Firestone Walker: Updated Info!


First off – just a reminder that this event is for club members who are current in their dues.  All club members may bring one guest.


I’ve received a number of emails today about tickets so rather than respond to each one I am posting about this here.  If you signed up at the club meeting last week for the Firestone Anniversary party tickets you should have received an email from me confirming.  If you did not receive an email please email me today.  Also, if you signed up with a +1 on the same email address you should only have received a single notification from me.

If you were unable to attend the meeting last week and you have not emailed me to sign up for tickets please email me today at [email protected] if you want to secure tickets to the anniversary party.


The Firestone team is going to issue a link and passcode for our club so that everyone can purchase their tickets.  I will be distributing this email to those that signed up.  This passcode will NOT be posted on the website.

Here is the link to purchase tickets: XIX ticket link

You will then be able to log in on Monday when tickets go on sale to the general public at 12pm (August 31st) and purchase your tickets at the discounted club rate.  You will be paying Firestone directly, not the club.

Our passcode is specific to Pacific Gravity.  Firestone is going to allot a fixed number of tickets to this passcode based off of signups.  If you only signed up for 1 ticket you should only purchase 1 ticket.  If you purchase more than 1 you will be stealing a ticket from your fellow club member.  Please do not do this!!

Once I have distributed the passcode to everyone who signed up I will post on the website confirming that I have distributed the code.


Purchasing tickets will be completed online at which point you can print up your ticket.  On the day of the event if you are attending the brew session in the morning you will be able check in for the anniversary party with your printed up ticket.  Staff from the party will be there and will be handing out wristbands to guests with tickets.  Please remember to bring your ID!

If you do not plan on attending the brew session you will need to stand in line with the general public to receive your wristband for the event.  The FW team does a pre-check for the general public starting at 9am when the line starts to form.  Doors open promptly at 11am for the public.


A couple of questions came up regarding the big weekend at our club meeting.  Here are the Q’s along with responses:

Q: Will breakfast be provided?

A: No.  You are responsible for breakfast.  Please do not bring food to the brewery.

Q: Are children allowed to attend?

A: No.  This is a 21+ event (we are brewing beer afterall, and attending a beer party) 🙂

Q: Being Halloween weekend, is this event a costumed event?

A: Here is a costume specific post for the XIX Party.  In short, yes costumes will be worn!

There is additional information on the event website and FAQ page.


Summer Party Countdown…this SATURDAY! (July 25th)


Are you ready for the big event on SATURDAY!?

We still really need your help so please review the checklist and let us know what you can do help!

Thanks for those who have signed up to bring FOOD but we haven’t heard from too many of you so please let us know what potluck dishes you are bring. We really need your good food to help soak up all the great beers!!

Tables and EZ Ups are still needed so please let us know if you have some you can bring.

Here’s the full checklist and key details:

Pacific Gravity’s Summer Party Checklist

Saturday, July 25th – 2pm to 10pm

Location: Dean Sussman’s – 1310 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, 90272




Checklist for ALL party attendees:

  • Bring BEER, BEER & more BEER! Also, bring sodas and a specialty non-beer beverage for the Red, White and/or blue competition. Please email what you are bringing to Carl at [email protected]
  • FOOD – sign up to bring All-American dishes to our POTLUCK party. (the club will supply some food but we need YOUR dishes too!) We need ALL kinds of food: appetizers, sides dishes, main dishes (pre-cooked), desserts, etc. All your specialty dishes are welcome! Thanks to the few of you who have already signed up your dishes but we need MORE food so please email us at [email protected] what dishes you will add to our feast!
  • VOLUNTEERS – we need YOU to help make this a successful party! Please email us at [email protected] . We have lots of volunteer opportunities!
    • Setup on Friday night
    • Cleanup on Sunday morning
    • More setup and food prep on Saturday morning
    • Front Gate Check-In shifts (several 1hr. slots still available between 1pm to 7pm)
    • Bartender shifts – 1hr. (please see Carl on Saturday to volunteer)
  • Beer Equipment (email Carl at: [email protected])
    • Jockey boxes
    • CO2 cylinders
    • Bags of ice for jockey boxes
  • Other Equipment needed for the party. Please let us know if you have any of the following and would be willing to loan to us for the party. Please email us at: [email protected] . We will email confirmation back if we need you to bring items on Friday night during setup.
    • Tables
    • EZ Ups/Canopies
    • BBQs
    • Power/extension cords
    • Extra coolers/ice chests
  • Don’t forget to bring and things to know:
    • Bring BEER & other beverages
    • Bring FOOD – All American BBQ themed
    • Fee for all adult guests is $10 per guest. Kids are free.
    • Payment for past due membership – cash or credit
    • Chairs and Blankets
    • Bathing suits and towels, if you want to use the swimming pool.
    • Sunscreen
    • Jackets & sweaters for the evening
    • Cash for Raffle tickets
    • PG merchandise will be available for sale at the Front Desk.
    • Note for food contributions, we will NOT have use of a kitchen for heating or cooling so please plan accordingly. Please label your food containers so that we can get them back to you.



