This last Friday, the Pacific Gravity Homebrewers Club held its monthly First Friday event, and this time it was at Tomm Carroll’s private bar, The Trux Stop. In case you missed our article about this garage converted into the ultimate beer cave, here’s the link.
Chef Ian was cooking up a storm. Everything from German style tapas to unique and spicy chicken wings, to herb crusted barbecued salmon – nothing was off limits. The food was gourmet to a serious degree, and everything was delicious. My spent grain strawberry cobbler even made an appearance.
On tap for home brews included another entry in Carl’s famous Rye Beer line, a Rye PA. Ian & Tim contributed an oat wit beer, the guys from Pipe Dream had TAHOBA (personal favorite), and Rives brought a barrel aged sour. On The commercial side Tomm had offerings from New Belgium, El Segundo, Smog City, and Monkish running through the taps on his bar’s kegerator. So much beer!
The event got off to a great start with lots of mingling and beer tasting. As more food made its way out even more beer was consumed. When Tomm started breaking out offerings from his rare beer fridge the crowd got wild. Trux Stop was at capacity. Everyone wanted to take part in the tastings. Even Ashley and Ian from Angel City Brewery made an appearance! The cool thing about Pacific Gravity members is their inate desire to share. Everyone was on the lookout for people in the back of the line so that each person had an opportunity to taste. There was no greed, just beer sharing. It’s times like this where you can really see why beer, along with the community it inspires, is so important to human culture. I’m proud to be a card-carrying member of Pacific Gravity, and I love the fact that I get to support such a cool group of people. I can’t wait for the next event. Perhaps Tomm will host again 😉 and again.
Until next time – cheers!
Special thanks to Tomm Carroll and Denise for opening up their house and sharing their brews with the rowdy group. Also thank you to the chef de cuisine Ian for his hard work cooking for us. You have a serious gift. Thank you also to everyone that brought either homebrew, commercial beer, or food to the event. The party was made by you. Special thanks also to PG president David Mauceli and the rest of the PG board for making this event possible.