Pacific Brewers Cup | WE NEED YOUR COOLERS!

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

PBC is fast approaching and we need your coolers to help keep your hard work cold during judging. If you have a cooler you can lend us – please bring them to the August 21st APacific Gravity Club meeting @ Culver City Home Brew Supply! BE COOL AND BRING A COOLER!

Cheers!

Kingsley

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Pacific Brewers Cup – Entry Deadline Friday Aug 22nd

August 19, 2014 in Competitions

 Logo-rev0OK, folks, we are coming down to short strokes here.  The
entry deadline for the 2014 Pacific Brewers Cup is this Friday, August 22nd.  As I scan through the database, I see that many of you haven’t entered yet!  Now is the time!  The on-line registration page is up and running at http://pacificbrewerscup.pacificgravity.com/comp/. For your convenience, we recommend you bring your bottles to the club meeting on Thursday, August 21st at the Culver City Home Brewing Supply Co.  If you can’t make it to the Culver City shop, the full list of sites you can drop off entries at any of the homebrew shops listed here.  Please note that some of these shops close at 6:00 PM.  Each entry requires 3 bottles, and has an entry fee of $7.00.  Also, we need to borrow just about every ice chest this club can come up with.  Bring them by the club meeting or take them over to Kingsley’s place by Sunday, the 24th.    Make sure they are well labeled.

Also NOW!  Volunteer to Judge or Steward!  The very same registration page has a sign-up space for both.  We are looking to have 60 judges and 30 stewards and as of the moment we are only half-way there.  Read the rest of this entry →

AUGUST CLUB MEETING | THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st (7:30pm) | CULVER CITY HOME BREW SUPPLY

August 13, 2014 in Club Meetings, Club News, Competitions, Events, Gear, Swag

 

Hello Pacific Gravity Home Brewers!

 Our next PG Club meeting is Thursday, August 21st @ Culver City Home Brew Supply (7:30pm)

 We have a lot of news to share at this meeting, so your attendance is appreciated! Some notes about the meeting….

PACIFC BREWER’S CUP | ALL CALL FOR COOLERS!
PBC is fast approaching and we need your coolers to help keep your hard work cold during judging. If you have a cooler you can lend us – please bring them to the August 21st Club meeting @ Culver City Home Brew Supply! BE COOL AND BRING A COOLER!

 …and a reminder that August 22nd is the deadline for entries! Go online and register now and bring your bottles to the Club Meeting!

OCTOBER BUS TRIP – SIGN UP!
Our bus trip coordinator Kurt Periolat has organized a Fall trip down to some favorite OC’s breweries on Saturday, October 18th. TAPS FISHOUSE & BREWING’s patio will be out first stop for brews and grub. BOTTLE LOGIC is on the docket; with a third stop @ VALIANT BREWING COMPANY. Cost is $25.00 for the bus ride with limited seating available. Details about pick up location(s) and time(s) to follow. Come to the August 21st PG Club meeting @ Culver City Home Brew Supply and sign up!

SUMMER PARTY LEFTOVERS!
Well…it’s not any of the delicious food served up at the party…pretty sure Dean took care of that! It’s some miscellaneous items like kegs, easy ups, and jockey boxes. These lost and found items will be available for pick up @ CCHBS during the August 21st Club meeting. After that they are going into deep storage and will not be easily available. COME AND GET IT!

AUGUST COMMERCIAL TASTING HOST NEEDED | WHEAT BEERS
We’re looking for a host(s) for our Style of the Month Commercial tasting of Wheat Beers! Here’s how it works…go out and grab a selection of beers reflecting the style on Pacific Gravity’s budget. That’s right – we’ll be your sugar mama! Then share some information about your picks while you pour at the August meeting. Win friends and influence people – with BEER! Contact me @ vicepresident ( at ) pacificgravity (dot) com ASAP to enlist! WHEAT NEED YOU! 