Summer Party Beverages

Dean-Carl-WaveHey, we have just a couple weeks to go until the summer party at Dean’s place on Saturday, July 25th, and some of you haven’t let me know what beers and sodas you are bringing. Please drop me a line at [email protected] to let me know what you have. Some of you had listed “TBD”, so if you know what it is, please send me an update. Everyone who signs up in advance will have a colorful tap tag.

As usual, we will be voting for the best beer and best specialty beverage of the party. This year, to complement our All-American Barbeque, our specialty beverage theme is “Red, White and/or Blue”.  Any non-beer beverage that is red, white, and/or blue
will be in the running for our specialty contest. Your beverage can be a soda, alcohol-containing beverage, mead, cider or whatever potable potion you can dream up. The only restriction is that it can’t be beer. Sorry, folk, your wit beer can’t be used as a specialty “white” entry. But, rest assured, it will be considered for the Best Beer of the Party, an equally prestigious honor. Please let me know if it has alcohol in it, so we can arrange it on the correct table. We’ll have a few guests in the under-21 club, and don’t want any confusion. Either before or after. And, remember, sodas go a long way to breaking up the heat on a long summer day, so take the opportunity to sample them liberally.

We also need jockey boxes and CO2 cylinders to help make sure all the beverages flow cold with perfect carbonation. We have more kegs than taps on the Wave, and the jockey boxes help out big time. If you can bring a bag of ice for each jockey box, that would help out too. Rumor has it we’ll need a few Sanke taps, so if you have one bring it along.

If you enjoy serving beer, we’ll be setting up hour-long bartender shifts as the party gets going. It’s easy and fun, and a great way to meet everyone at the party.

If at all possible, please bring your kegs and heavy stuff Friday evening up to Dean’s place and help us set up. This makes the last minute activities on Saturday morning go much more smoothly. The early kegs get the best slots on the Wave. Make sure all your kegs, coolers, tanks and taps are well labeled so they all return to their rightful owners Sunday morning.

We still need help with pot-luck dishes, tables, easy-ups and other miscellaneous assistance. If you have a contribution, please contact Mimi at [email protected].

Dean Sussman’s place is at 1310 Amalfi Dr. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Setup starts Friday the 19th at 6:00 PM. The party runs from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday, July 20th. Cleanup begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.

Hope to see you there!
Carl Townsend

Beer for 20th Anniversary Party

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 6.57.53 PM copyWe’ll have the Wave of Beer cranked up for the 20th Anniversary Party. If you have a keg or two, bring them along. Let me know what you are bringing and I’ll have a special 20th Anniversary toe tags to decorate the tap. Drop me a line at [email protected]

See you there!

20th Anniversary Party Announcements!

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 6.57.53 PM copyOur February meeting (aka 20th Anniversary Party) is right around the corner! We have a few announcements to share leading up to the event:

*Set up will be on Friday 2/20 at 6pm and clean up on Sunday 2/22 at 10am at the Trux Stop, we need volunteers to help so we don’t stick our generous hosts with the task. Please contact [email protected] to sign up to volunteer!

*PG’s Chef Ian will be grilling up some carne asada! Please bring your dishes to soak up all the beer as well. You can fit the style and bring chips & guac, rice, beans, etc. or just anything you feel like!

*Bring your own folding chairs if you plan on sitting. We will also need some tables, please contact us if you have any, they can be dropped off during setup.

