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November 2016 TRASH Meeting - Dancing Gnome Beer

  • Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: 925 MAIN STREET, PITTSBURGH, PA 15215

    For our November meeting we're heading to another brand new local brewery - Dancing Gnome Beer…

    • 8 people are attending

TRASH Cider Group Buy at Soergel Orchards

  • Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 8am - 9am
    Location: 2573 Brandt School Rd, Wexford, PA 15090

    The 2016 TRASH Cider pickup will be held at 8:00 AM sharp on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at…

    • 5 people are attending

TRASH pouring opportunites

E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Thursday, August 18th, 2016 @ 7:59am

Good morning TRASH brewers,

This week we were approached by the organizers of a couple of events who asked if we'd be interested in pouring our homebrew there.  If you like serving your homebrew to the public, consider signing up for one of these.

GTECH Entrepreneurial Spirits
This event is on September 17th from 6-9pm.  Below are the details they sent to us.  If you are interested, we need to let them know by next Tuesday, August 23rd.  We would need two brewers with at least one full keg each to pour at the even.  Email us here if you'd like to pour at this one.

The community development nonprofit GTECH Strategies is throwing a fundraiser called GTECH's Entrepreneurial Spirits that celebrates GTECH's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in transforming vacant lots into urban green spaces and gardens. The event is on Saturday, September 17th from 6 pm - 9 pm at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse. All of the food and libations being offered have their own innovative twist. Wigle will be offering tastings and talking about their innovative flavors and process.

We are setting up stations to creatively feature projects, partners, and talk about innovations they have achieved. We would love to feature TRASH by having some members offer tasting samples of experimental brews at the event. I believe that your focus on community and supporting local economies with TRASH compliments the work ofGTECH. 

As a partner offer tasting samples at the event we would be happy to include TRASH's logo on event promotions, promote membership to TRASH through the events, and offer some free tickets and generous discounts to TRASH Members to party with us. 

Nemacolin Brews & Brats
Saturday, October 8th from 12-4 at Nemacolin Woodlands resort.  To participate we need at least two brewers with two kegs each.  I don't know yet if there is a limit on how many people we can have there.  In the past they offered a free night's stay at Nemacolin to all who volunteered.  We have asked if this offer is still part of the deal and will let anyone interested know as soon as I find out.  If you're interested, let us know.



October 2016 TRASH Meeting - Grist House Craft Brewery

  • Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: 10 Sherman Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15209

    For the club's October, 2016 meeting we'll be returning to Grist House Craft Brewery in…

    • 8 people are attending

September 2016 TRASH Meeting - Helicon Brewing

  • Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 3pm
    Location: Helicon Brewing - 102 Union Ave. Oakdale, PA 15071

    The time has come! Our frends at Helicon Brewing in Oakdale, PA have begun brewing pilot…

    • 10 people are attending

TRASH picnic notes

E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Monday, August 1st, 2016 @ 8:17am

The summer picnic / potluck / swap meet / raffle is in less than two weeks!  We have a few notes to share about it:

Crab Boil
Pat & Malcolm are interested in organizing a low country boil at the picnic.  Shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage, etc.  They figure it will cost about $15/person for those who want to get in on it.  They'll do the organizing, you just need to let them know if you're interested by this Friday, August 6th so they have time to prepare.  They could get mussels and clams, too, if there's enough interest.  If you want in, please let us know asap and we'll forward it along to Pat & Malcolm.

The rest of the food will be handled potluck style.  In the past we provided hamburgers & hot dogs, but they ended up not getting cooked or eaten because there was so much potluck food available.  Please visit the club web site and sign up to say what you're bringing:

Swap Meet
Looking to buy, sell, or trade homebrewing gear?  Bring it to the picnic and join the swap meet.  Bring cash if you're looking to buy stuff.  If you have stuff to sell, post it on the club forum to build interest in your stuff:

The remaining prizes that went unclaimed at the TRASH XXVI homebrew competition will be raffled off at the picnic.  Bring cash!

Be sure to bring plenty of homebrew!  If you bring kegs, your beer will be eligible to win the coveted TRASHY award - given to the crowd-chosen best kegged beer.  Please don't bring glass bottles; they're forbidden in the county parks.  Soda bottles make excellent growlers, and 20 ounce soda bottles are great for bottle conditioning beer.

See you on the 13th!

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President: Jack Smith
VP: Chris Marasti-Georg
Treasurer: Brian Robbins
Secretary: Mark Minuto
Past President: Mike Beattie

Club-Only Comps

09/20/14 - Festbier
Winner: Chris Brunetti

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

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

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

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

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

01/17/16 - Porter
Winner: Paul Fisher

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