September First Friday at Tortugo Brewing!

Greetings Pacific Gravity!

It is September already!

For our First Friday in September, we have decided to head back to Tortugo for our home court advantage.

First Friday:  September 2nd, 2022 @ 7:00 PM at Tortugo Brewing Co, located at 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302

Note: We will not be gathering in the meeting area, but will have a table near the bar.

We hope to see you all Friday!

It is great that we can all get together in person, but as always we encourage and expect everyone will be vigilant about their own health to ensure the groups safety!  Please observe all safety precautions and stay home if you do not feel well.

Yeastside Brewers San Diego bus trip next month, September 17

The YS is planning a bus trip to some San Diego breweries for September 17th and we wanted to extend an invite to PG.  We’re still in the planning stages and looking to get as good a deal as we can for the bus and for us, so the more, the merrier, and cheaper.  We also have a call out to the WASH folks for interest.

Breweries we’re considering stopping at are White Labs, Setting Sun (sake), Lost Cause Meadery, Duck Foot, Pure Project, California Wild Ales, and Black Plague.  Ambitious, but a few of these are very close to each other and we’ll be making adjustments as necessary on the day of.  Some of these breweries should have food trucks, so no dedicated eating stop – we’ll all be responsible for ourselves.

We’ll meet at Union Station and be on the bus and on our way at 10am latest.  We expect to be back around 8pm or so.

Cost will be approximately $35 to $50 per rider depending on how well we can do on the bus / turnout.  Payment could be via email / Venmo, or we might have a Square on the bus, and cash.

Anyone interested should contact Terry Molloy (brewfest @ pacific gravity)

AHA / Stone Rally Bus to San Diego!

Road trip January 11, 2020.

This just in from the AHA and California Homebrewers Association.    Please read carefully; the procedure is a bit complicated.
If you are not already a member of CHA, you will need to join.

In addition to getting a bus ticket, you need to respond to the AHA Rally RSVP at:

If you are not already a an AHA member, you will need to join.


California Homebrewers Association
December 10, 2019
The American Homebrewers Association / Stone Brewing Co. Homebrew Brew Competition and AHA Rally is on Saturday January 11, 2020, at the Stone Liberty Station location. The CHA has chartered a coach bus to take members from the LA area to San Diego and back.
Bus tickets are for sale in our online shop at 2019 and 2020 Members can purchase tickets; 2020 Memberships are now available and cards will ship in January. A direct link is here:
See the sales page for more details.

Important Notes:

1) 21+ Only On Bus! You will be carded before entering the bus. Please being valid ID (in-date Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID)
2) Pricing: December, $40 (CHA Members Only), January: $50 (Open to all)
2) Bus ticket is non-refundable but is transferable.
3) Your bus ticket is NOT admission to the Rally! See our FAQ.

The bus schedule is as follows:

Saturday January 11, 2020:

Passenger Pickups:
8AM: Leave LA Union Station (800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA)
9AM: Leave Willow Blue Line Station (200 E 27th St, Long Beach, CA 90806)
9:30AM: Leave South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

11:00AM-2PM: Stone Brewing Liberty Station (2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)

2PM Depart Liberty Station
2-5PM: Brewery Stop (Location TBD)
5PM Depart TBD Brewery

Passenger Dropoffs:
South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
Willow Blue Line Station (200 E 27th St, Long Beach, CA 90806)
No later than 8PM: LA Union Station (800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA)

Andy Carter
President, California Homebrewers Association
Be sure to check out our new social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram, @calhomebrewers, for the most up-to-date information about the festival and Southern California homebrew.

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Final Reminder for PG Bus Trip to the Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday, July 8th!


There are still some seats available on the bus so come join us for a fun road trip. Friends are welcome.
And, don’t forget to bring a brew or 2 to share with friends on the bus.

The bus leaves at 12noon from the Culver City Home Brew Supply so please plan to arrive by 11:30am.
See more details for this can’t be missed PG adventure at:

If you want a preview, then go checkout Stuffed Sandwich’s website for the July beer special offerings.

See you on the bus!


Upcoming Summer Events that can’t be missed!

Bus Party/Bus Trip to Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday, July 8th

Who’s going on Pacific Gravity’s road trip to Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday, July 8th?
Please let us know ASAP if you want a seat on the bus. And, please let us know if you will be going but not on the bus. We need to give Stuffed Sandwich an estimated headcount by the end of this week. Please email Mimi at [email protected] at your earliest convenience this week.