*MOST IMPORTANTLY…. Bring your home brews! What better way to celebrate 20 years as a home brew club than by sharing your beer with the rest of the club!

We look forward to seeing you all! Stay tuned next week for some exciting news about a special surprise we have for all you members!

Happy Pacific Gravity 20th Anniversary Kickoff Month!!

To kickoff our 20th anniversary, we will be posting old and possibly forgotten photos of past events / members each month starting with some from around 1999.  There are certainly more, but we’re trying to pick some of the better ones.  We wish they were a little better resolution, but after all, it was 1999!!! Hope you all enjoy and party like it’s 1999 this year to celebrate! …just don’t dress like it’s 1999, wow!

Cheers to our 20th and may we have an even better next 20 years! Read more

Holiday Party Reminder! This Saturday!

Hi All!

With the Holiday party just 2 days away we still need contributions for the party to make it a great success. The items we need are:
Jockey Boxes
Beer (of course)
And food (Turkey, Ham, Carbonade, Salad, Sides, appetizers,desserts, etc)

We will be setting up at Neil’s duplex tomorrow night at 5. Feel free to bring by item donations then or Saturday after 12.

12966 Rubens Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066

See you all Saturday!

6dec - 7dec 66:00 pmdec 7Holiday Party6:00 pm - 12:00 am (7) Neil Saund's Duplex

Holiday Party Volunteers

Since we are on a bit more of a tight schedule this year than usual, we will need as many volunteers as soon as possible for the following:

  • THIS SUNDAY (11/23/14) CLEAN-UP AND PREP- Neil Saund’s house
    • pressure wash the sidewalks
    • clean up the inside
    • wash the windows
    • Help move stuff around where Neil needs it
    • start hanging lights on the inside and outside

All the participants will be given FREE BEER from PBC current;y being stored in Neil’s fridges

  • SETUP (Friday, 12/5/14)
    • hang any remaining lights
    • set up easy ups
    • set up tables inside for food service
    • load in the Club Dispensing System
    • Bring in kegs and jockey boxes
    • hook up all the beer
  • EVENT (Saturday, 12/6/14)
    • Assist Chef Ian with any cooking he needs help with
    • finish any remaining set up
    • Check in members and guests at gate
  • CLEAN UP (Sunday 12/7/14)
    • Tear down all the madness from the night before and clean up Neil’s house to return it to normal condition

Sign up sheets or the various tasks will be at this months meeting (Saturday, November 22nd).


Pacific Gravity Holiday Party – December 6th


Mark your calendars for Saturday December 6th, 2014 as Neil Saund has graciously let the club host the annual Pacific Gravity Holiday Party at his duplex.



We need volunteers to help pull off a 150+ person party!  We will be doing preliminary clean-up THIS Sunday (11/23/2014).  Please help us out this Sunday and any other time you can!  Help make this years holiday party better than ever by volunteering and helping things run smooth. You can find more information below:

Volunteer Now!

Bring Food!

This is a potluck party, so we are depending on YOU to bring your favorite holiday dish to share.  Please know that there will be limited cooking and prep space, so bring your dish ready to eat and hot (if appropriate) in a disposable container (Smart & Final is a great resource for this).  If you must bring it in a non-disposable dish, please be prepared to take that dish home with you at the end of the party.  We will have a food list of what we will be provided by the club by the end of the week.  Bring sides or holiday staples like stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, creamed corn, veggies, and salads.  Bring appetizers and finger food like shrimp, pig in a blanket, egg rolls, stuffed mushrooms.  Bring you family recipe or holiday traditions.  There will be no “service” but dinner should commence by 6 PM.  Please email [email protected] with the dish you would like to bring so we can make a label for your food.

Bring Stuff!

We are renting some things, but we need the membership to help with much needed equipment.  Please email [email protected] if you can bring any of the items listed below to the party:

  • Easy Ups (in case of inclimate weather)
  • Patio Heaters
  • Jockey Boxes
  • CO2 Tanks
  • Serving tables

We already have things for the raffle, but if you have lightly used brew related schwag, please contact  [email protected]

Bring Beer!

Please email Carl at [email protected] with your beer’s name, style, ABV, and keg volume so that he can make labels. Feel free to bring home brew or special commercial beers in bottles to share with other guests as well.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute, please email the board at [email protected].

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