May First Friday at The Daily Pint (Virtual)
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
March provides us with probably the most beloved, beer-centric holiday, so let’s celebrate in true PG making-do-while-quarantined style this Friday with the first ever PG Virtual Stout-Fest First Friday! The beers of choice will be stouts, porters, reds and irish beers of your choice (there MAY be some mocking if it is green…). Please buy local if possible, or of course Irish!
First Friday Virtual Stout-Fest
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM PST
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!
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Keeping the Pandemic at bay report from the front lines…I hope you are all well and maintaining your sanity during this long sleep.
For our February First Friday Meeting we will feature Smog City Brewing as out virtual destination!
First Friday at Smog City Brewing
Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM PST
Smog City Brewing & Taproom
1901 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320 – 7664
Porter and Laurie have once again put together a Pacific Gravity Sample package of Smog City’s most recent beer releases for us to try. They will include:
*1 32 OZ Crowler of the ‘New Normal’ Lager
*1 Pint can of ‘Snow Donut’ Hazy IPA (6.7 ABV) brewed with Citra, Idaho 7, Falconer’s Flight hops.
*1 Pint can of ‘Quarantine Machine’ IPA (6.6 ABV) West Coast IPA brewed with Loral, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops
*1 500 ML Bottle of ‘Pink Moon’ (Cellar release of a Farmhouse Ale with Berries and Pink Peppercorn, 5.7% ABV)
The price for the Pacific Gravity Package will be: $32.00 after the sizable discount they are giving us.
You can order your beers here: https://smogcitybrewing.com/products/pacific-gravity-homebrew-club-1st-friday-set Please note that Smog City only delivers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so please order them soon! Read more →
Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you all safe, sound and recovered from your holidays! If so let’s kick off the new year with beer!
First Friday was January 2nd this year so we decided to move it to the following Saturday and make it special by hosting a Stuffed Sandwich First Friday held on the second Saturday!
EVENT: Stuffed Sandwich Second Saturday (VIRTUAL)
January 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
The way we hope to work this is that on Saturday, you swing by the Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday afternoon and pick up some food and beer to go, and then join us at 7:00 PM as we eat, drink and be merry together on ZOOM!
Stuffed Sandwich is at:
1145 E Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Marlene has some fantastic beers on tap, the current lineup includes:
Those of you who have social media can read the descriptions of the beers here: https://www.facebook.com/thestuffedsandwich/posts/10158408943682098
Marlene is also going to see what old bottles she has lying around of such beers as Thomas Hardy, Stille Nacht, Samiclaus and Big Foot and those bottles will be available for purchase as well!
This should be a fun event that supports one of our clubs long time strongest supporters at a time when they can use our support! So, grab a sandwich, grab some beer and settle in for cheers and laughter together!
Pacific Gravity is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pacific Gravity – First Friday (2nd Saturday Special Edition)
Time: Jan 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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I hope you all had a fulfilling, restful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday! Mine was quiet and very peaceful.
For our First Friday for December we are coming back to the Daily Pint. Phil has rounded up some tasty seasonal beers for us.
Schlenkerla Eiche (The oak smoke Dopplebock)
Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour Cherry Ale
Russian River’s ‘Jannemie’ Saison (those of you who bought the ‘Robert’ Saison, this is his sister beer)
The 3-pack of beers will cost $30.00. There will also be a separate offering of:
Old Rasputin Barrel aged in Bourbon Barrels 500 ML Bottle $30.
The beers will be available from Tuesday evening on to Friday at Ian’s house: 3939 Glencoe Ave, Venice CA 90291
Zoom coverage will begin at 7:00PM. You should receive a link to the Zoom meeting by separate email. If you don’t get the email, please let me know.
So stop by, grab some beers and let’s get ready for the holidays in style!
Pacific Gravity Homebrewers
Hoppy Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos and Election Day 2020!
Hopefully by this Friday we will have much to celebrate, or we will really need a drink! Either way you will get you wish by joining us for: Pacific Gravity First Friday for: Beer and Sake Tasting/Pairing with Harajuku Taproom. We will start up a Zoom session Friday November 6th at 7:00 PM.
This will be something new for First Friday, a beer and food pairing! Harajuku has put together a great package! The Harajuku/Pacific Gravity Pack* ($25) includes:
• Baird Beer: Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Edamame
• Coedo Beer: Sayama Green Tea Saison (11.2 oz bottle) paired with order of Taproom Gyoza (choice of chicken/pork or shrimp; can be reheated before tasting)
• Joto One Cup Sake: Single serving of Honjozo sake from Marumoto Brewery paired with Midnight Moon Gouda cheese
It’s suggested to order and pick up the PG Pack from Harajuku Taproom on Friday, before the tasting, or Thursday evening, so the food will be the freshest. Gyoza will be cooked when you order it.
Also, Harajuku is offering a 10% discount on any additional food/drink that PG members want to purchase while picking up their PG Packs. In addition, Harajuku is offering Pacific Gravity members a deal on a mixed case of Baird Beer (one 6-pack each of: Wabi-Sabi JPA, Rising Sun Pale Ale, Suruga Bay Imperial IPA, and Numazu Lager) for $75, single 6-packs for $25. All beers have been in cold storage and are in great shape.*
* IMPORTANT NOTE: HARAJUKU HAS REQUESTED THAT YOU NOTIFY YOUR INTENT TO PURCHASE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT NOON, IF YOU 1) WILL BE PURCHASING THE PG PACK (so Harajuku will know how much fresh cheese to order), AND 2) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A CASE OF BAIRD BEER, AND IF YOU WANT A MIXED CASE OR SPECIFIC BEERS. Please RSVP your order to me at [email protected] and I will forward it on to them.
Harajuku Taproom is located at: 4410 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
Email: [email protected]
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!
|Greetings Pacific Gravity,
Please join us on Friday, October 2nd for our First Friday (Virtual) at Tortugo Brewing. We will get started at 7:00 PM.
Joe will join us with the latest news in the brewery industry, happenings at Tortugo and a conversation about the beers. First Friday’s are less organized and more free flow than club meetings, but Joe is still offering a 3 pack of 32 oz. crowlers with the club discount for $30!
The 3 pack includes:
So swing by and pick up your beers and get geared up for Friday!
Virtual Club Big Brew on October 10, 2020.
Tired of being quarantined? Missing those opportunities to drink fresh homebrew? Well, then, join us for Pacific Gravity’s first ever Virtual Club Big Brew on October 10, 2020. The festivities will kick off at 10:00AM. The official style is Dean’s favorite American Brown Ale. Dean’s recipe is included below, though feel free to brew whatever you want. For those of you with non-portable setups, this will be an excellent opportunity to demo your home system on your home turf. Carl will crank up the amazing thermosiphon reboiler.
Craig will have Zoom up and running. The link will be sent via e-mail as the date approaches.
So, plan out your recipe now, and make the trek out to the Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply Co. to pick up your supplies shop. While you’re out, pick up something simple to throw on your grill too. We’d like to see just how many people we can get brewing at once! If you have the setup, I’d recommend you put up some bottles so we can distribute them around for a future virtual club meeting.
Virtual Club Big Brew
Dean’s American Brown Ale (targets: 5.5 gallons of wort, 1.052 OG, 1.012 FG, 22 IBU, 25 SRM, 5.2% ABV) [see Note #1 below]
This recipe aims to produce a “middle-of-the-road” American Brown Ale: not too strong, not too bitter, not too hoppy, with a nice malt-and-chocolate profile. This beer should pair wonderfully with Thanksgiving dinner. And if you brew it during the October 10 Pacific Gravity Big Brew, it should be ready just in time for Thanksgiving!
8.0 lb. American 2-row malt [see Note #2 below]
0.4 oz. Chinook hop pellets 11.6% AA for 60 minutes
White Labs WLP001 American Ale Yeast [see Note #3 below]
Note #1: These targets are based on an assumed efficiency of about 70%, and an apparent yeast attenuation of about 76%. Your mileage may vary, and you may need to adjust things based on how your homebrew system works.
Can you believe it is almost September already? That’s crazy!
I hope this finds you all safe and healthy while we continue to shelter in place. In our ongoing efforts to bring you new and interesting content and experiences we are featuring Common Space Brewery (https://www.commonspace.la/ ) for our September First Friday on Friday, September 4, 2020.
First Friday at Common Space Brewery Virtual Zoom Meeting
September 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM
Josie Becker (CSB brewer and PG member) will be leading the tasting for Pacific Gravity.
Brent Knapp (CEO and alumnus of Tomm Carroll’s first UCLA Extension Craft Beer Class!) may join in for a bit of the tasting. Common space has put together a Pacific Gravity beer set for this event.
The Pacific Gravity 4-pack (chosen by Josie) consists of: Read more →
It is August already! I hope this finds you all remaining safe and healthy in this, our 25th year of existence and continued isolation. For our First Friday in August, we have decided on a virtual visit to Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Propagator located here in Venice.
First Friday August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM VIRTUAL on ZOOM
This will be a more informal format then our previous virtual First Fridays with no organized beers pre-selected. Sam Tierney, the brewing manager at Propagator, will join us for an informal chat about brewing at Propagator and the beers brewed there! Read more →