Also, please note that Stuffed Sandwich has confirmed the lunch special as:
Half a sandwich (Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Italian Sub or veggie option) served with a side of potato or macaroni salad along with a pint of draft beer in a complimentary glass for $19.50 (a $25 value).  Note this is in ADDITION to your money for the bus ride. The sandwiches are huge, so this is a good lunch even for a big eater. We will collect orders for the special lunch as we board the bus on July 8th.
Please see the post for this trip on the PG website for more details.

Pacific Gravity’s Summer Party on Saturday, July 29th

A note from Chef Ian about our PG Summer Party on Saturday, July 29th:

WE ARE GOING ON A HUKILAU, A HUKI HUKI HUKI HUKI HUKILAU!  We are going to eat some ono kau kau!  At our huki huki huki huki hukilau!

Aloha and shaka bra!  This year’s summer party will feature a Hawaiian style luau theme.  This particular theme is near and dear to our chef’s heart and soul as he was a long time native of the islands.  So expect him to pull out all the stops and try to create as close to a traditional style luau as we can get without actually digging an imu (oven) pit in Deans yard!  So get out your grass skirt and palm frond hat on and hula on down to Dean Sussman’s little grass shack in the Pacific Palisades.  The address is 1310 Amalfi Drive.  The date for our luau will be July 29th.

As usual this is a huge operation and its success will depend on massive amounts of member assistance.  First off we need beer, lots of it; if you brew now you still have time to get it in the keg for the summer party.  We also need sodas for the non-drinkers, if you ever wanted to make a soda, now is a good time to try it.  This year’s drink contest will feature ‘tropical fruit’.  Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink or beer that features a tropical fruit will be considered for this award.  Plus we will award the best beer an honor as well.

We will need all party attendees to bring food dishes to compliment our Chef’s luau feast. So, please start thinking what you will bring.

And, time to clean out your closets! We will have collection of charity donations for The People Concern (formerly OPCC). Charity Donation Goods to be collected: – clothes, toiletries, new socks/underwear, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, etc ( )

Finally, we will need volunteers for all aspects of the party: setup-Friday & Saturday, food prep-Friday & Saturday, check-in, bartender shifts & cleanup-Sunday am.

So, please email us ([email protected] ) if you have questions or just want to sign up to volunteer!

First Friday (July 7th) in Redondo Beach

And, don’t forget that we have First Friday (July 7th) in Redondo Beach: Naja’s Place & King Harbor Brewing Taproom. (see PG website/calendar for more details)

Come join us for PG’s Party at Anchor Brewing in San Francisco — MAY 20th!


Hi Pacific Gravity!

Just a quick reminder that our trip to San Francisco is coming soon!  Are you ready to party?!!

As winner of the California Homebrew Club of the Year for 2016, Anchor Brewing will be honoring us (PG) with a party at their brewery on Saturday, May 20th from 12noon to 4pm. (address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107)

PG reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th.  Last we checked, there are still a few rooms available so please come join us.

Here are hotel details:

The Carlton Hotel 

$199 per night plus taxes & fees. Parking is available at the hotel for valet charge of $35/day.

Also, there are public pay lots nearby to store your car.

To reserve a room at the discounted rate (while supplies last):

  • By phone, call Camisha Green at 415-292-1181 and let her know you’re with Pacific Gravity.
  • Via email, email Camisha at cgreen at

Many people will be driving (or flying) up on Friday so I suspect there will be a fun pub crawl in SF on Friday night.

And, probably another one on Saturday evening after the Anchor party.

Those who have been before, know that this is a weekend not to be missed!

It’s not too late, please come join us for an amazing and unforgettable weekend!


Chris Remensperger from Strand Brewers Invites us on his AHA Rally Bus to Stone!!

Chris Remensperger from Strand Brewers Club in the South Bay area is organizing a bus trip down to the AHA Stone Rally. He has a beer in the homebrew comp and its his B-day! As well Rives Borland has a beer in the homebrew comp which is put on for the Stone Brewery’s ProAm and Chris and Rives needs our support. If you’ve never been to the Stone Rally they have around thirty homebrewers pouring their beers in a festival like setting and then everyone votes for the best homebrewed beer later that day. Plus there are AHA Raffles, and all the offerings at Stone and food. The bus will also be going to other breweries after the Stone AHA Rally.

