasting pack of beers he has ready to go.  Thank you for putting this together for us on the fly Joe!
Tortugo Brewing Co.
916 W. Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood,  CA  90302
(424) 227-9963The tasting pack will be a 4-pack of 16 OZ cans of the following:

  • 2 16oz Watermelon mint west Coast IPA; – An 8.5% ABV West coast IPA brewed with 400 lbs of fresh watermelon and 25lbs of fresh mint dry hopped with citra and lemon drop
  • 2 16oz BC25 coffee west coast IPA – A 7% ABV Single Westcoast IPA brewed with Ethiopian and Sumatra coffee then dry hopped with galaxy and mosaic hops
  • PLUS:  1 32oz Santiago Stout – A 6.7% abv American Stout With huge roast and malty notes (Lloyd Johnson’s first 100% of his own recipe on the Tortugo brewing system)!

All 5 beers for a special club price of $25!

All the beers will be available starting on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

I hope to see you all then!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser

President, Pacific Gravity

Upcoming Events

Friday Sept. 3rd:  First Friday at Richmond Grill

Thursday Sept 16, 2021: Club Meeting @ Tortugo Brewing

Saturday October 2, 2021:  Oktoberfest Party at Dean’s

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

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.

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

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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Pacific Gravity February Club Meeting Thursday Feb 18th

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

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

February Club Meeting (VIRTUAL)

Tortugo Brewing  

916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302 

(424) 227-9963 

Thursday 2/18/2021 at 7:30 PM 

Joe has once again put together a Pacific Gravity Special for this meeting, the beers will be available starting on Saturday Feb 13th:

Three 32oz Crowlers for $25:
BALTRA RED  6% ABV 19 IBU  An American red ale. This beer has a big body and a nice grainy sweetness and a crisp dry finish.
MÄRZEN  5.6% ABV 19 IBU A German Lager With a Nice Malty Sweetness
JOE  AND THE GIANT PEACH, a kettle sour  6%.   15 IBU  A completely new way of brewing a kettle sour. Joe used a Sac Strain that produces lactic acid primary fermentation. He also added 85 lbs of real white peaches.

Joe will be on hand to discuss the beers and new news from the brewery, there is some!  Swing by this weekend, grab some beers and tune in next Thursday, see you then!

You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please drop me a line at [email protected] and I will send it to you.
This should be a cool First Friday, jump in and I will see you there!

Sincerely,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

 

Pacific Gravity January Meeting Thursday Jan 21st

For our January 21, 2021 club meeting we are going virtual out of town! We will feature Ventura Brewing where club member Dan White is the Brewer!

PACIFIC GRAVITY January Club Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING) at Ventura Coast Brewing Co.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Dan will be joining us to talk about life in Ventura, the brewery and especially the beers! He has put together a great mixed 4 pack of pints for us to taste, including:

VCBC Light; a light lager
Neighborhood; American pale ale
Purple Tears; West Coast IPA
Life Day; Robust Porter

The Beer is here (Special thanks to Terry Molloy for making the trip)! The 4 packs are $15 each and can be picked up starting today at Ian’s garage:
3938 Glencoe Ave, Venice, 90291 (310) 435-1329 (text on arrival).

If you want to use PayPal to pay the link is here:
https://py.pl/hiK4R

Please note you will be charged $15.75 if you pay via PayPal.
We will also make announcements and introduce the incoming Board at the meeting.

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!

See you there!

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

 

NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING (VIRTUAL) at El Segundo Brewing Co. Thursday Nov 19th 7:30PM

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

Now that we are passed that super scary time of year known as elections…what, you thought I was talking about Halloween?   It must be time for a beer!

For our November 19, 2020 we are going virtual at yet another local brewery, El Segundo Brewing Company!
PACIFIC GRAVITY NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING (VIRTUAL) at El Segundo Brewing Co.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Thomas Kelley and possibly one of the brewers (yet to be named) will join us on the ZOOM session to talk about the beers, happenings at the brewery and plans for the future.  We are making this month more of a free for all on the beers, stop by El Segundo and pick some of your favorites and join us!

At the time of this write up they have the following available:
Office with a View – new Tone Series IPA featuring Loral
Power of Flight – El Dorado / Amarillo IPA
Gouden Darm – Belgian Strong Golden
South Bay Bubble – Marris Otter base with Centennial, El Dorado, Idaho 7, Citra, Denali
South Bay Double Bubble, Double IPA
Seco IPA – Brut IPA with Citra, El Dorado, Rakau
Nearly IPA – 6% “IPA” with Motueka and Nelson
Casa Azul,
Mayberry,
Broken Skull.
All those are available in 16oz cans.

They also have 2020 vintages of Old Jetty and Standard Crude packaging this week. They come in 375ml bottles.  And of course, Citra and Hammerland in 12oz stubbies.

And speaking of elections other business will include elections! Please look for a separate email with election information and instructions on how to vote this year!  Get some beer, cast your vote, and come celebrate all the turkeys who make this club work!

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!
Cheers,

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity