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

Pacific Gravity October Meeting (Virtual) Thursday 10/15

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope you all are drinking good beer while staying safe during this extended isolation period of 2020. The club is still maintaining a gathering and presence with our virtual club meetings and First Fridays. We hope you can join us for our next club meeting at 7:30PM this Thursday October 15, 2020.

In our ongoing efforts to drink and support local, our October club meeting we are doing a virtual club meeting at Santa Monica Brew Works

PG Alumni Drew Pomati will be online to talk about the beers in the 4 pack plus current events at the brewery!  Santa Monica Brew Works has put together a PG 4 Pack of 16 oz. pints for $20.00; they include:
Pacific Gravity Homebrew Club – Mix 16 oz 4-pack

16 oz Black is Beautiful (Imperial Stout)
16 oz Modern WIT (Belgian-style Witbier)
16 oz Pali Pils (West Coast-Style Pilsner)
16 oz Head In the Clouds (Juicy DIPA)

These 4 packs of 16 oz cans are available now! So stop by, say hi and grab your beers!
Santa Monica Brew Works is located at:
1920 COLORADO AVENUE, SUITE C;
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404

Other business will be upcoming elections, and member of the year, holiday party planning and more!
The zoom link is in the email, if you did not get it send me a note at: [email protected]ty.org

Please try and attend!
Ian Fraser

 

Virtual September Club Meeting at Project Barley Brewery

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

We are entering the September phase of the longest March in history!  I hope you all are drinking good beer while staying safe during this extended isolation period of 2020. The club is still maintaining a gathering and presence with our virtual club meetings and First Friday’s.  For our September club meeting we are doing a virtual club meeting at Project Barley Brewery.

Club Meeting at Project Barley (virtual)
September 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Rives will lead us on a tasting of some of their current releases and update the group on current events in the craft brewing industry as they fight for parity under the law to get reopened.  Rives has selected some interesting beers for the group, they include:

Monkey and the Engineer (Hefeweizen)
Parker’s Milk Stout
Rojo Red IPA, made with wet hops from a farm in Fillmore that Rives helped harvest
Faberge IPA Brut IPA, it finished at 1.000 SG; with all southern Hemisphere hops

4 packs of 16 oz cans will be made available starting Friday afternoon through next Thursday for $20.00 per 4 pack.  Rives will drop them off at my place for pick up:  3938 Glencoe Ave, Venice CA 90291.
So stop by, say hi and grab your beers!
The zoom link is in the email, if you did not get it send me a note at: [email protected]

Coming up:
Virtual First Friday October 2nd, 7:00 PM
Virtual Club Big Brew October 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring Dean’s American Brown Ale
Virtual Club Meeting Thursday, October 15, 7:30 PM

PG August Virtual Club Meeting

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this message finds you all well, safe and healthy.

For our August virtual club meeting we are returning to Tortugo Brewing! It is our home base after all!  Joe Kovach will be on hand to discuss his beers and the current situation at Tortugo!  He has also put together a 3 pack of 32 oz. crowlers at the family discount price of $25!

Plus his newly released I survived 2020 by drinking Tortugo to go beer t-shirts are available.  A must have!  Tortugo shirts and hats are $25 each.  Or get the combo pack of a shirt and 3 32oz crowlers for $50.

The 3 packs will include:
CRISTOBAL MEXICAN STYLE LAGER
5.2% AVB 20 IBU
This is no wimpy Lager. This lager pays homage to its traditional German roots while going to enjoy some sun south of the border. This crisp clean lager has nice delicate fruit notes from the yeast a touch of sweetness from the maize.

KICKER ROCK IPA
6.9% ABV 54 IBU
Finished with Citra and Mosaic Hops.  East coast meets West coast with this Tropical IPA. You get hit with Honey dew and Citrus on the nose and a strong malt backbone with a clean refreshing finish.

SEYMOUR KOLSCH
5% ABV 25 IBU

Our Take on a Traditional Kölsch Style. Nice Grainy Notes, Clean Fruit notes from the yeast and a smooth finish.

During the meeting we will all sip along as we learn from the brewer what went into the making of these beers!   This way we have a sense of a ‘style of the month’ beer tasting ass well as being part of our own community! Plus we support one of our own!

We are not posting the Zoom link publicly but all members should have received an email invitation with all the details.  If you did not get the email but want to join the meeting send me an email at [email protected] and I will forward it to you.

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

 

Virtual Club Meeting at LA ALE WORKS June 18, 2020

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we continue to shelter in place.

We had such a good time at our Virtual May Club meeting at Tortugo Brewing and sampling Joe’s beers that we have decided to repeat the game plan and go virtual to LOS ANGELES ALE WORKS for our June 18, 2020 club meeting!  Thanks Joe for making a great meeting happen!

Kip and LAAW has put together a knock-out line up of beers in the form of a four pack for club members to purchase.  They are:

Long Haul’ – A rum barrel Imperial Stout
Quantum Leap’ – A seriously easy drinking IIIPA – 10% ABV
Chromatic’ – A juicy double hazy IPA featuring Nelson Sauvin hops – 8.5% ABV
Sum Sum’ – Their new summer Ale

The cost of the 4 pack is $20.00.  Kip included the P.G. Club discount in calculating the cost of the 4-pack, so this is a deal!