The Details to get on the bus

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 8am tell late.

Cost: only $25 (cash to Chris)

Seats available: about 15
(Note: Chris is paying for the bus out of his pocket, so please do not confirm a seat and then back out last minute without paying somehow if he can’t fill your seat.)

Bus Pick Up: Marine Ave. Park and Ride (8am on November 12th)
2406 Marine Ave. Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278

Rough Itinerary:
8am: Bus pick up and leaves Marine Ave. P&R
11am-2pm: Stone Liberty Station AHA Ralley (Rally, and Lunch)
2pm-4pm: Modern Times Brewery
4pm-7pm: North Park Brewing (dinner stop as well)
7pm-9pm: Council Brewing
9pm-? back to bus drop off.

RSVP’s: (There are 2 rsvp’s you need to do)
-RSVP to Chris at [email protected] and let him know if you want to confirm a seat on the bus.

-You must also RSVP to the Stone AHA Rally: It is free to RSVP, click on link below.
Let Chris know you RSVP’ed for the Rally as well when you confirm a seat on the bus with him.

Here is Chris’s Facebook invite post with the trip info as well:

This sounds link an amazing day. I am hoping I can make it and other PG members. If you where hoping PG was going to do a bus trip this year, well this is a great secondary chance to get on one!! Like always Please be safe that days too.
Please Uber, Lyft, Metro Transit (Green Line), or bus to the pick up location that morning or at least get a ride home that night. Do not Drive, it will be a long day of drinking and you might not be able get home safely behind the wheel?

Orange County Road Trip – Recap Post & Photos

Around a month has passed since we took our bus trip down to Orange County to visit Taps, Bottle Logic and Valiant brewery.  I imported some of the photos I took from the trip to share with everyone in the club here.

I just wanted to throw a special thank you out to Kurt for organizing this trip.  We left on time, made it to each brewery on time and successfully got everyone back to Culver City!  Cheers to you Kurt and to everyone who helped set up this trip and for everyone who attended.




OC Bus Trip Tomorrow @10AM

It’s not too late to sign up for the bus trip tomorrow! We still have about 20 available spots. Show up with $25 in cash, check or credit card for your entry onto the bus PLUS cash for lunch! See details below:


Orange County Road Trip

Join Pacific Gravity as we travel down to OC to hit some of the newest players in the Southern California beer scene as well as an old favorite.  On October 18th we will be taking a bus from Culver City Home Brewing Supply (please park in the neighborhood behind the shop).  We will be stopping at TAPS in Brea to enjoy some of their excellent food and their many GABF and World Beer Cup medal winning beers.  Up next will be Bottle Logic brewing.   Yet to celebrate their first anniversary, Bottle Logic is already making waves with standouts like Leche Mole milk stout, the sessionable She Shot First American wheat ale and hop bombs like Actuator and Double Actuator.   After that we’ll be going around the corner to Valiant Brewing, an under the radar spot that has an impressive lineup of big beers, from Alpha Drive and Alpha Overdrive for the hop heads to the gold medal winning Axiom Trappist style ale.

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact me at [email protected].  It is sure to be a great time, so please join us if you are free.

Where, when, how much?

Depart from CCHBS on 10/18 at 10:30AM

Return to CCHBS at approximately 5PM

Tickets:  $25 (does NOT include lunch)

San Diego Road Trip – The Mob Has Spoken!

Who says Democracy doesn’t work?  The mob has spoken!  Here are the details on the April 20th road trip to San Diego:  We will be visiting Pizza Port Solana Beach (home of PGer Devon Randall!), Green Flash (home of the palate wreckers) and write in favorite White Labs (a must see for any home brewer).  The plan will be to leave about at 9:30 to hit Pizza Port for lunch then work our way south, returning to the West Side at about 6PM.  Cost for the trip is $45 and that will cover a seat on the bus as well as pizza at Pizza Port.  If we get enough people we’ll be providing pitchers with lunch.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to invite as many people as you like but keep in mind the only way to reserve a seat is to pay for it.  You can contact me to make arrangements or you can pay at the Feb/Mar/April meetings.  We plan on inviting all the local clubs so seats should go fast.



[email protected]