Volunteer for “The Festival” hosted by The Shelton Brothers & Sharefest with Brouwerij West

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Club members!

The Shelton Brothers and Sharefest in collaboration with Brouwerij West are hosting an amazing festival at CRAFTED in San Pedro on November 8th and 9th and they are looking for volunteers to pour at all four sessions.  Here are the details on volunteering:

Sharefest Volunteer Registration

Sharefest has been chosen as the non-profit recipient of Shelton Brothers Importers Craft Beer Festival on November 8 & 9. The Festival will feature craft brewers from around the world and promises to be an amazing event featuring food and music, all at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. We are expecting 8,000 people to show up!

Sharefest is looking for 200 volunteers to help pour tastings and help with event registration which is filling up fast.

The event is broken into 2 sessions each day. The first is from 12:00-4:00 pm, the second from 5:00-9:00 pm. In exchange for volunteering at one 4-hour session, volunteers will receive:

  1. A free session of their choice ($45 value)
  2. An event t-shirt
  3. A special-edition sample glass
  4. An invitation to the after party on Sunday evening after the last session where of course, craft brew will be served

Below are some links that describe the exciting things that will be happening at the Festival and the world’s best breweries represented from all over Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan, and New Zealand:

The list of breweries is pretty phenomenal so check out the links above to check it out.  If you are interested in volunteering, CLICK HERE.

See you then!

OC Bus Trip Tomorrow @10AM

October 17, 2014 in Road Trips

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 roadtrips@pacificgravity.com.  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)

Club 20th Anniversary Brew – Recipe Submission forms

October 17, 2014 in Big Brews, Club Meetings, Competitions, Events

Great meeting last night everyone!

As promised attached to this post is the excel form for you to submit your recipe for the club anniversary brew!  Once you complete the form please email it to:

board [at] pacificgravity.com

Please submit your recipes no later than October 23rd – and remember that the style for our 20th Anniversary Brew is going to be a Belgian Dubbel.  To recap the idea – our club is turning 20 next February and we thought it would be awesome to get together at next month’s Club Meeting & Chili Cookoff to brew up a beer that would be worthy of our 20th anniversary.  The board decided on the style, but we need our club members to help us get creative and come up with an awesome recipe for a Belgian Dubbel.  Lets get creative and brew up an awesome beer together!

The board will go through the recipe’s submitted and post a poll for all of you to vote for the recipe we brew on Nov. 22nd.

Thanks & Cheers everyone!

Brian

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Reminders! Club Meeting tonight & Bus Trip on Saturday

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Just your friendly reminder that our club meeting is tonight at CCHBS.

Also, the OC Bus Trip is on Saturday.  Remember that you will need to bring cash for lunch.  We will have our own patio, but we will have 1 bill (in exchange for a non-fixed menu) so cash will make organizing everything easier.

See you all tonight!  We have a lot to go over with elections, upcoming events and our new homebrew competition next spring.  Do NOT miss this club meeting

Brian

October Club Meeting! 10/16/2014 @ CCHBS

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Pacific Gravity Home Brewers!  Click this link for the Event page for this meeting.

Our next PG Club meeting is Thursday, October 16th @ Culver CIty Brew Supply (7:30pm)  Here is the agenda for the meeting:

2015 BOARD ELECTIONS – NOMINATIONS TONIGHT
If you are interested in joining the board for next year we will be taking nominations at this meeting!  There are three elected positions on the board – President, Vice President and Treasurer.

PACIFC BREWER’S CUP – COOLERS!  PLEASE GIVE KINGSLEY BACK HIS BACKYARD!
If you were generous enough to let us borrow your cooler for the Pacific Brewers Cup, we’ll have it for you at the meeting. If you need your cooler before Thursday – please contact Kingsley via email at vicepresident( at )pacificgravity.com to reunite you with your cool friend. These coolers are all sitting in Kingsley’s backyard and need to be taken at the meeting!!

OCTOBER BUS TRIP – LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP
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 COMPNY. Cost is $25.00 for the bus ride. There are a handful of seats left – so get on the list if you want to join us!

NOVEMBER CLUB ANNIVERSARY BREW AND CHILI COOKOFF
Next month’s club meeting is going to be held on a SATURDAY at Ian’s place.  We will be doing our annual Chili Cookoff and a club brew.  Next February is our 20th anniversary and we would like to have a beer brewed by the club ready to drink at the February club meeting.  We will have a brew system setup in Ian’s backyard while we brew our 20th Anniversary Beer – a Belgian Dubbel.  The board decided on the style (to coincide with our Belgian Beer Competition in March), but we want club members to collaboratively come up with a recipe for this brew!  The plan is as follows:

  • We will post a recipe form for download on the PG website sometime in the next week.  Please submit recipes using this form.
  • Submit your recipe via email to president [at] pacificgravity.com before 10/23/2014
  • Once all recipes have been received we will post them with a poll that will be active for a few weeks.
  • The winning recipe must fit within the Belgian Dubbel style guidelines.
  • All members who are current on their membership dues are eligible to submit recipes.
  • This beer will be brewed on 11/22/2014 @ Ian’s house during our club meeting / chili cook off event.

BELGIAN BEER COMPETITION – ORGANIZING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Our new annual Belgian Beer Competition is scheduled to take place in March which means we need to get started organizing this event.  We have several positions open for volunteers, so let us know if you are interested in volunteering.

OCTOBER COMMERCIAL TASTING HOST NEEDED | AMERICAN ALES
AMERICAN ALES BJCP Guidelines:

http://www.bjcp.org/styles04/Category10.php

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 then!

October Road Trip Details!

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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.

We have spots open still on the bus and will be emailing other clubs to fill the remaining seats – so email Kurt @ roadtrips@pacificgravity.com to grab a spot.

All questions should also go to Kurt @ roadtrips@pacificgravity.com.  It is sure to be a great time, so please join us if you are free.

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

Return to CCHB approximately 5PM

Tickets:  $25 (does NOT include lunch)

FIRST FRIDAY! OCTOBER 3rd 2014 | THE EL SEGUNDO TRIFECTA!

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello PGrs!

We’re trying something a little different for FIRST FRIDAY for October…THE EL SEGUNDO TRIFECTA!

EL SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY
http://www.elsegundobrewing.com/

RICHMOND BAR AND GRILL
http://www.richmondbarandgrill.com/

ROCK AND BREWS
http://www.rockandbrews.com/elsegundo/

We’ll start out @ El SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY’s tasting room for the newest selections of hoppy goodness from Rob Croxall and crew. When we are ready for some grub we can walk the up the street to the RICHMOND BAR AND GRILL for more brews and burgers!

Also, if it’s up your alley, ROCK AND BREWS is having “ROCK-TOBERFEST” as well if you want a night cap.

So join us at one, two, or all three locations this Friday, October 3rd starting @ EL SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY @ 7pm!

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State Competition Entries Due Oct 1st at the Culver City Shop

September 28, 2014 in Competitions

Thanks to Rives Borland, we can drop off entries for the California State Homebrew competition at the Culver City shop and he will hand carry them to Berkeley.  Entries are due Wednesday, October 1 at the close of business (7PM).

Registration and other details can be found at http://nchfinfo.org/castatecomp/.

If you miss the drop-off date, you can still ship them for arrival by October 11th.

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Competition Corner – September 2014

September 25, 2014 in Competitions

Ok, folks, we had an awesome Pacific Brewers Cup this year. With 501 entries, this has been our biggest one yet by a huge margin. Congratulations to all the winners! If you haven’t checked them out yet, all the results can be found on the PBC website. While you’re at it, how about a round of applause for all the judges, stewards and volunteers and all who made this competition the rousing success it was. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the sponsors and buy a beer or two while you are there. If you didn’t pick up you prizes or scoresheets, they are available at the shop. Oh yeah, thanks for our cooler. If you didn’t get yours back, contact Terry.

With PBC behind us (whew!) don’t forget we have one more contest to enter this year. Registration is now up and running for the California State Homebrew Competition at http://nchfinfo.org/castatecomp/. Like usual, we need a volunteer to drive our entries up to Berkeley. If you can help out, the club will reimburse you $125 for gas money. Entries would need to be hand-delivered between October 4 and October 11, 2014. Please drop me a line by October 2 at Competitions@pacificGravity.com. Read the rest of this entry →

SEPTEMBER CLUB MEETING | THURSDAY, September 18th (7:30pm) | TERRY MALLOY’S HOUSE

September 14, 2014 in Club Meetings

Hello Pacific Gravity Home Brewers!

Our next PG Club meeting is Thursday, September 18th @ Terry Malloy’s House (7:30pm) and you won’t want to miss this one!

PACIFC BREWER’S CUP WRAP UP | RESULTS ANNOUNCED!
We are presenting ribbons for winning Pacific Gravity members at the club meeting! Wear something that looks good with a ribbon! Immediately after we will officially announce full results online on the Pacific Brewers cup website and Facebook page, including the Best of Show beer!

PACIFIC BREWER’S CUP GEAR!
Ribbon winners will receive a Pacific Brewers Cup T-Shirt as part of their prize! For the rest of us, these very stylish shirts will be available for sale. They are a perfect memento of the largest Pacific Brewers Cup to date. Wear it with pride! Wear it with a pint! $15 in men’s and women’s styles.

 PACIFC BREWER’S CUP | COOLERS!
If you were generous enough to let us borrow your cooler for the Pacific Brewers Cup, we’ll have it for you at the meeting. If you need your cooler before Thursday – please contact Kingsley via email at vicepresident( at )pacificgravity.com to reunite you with your cool friend.

OCTOBER BUS TRIP – LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
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 COMPNY. Cost is $25.00 for the bus ride. Seats are going quick – so get on the list if you want to join us! It’s going to be a lot of fun @ some of the best breweries in OC. Come to the September 18th PG Club meeting @ Terry Malloy’s house and sign up! Details about pick up location(s) and time(s) to follow.

SEPTEMBER COMMERCIAL TASTING HOST NEEDED | SOURS & CIDERS!!!
Bring your sours and ciders! We’ll be hosting a commercial tasting to compare.

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 @ Terry’s next Thursday, September 18th (7:30pm).

 

CASA MOLLOY

6738 W. 87th Place (NOT STREET)
Westchester, CA 90045

(NOTE: THERE IS ALSO 6738 W. 87TH STREET NEARBY – PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB TERRY’S NEIGHBORS AND DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DIRECTIONS! – REMEMBER “PLACE” is the PLACE !)Cheers!

Kingsley

VP | Pacific Gravity Home Brewer’s Club
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