PBC Organizers

Pacific Brewers Cup 2017 Organizers

townsend-hopsCarl Townsend – Competition Organizer

Carl Townsend is the Organizer of the 2017 Pacific Brewers Cup. He has been brewing beer since 1991, starting out with extract kits and then working up to all-grain brewing.

Carl won his first competition ribbon in 1996. Since then, he has earned National ranking as a beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program and has judged dozens of competitions. He earned Best of Show ribbons in the 1999 Los Angeles County Fair and the 2006 California State Homebrew Competition. Carl currently servers as Competition Coordinator of the Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club and is a four-time winner of Homebrewer of the Year award. In addition to brewing, Carl takes great pride in his backyard hop garden.

KWBarnes_LA2FW2_0264Brian Holter – Judge Coordinator

Brian Holter will act as lead BJCP judge during the Pacific Brewers Cup competition.  Brian is a BJCP Certified Beer Judge and has been actively judging beers for the past 4 years.

Brian Holter is not only an award winning Pacific Gravity home brewer, but he’s also half of the Pipe Dream Brewery team.  Brian’s brewing specialties include hop forward ales, big Belgian Abbey ales and the occasional German styled lager.  You can follow Brian’s brewing endevaours at PipeDreamBrewery.com or at his beer blog LABeerFan.com

408697_10100789123711857_1734691020_nTad Johnston – Web Master

Tad Johnston is our superstar webmaster.  He’s set up the competition registration system as well as the website and manages it with a fine tooth comb.  Tad loves dolphins and making beer and when he isn’t swimming in the ocean, you’ll usually find him traveling the globe and working on technical stuff.  Say hi to Tad if you see him.  Hi Tad!


486736_581435938557645_451314150_nTerry Molloy

Terry Malloy is the King of Raffle.  For the Pacific Brewers Cup he’ll be managing prizes, awards, and freebies.  Make sure you’re nice to him and why wouldn’t you be.  Terry’s super cool, a great brewer, and always willing to share the a great home brew.  If you’re having a hard time finding him, look for the giant foam beer cup full of raffle tickets, it became a permanent part of his arm at an early age. Since then he’s taken every opportunity to raise money for the club and give back.  Thanks Terry!

Rives Borland  – Sponsorship Coordinator – [email protected]

Rives is a brilliant and talented BJCP judge and home brewer who can be found surfing the crowd at just about any important local beer event. He’ll be coordinating our sponsors this year, so drop him a line if you know of a person or business that might be interested.  As of 2017, Pacific Gravity is a 5013c organization, which makes sponsoring easier than ever.


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Ian Fraser is Pacific Gravity’s “seasoned” club chef!  Ian is a master of the grill, the brew pot, and the hearts (and stomachs) of Pacific Gravity’s club members.  After your done trying his beer, barbequed chicken wings, and smoked ribs, make sure you try his mead!


Michael Musgrave

Michael is current President of Pacific Gravity and is playing designated hitter, taking care of tasks to assist the organization team.






Pacific Brewers Cup – Affiliated Home Brew Clubs

Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Strand Brewers Club

Long Beach Home Brewers