PACIFIC GRAVITY GEAR!
If you didn’t grab one of our new PG T’s, PG Tasting glasses, and/or PG lanyards at the Summer Party – now’s your chance! We’ll have them available for purchase @ the meeting! **If you purchased a PG lanyard at the Summer Party – your custom fit aluminum PG Tasting glass holder ring is available for pick up! Free of charge with new PG lanyard*** So come and get your PG gear! You don’t want to be the odd man/woman out during our PG class picture.

 As always, bring a brew that you’re proud of, or a bottle of your favorite to share with you fellow PG Home Brewers! See you @ CCHBS next Thursday, August 21st.

 Cheers!

 Kingsley
VP | Pacific Gravity Home Brewer’s Club
         Celebrating 25 Years in 2015!

Summer Party Recap and Pictures!

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

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I hope everyone had an awesome time.  I want to thank everyone who helped setup and cleanup for the event, cooked food, anyone who donated beer, supplies, tables, etc.  This was my first experience being on the board for one of our big parties and I was amazed at how much many of you stepped up to help put on another great party.  Of course I also need to thank Dean and his family again for opening up their backyard for the party again this year, it really is the perfect setting for a club party.

I wanted to review some of the items discussed at the party for those of you who either couldnt attend, couldnt hear me, etc.

  • Road Trip!  We are putting together a road trip to breweries in Orange County on October 18th.  Mark it down on your calendars!  Kurt is working on the lineup of destinations and we should have a more formal announcement and instructions sometime in the next week or two.  I created an event on the club calendar which you can access on the right column of this page.
  • Pacific Brewers Cup is a little over a month away from now.  If you have never participated in a homebrew competition this is the time to start.  We are looking for all of our members to volunteer to help put on the fest.  We will need help before the actual competition day to organize, but we will also need a lot of volunteers for stewarding and judging on the day of the event.  To signup for volunteering please go to http://pacificbrewerscup.com/
  • Speaking of Pacific Brewers Cup, if you havent brewed a beer yet there is a small window of time to get beers ready.  Entries are due by August 22nd, so if you havent brewed yet for it make sure you put something together this weekend!  This is our year for hosting the event and we would like to be the high point club!
  • Tomorrow night is First Friday @ Najas Place in Redondo.
  • Next club meeting is on August 21st @ Culver City Homebrew Supply
  • If you purchased one of our new awesome beer lanyards at the summer party we will be handing out the larger aluminum rings that will fit our new glassware.  This will give you two different lanyards that fit larger and smaller glasses – a perfect combo!

I took a few pictures on Saturday which I have included below.  Cheers!

Neil setting up the CBS

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FIRST FRIDAY!! | AUGUST 1st 2014 | NAJA’S PLACE (Redondo)

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The summer sun will be setting just off the taps @ NAJA’S PLACE  – So what better place for AUGUST’s FIRST FRIDAY!!

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While this FF location is slightly out of our nest of Culver CIty, the payoff is well worth it! 88 plus taps of liquid pleasure, grub, and LIVE music along side the waters of Redondo. LIke the sirens luring you to the rocks – the draft list will lure you to the barstool!

Grab some freinds and carpool  – or even ride your bike – to NAJA’S PLACE this Friday @ 6:30pm.

Cheers!

Kingsley

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Summer Party: New Pacific Gravity gear! T-Shirts!

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Summer Party is right around the corner.  Its time to post about our next piece of Pacific Gravity gear that will be for sale at the party, new T-Shirts!

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These shirts will be for sale at the front gate when you arrive and are $22.  We have a limited number of shirts for sale and they will go quick – make sure you check with the people at the front gate to see if we have shirts in your size!  We have Men’s and Women’s t-shirts.  Also, we will have a sign up sheet for shirts if you get there and there are no shirts left in your size.

SUMMER PARTY INFO

Just a quick reminder to read through this post from earlier this week outlining the help that we will need from all of you to help make this party awesome.  For those of you who have already volunteered, thank you!

The event page is located HERE.  Like last year, entry to the party is free for paid club members and there is a $10 entry fee for all guests.  This $10 fee goes towards helping the club host events in the future for all of you.

Cheers everyone – see you this weekend!
Brian

Summer Party: Setup Reminder!

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Tomorrow is the big day!

For those of you who have volunteered to setup on Friday night – THANK YOU!  We will be starting our setup @ 6:30pm at Dean’s house.
If you volunteered to bring tables, chairs, jockey boxes, easy-ups, etc. please bring those to Dean’s house on Friday night.

If you signed up for the clean up shift on Saturday morning, we plan on starting the cleanup process @ 10am on Sunday.  The more volunteers we have the shorter the cleanup process should take.  Thanks again for helping out.

Thanks – see you tonight!
Brian

Summer Party: New Pacific Gravity gear: Lanyards and Glass holders!

July 24, 2014 in Club News, Summer Party, Swag

The last of our PG gear that will be for sale at this year’s Summer Party is our new Lanyards with beer glass holders.  These things are extremely slick.  The lanyards are custom embroidered with our logo and name along the leash and come with a small black plastic ring that you can use to hold your taster glass in it.  In August we will be handing out larger aluminum rings to those of you who purchased lanyards from the club at the Summer Party that will fit our new PG glassware.  Here is a picture of the new lanyards:

Custom beer Lanyards and holders!

Custom beer Lanyards and holders!  photo courtesy brewcaddy.com

Lanyards will be for sale for $10 including both the plastic and aluminum ring (handed out at the August club meeting).  If you buy a glass and a lanyard at the same time the price for the two items is discounted to $14.

Is it Saturday yet?
Brian

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Summer Party Beer Sign-up

July 21, 2014 in Summer Party

Neil+kegs2Hey, we are just six days away from the Summer Party and there are about 20 of you out there who still haven’t told me what beer(s) you are bringing!  I’ll make up the traditional festive toe tags, but only if I know in advance what you have.  Email me ASAP at competitions@pacificgravity.com.   Remember, the early beers get the best tap slots, and the best beer wins a prize!

Our special drink competition this year features lemon, any drink alcohol, non-alcoholic, beer, or soda that features lemon is eligible for our drink competition. Of course, all sodas and beers are welcome and we encourage you to drop off your keg at CCHBS by 5pm on Friday so they can be taken to the party.

Also, we still need CO2 and jockey boxes too.  We’ll have more kegs than will fit on our 22-tap setup, so please bring it so we can keep all these delicious beverages nice and cold and carbonated!   Of course, be sure to have your name on any equipment that you bring to the party sot it can be returned to its rightful owner.

Summer Party: New Pacific Gravity gear! Glasses!

July 19, 2014 in Summer Party, Swag

We are now officially one week away from our Summer Party.  We had our planning meeting at Dean’s house this past Thursday and I am really excited about the food lineup that Ian is putting together and some of the raffle prizes that we are going to be giving away throughout the party.

In addition to the raffle prizes, we ordered some new Pacific Gravity gear that will be for sale during the party.  Last night when I got home I found the boxes for our new PG glassware sitting at my front door!  Here is a picture of the glasses:

2014 Pacific Gravity Glasses!

2014 Pacific Gravity Glasses!

These glasses will be for sale at the front gate when you arrive.  They are the same 10oz glasses that I showed at the June club meeting at Neil’s house and they look awesome!  We have a few more PG items that will be for sale at the party as well which I will post about this week.

VOLUNTEERS

Just a quick reminder that this party is best when we have a lot of volunteers to help us put everything together.  Please read through this post from earlier this week outlining the help that we will need from all of you to help make this party awesome.  For those of you who have already volunteered, thank you!

The event page is located HERE.  Like last year, entry to the party is free for paid club members and there is a $10 entry fee for all guests.  This $10 fee goes towards helping the club host events in the future for all of you.

Cheers everyone – see you soon!
Brian