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Quick Announcement and Meeting Reminder

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:46pm


Quick announcement: East End will be tapping the first keg of Rich Romanko's Munich Helles on Tuesday, June 20 at 5 pm at the brewery on Julius st.  Rich earned this pro-am with East End by winning the Turtle Creek award at the TRASH XXVII competition. Come on out, raise a pint or two and then take a growler home! 

Meeting Reminder: Our June meeting is coming up at Chris Meta's house.  Please RSVP for yourself and any guests either to the meeting invite on groupspaces or on Facebook (or both).  Chris puts out an awesome spread, but he needs to know how many mouths to feed.  Oh, and this meeting is family-friendly.




Pouring Opportunity - September 8

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:20pm


There's a pouring opportunity coming up on September 8 with the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company's Freedom Fest.  The Brew Fest potion of the event is Friday night September 8 from 6-9 pm.  They are requesting 15 gallons per brewer (it's geared more towards probrew than homebrew), but they would accept less.  There is an application attached.



Volunteers Needed: Carnegie Science Center 21+ Science of Beer Night on July 28, 2017.

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, June 8th, 2017 @ 7:08pm


We've been contacted by the Carnegie Science Center.  They're looking for a person (or persons) to give demo and talk about the home brewing experience, or something along those lines.  Please see the email below for details.  If interested, please send me a note.   



From: (not verified)
Subject: Science of Beer Night: Carnegie Science Center


Hello Brew Masters,

The Carnegie Science Center is hosting its annual "21+ Science of Beer Night" on July 28, 2017. We would love for Trash Home Brewers to join us this year!

This event is part of our monthly 21+ Night series, when we open our doors after hours for adults to enjoy the Science Center with no kids. Join local breweries, craft beer enthusiasts, and science lovers for a fun filled night that includes live music, cash bars, and beer science. 
Every year we invite local breweries to offer samples, sell beer and get in on all the science of beer fun. We would love if you could participate this year. Below I have provided some basic information about participating in the event. 
What we would need from you:
Demonstrate the home brewing process and talk about the home brewing experience. We could also work together to create a science related demonstration or have you speak on our Science Stage. 
What we would provide: TRASH Home Brewers included in our marketing (Social Media, Press Release, etc)
Free Admission 
DATE: Friday, July 28, 2017
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00 pm *Set up can begin at 5:00 pm when the building closes to the public LOCATION: Carnegie Science Center
*Breweries will placed among our exhibits and can load/unload from our loading dock and use the freight elevator to access the appropriate floor. 
Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. We can also schedule some time to speak over the phone or meet in person if needed.

We look forward to working with you!

Best Regards,

Lamont Craven
Visitor Engagement
Carnegie Science Center

Pouring Opportunity - October 6

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 @ 6:04pm


There is a pouring opportunity downtown in October.  TRASH folk have done this event in the past and  a good time was had by all.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: Event: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Rivers Club – One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Please see the attachment for additional details and registration information.


May Meeting Recap

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 @ 8:13pm

Big Thank you to East End for hosting us!

Another big Thank You to Mike Beattie for the tech talk on yeast handling.

Help Needed:

is anyone in the greater Fox Chapel Area willing to give a brief talk on homebrewing?  We’ve been contacted by the librarian there.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested


Upcoming Events/Meetings

Beer and Gear at Ohiopyle, June 17, Combo Beer fest and Camping, and perennially a good time.  There should still be a couple of slots. 1 keg/brewer.  John Rozborksi is the point man.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested


June Meeting - Saturday, June 24, 3p at Chris Meta’s House
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Beer, Good times.Family Friendly!

Mini-Competition: Our roughly quarterly mini-competition will be held at the June meeting. Bring your best Big Brew Styles from this year: American IPA, Saison, Oktoberfest/Maerzen


July Meeting - Saturday, July 22 at Hitchhiker’s New Location, Sharpsburg




July 2017 Meeting - Hitchhiker's New Digs

  • Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: 315 15th St. Sharpsburg, PA

    Our July Meeting will be at the new Hitchhiker Brewing Company location in Sharpsburg.…

    • 13 people are attending

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Competition Facebook


President: Sean Kinnas
VP: Chris Marasti-Georg
Treasurer: Paul Fisher
Secretary: Mark Minuto
Past President: Jack Smith

Club-Only Comps

10/23/2016: Fall Beer
Winners: TBD

07/23/16 - Cider & Big Brew Beer
Winners: CMG, Timur Snoke

01/17/16 - Porter
Winner: Paul Fisher

12/05/15 - Mystery Grist
Winner: Tom Bosak

09/19/15 - Malty German Beers
Winner: Armand Houle

06/13/15 - Light Hybrid Beers
Winner: Mike Beattie

03/15/15 - Dry Stout
Winner: Brian Robbins

01/18/15 - Holiday Ale
Winners: Mike Beattie, Brian Robbins

09/20/14 - Festbier
Winner: Chris Brunetti


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