Starting today you can swing by the brewery and tell them you are here for the “Pacific Gravity 4 pack” and set them aside until Thursday when Kip and Brian will tell us the stories behind the beers, give us updates on how the brewery is operating under current conditions and what beers they have planned for summer!

Kip also strongly recommends folks pick up a can of ‘DigiMax’ while they are there…it is not part of the 4 pack but it is beer that Kip like talking about!  So pick one up while you can!

Then on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM tune into the virtual Zoom club meeting at LA ALE WORKS, sip some LAAW beers, and talk to the brewers and here the plans the club has for then next couple of months!

We are not posting the Zoom link publicly but all members should have received an email invitation with all the details.  If you did not get the email but want to join the meeting send me an email at [email protected] and I will forward it to you.

Cheers,
Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers

Pacific Gravity May Club Meeting -Virtual- Thursday May 21 at 7:30PM

Greetings Pacific Gravity,

I hope this message finds you all well, safe and healthy during this extended time of crisis and uncertainty! Pacific Gravity is doing what we can to add a little normalcy and continuity during this time.

In our ongoing effort to continue to comply with state mandated regulations against group gatherings, our May 21, 2020 club meeting will be virtual. Time will be at 7:30 PM.

However we want to be at Tortugo Brewing! So how do we achieve this? Well we are bringing Tortugo to you! Our meeting will include a virtual celebration of Tortugo Brewing. Joe Kovach will be on hand to discuss his beers and in particular the Balta Red and the Secret IPA. Here is how it works! Stop by Tortugo Brewing starting tomorrow and pick up some of his beers, be sure to include the ‘Balta Red’ and the ‘Secret IPA’ in your purchases.

Joe has the following beers available at this time:
Cristobal Mexican lager 5.2%;
Seymour Kolsch 5%;
Isabela white ale 4.5%;
Baltra red ale 6%
Kicker rock IPA 6.9%;
West Coast Livin IPA 8%;
Porter 7.5%;
Applewood Smoked pale ale 5.2% &
Secret IPA 7%;
Lava beer dry hopped red ale 6%

Also he has these but these beers sell out fast!
New mai tai pa 5% (available Thursday)
New Island time 3% (available Thursday)
New Caught in the Rain 5% (available Friday) Read more

April Virtual Meeting Thursday 4-16 7:30PM

Greetings Members,

I hope you are all staying home, healthy and safe during this crazy time!   Due to the restrictions put into place due to the Covid – 19 pandemic our meeting this month is going virtual!

Please see the email, sent to you from the club, for the information you will need to join our virtual club meeting. If you did not get an email inviting you to the club meeting please reach out me at:  [email protected] and we will get you the needed information.  You will need to download the ‘ZOOM’ app or already have it to access the meeting.  We will discuss the current situation, plans for the future, competition news, compare the beers we are drinking and even have a virtual tasting hosted by our own Craig Corley!

Our style of the month are Belgian beers and he is going to be tasting a Westmalle Double and Triple.  So if you are lucky enough to have one of those in your stash, you can taste right along with him!  We are also going to invite our club sponsors so you can get the latest brewery information, news, and what’s available for purchase during this crisis!

So get yourself set up on Zoom, log in with the links below and we will see you all on Thursday!

Cheers,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity

Pacific Gravity response to the Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Dear Club Members,

Considering the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that Pacific Gravity is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our membership and guests. In an abundance of caution and to avoid exposure the Board has decided to suspend club meetings and events for the short term as this situation develops.

As of this moment, judging for LABBC will still happen this Sunday (3/15), but this could change, so please check for any last-minute notices. Given that this is a discretionary event, we recognize that some of you may wish to not participate. If this is the case, please contact Carl Townsend (Head judge)  as soon as possible.

We will be taking a number of precautions at the judging site to avoid any unnecessary exposure. Specifically,
1) You will be asked point blank as you enter if you are sick, or even think you might be sick, or if you have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19. (We would hope that you would refrain from even coming out.)
2) Please avoid unnecessary body contact. Do a fist-bump if necessary, but avoid shaking hands or hugs. We will be spreading you out to avoid crowding.
3) Please wash your hands thoroughly using the CDC guidelines a couple of times throughout the morning. We will provide plastic gloves for use if desired. If you have hand sanitizer, please bring some along.
4) Do not pass around cups of beer. Do not swig out of the bottles, even if they are nearly empty. We will have plenty of cups available.
5) Lunch will be served up by our chef. Please do not serve yourself. If the weather cooperates, please spread out to eat using the outdoor tables. (This also avoids food smells in the judging area.)

Other Upcoming Events:
The March meeting scheduled for March 19th is cancelled.
The Monster brew scheduled for March 28, 2020 at Smog City Brewing is postponed, tentatively until May.
AHA has notified us that the first round judging for the National Homebrew Conference has been postponed.
We are staying in contact with the CHA and monitoring their response and will provide updates about SCHBF (May 1-3, 2020) as they become available.

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our club’s membership and public health officials assess our risk to be low, we are focused on caring for the health and well being of our members, their families and our community at large.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused.

Please maintain your focus on keeping yourselves and your families safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Ian Fraser
President
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers