Photograph courtesy Pacific Gravity
Culver City-based homebrew club Pacific Gravity is planning a little road trip to San Diego, stopping off at Pizza Port Solana Beach, Green Flash Brewing Company, and White Labs on Saturday, April 20. (Jeff Spicoli would be thrilled.)
$45 will get you a seat on their chartered bus, and it includes some of Pizza Port's killer pizza, and "if we get enough people, we’ll be providing pitchers with lunch" teases Pacific Gravity's Facebook post.
Thinking this would be a stellar opportunity to get tanked and pound ALL THE BEERS? Look elsewhere, brah. Do these guys know how to party hardy and have a good time? Friggin' a' they do. (C'mon... you gotta be pretty awesome to make the decision to brew your own beer.) It will of course be a fun trip, but the focus here isn't to get wasted and make an ass of yourself. (This isn't a party bus... i.e. no stripper poles.) You're encouraged to enjoy the beers, and maybe even learn a thing or two.
The brewers at Pizza Port and Green Flash are widely recognized as pioneers in their field, and they're consistently festooned with medals at the Great American Beer Festival. As for White Labs? It's a homebrewer's mecca. This is where many of the yeast strains used by professional and amateur brewers are harvested, and getting a behind-the-scenes look at the process is beyond awesome. PLUS, there's a tasting room where you're able to sample several different variations of the same beer, each of which has been fermented with a unique yeast culture, offering a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that shows the broad spectrum of flavors yeast can introduce into a beer.
The bus will leave around 9:30 a.m. and return somewhere in the vicinity of 6 p.m. Sound like something you'd be interested in? Hit Kurt with an email: firstname.lastname@example.org to pay and reserve your spot.
(Psssst... in my personal opinion, $45 is a steal, and I don't think these seats will be around too long.)