E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 @ 6:13am
The Ohio State Fair homebrew competition needs a few more judges. Judging in Saturday, June 2 in Columbus, OH. If you can judge, please contact Brett Chance at B.Chance@expo.ohio.gov to sign up. Or sign up on the website
We pull a number of judges in from OH for our competition. This is good chance to return the favor.
There are two open seats in the July 14 BJCP Beer Tasting Exam that Chris Staub is sponsoring. If you're interested in testing your beer judging skills, or raising your score,please contact Chris to grab a spot.
E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, May 21st, 2018 @ 7:37pm
Some additional announcements...
Fresh Fest Beer Fest - August 11
Day Bracey from The Drinking Partners Podcast is planning a beer festival for August 11 - www.freshfestbeerfest.com. They are doing collabs with 20 breweries around Pittsburgh as well as 10 other breweries. He offered for one TRASH member to do a homebrew collab with a local artist/business owner/person of interest that he would let TRASH have a table at the festival. Someone would need to brew at least 10 gallons, if not 15, to have available for the August 11 event. It would have to be a new beer designed in collaboration (if you didn't pick up on collab above) with the person/people they are partnered up with, not something someone has laying around. I could also see a couple of TRASH members potentially getting in on the collaboration if they're feeling like getting a bit crazy...If you're interested, please contact TRASH Treasurer Paul Fisher (email@example.com) if interested.
Free Equipment to a Good Home
Local Homebrewer Mike Escourt is looking to part with some equipment. He has 2 1/2 Bbl Kegs (could be good for building a RIMS system). He also has a converted beer fridge with CO2 bottle, a few corny kegs, and some fittings/parts. All stuff is free. Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, May 17th, 2018 @ 8:29pm
Just a few quick announcements:
Next Meeting - June 16 at Kerry Diehl's house from 11AM to 330 PM. Please see the invite I just sent.
Beer and Gear - June 16
We've been invited back to the annual Beer and Gear event at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 16. Club Member John Rozborksi has been going for some time, and always has a blast. Please see my note from April 30 for more details. If you want to coordinate with John, let me know and I'll get you his contact info.
BJCP Exam - July 14 - Beer Needed
TRASH member Chris Staub is sponsoring a BJCP Beer Tasting Exam on July 14. I am administering the exam. I'll be looking for homebrew donations for the exam. Anything from Categories 1 through 26 of the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, be it a world class example of a given style or something with room for improvement. If you think you might have beer to donate, please contact me directly. Thank you.
I have always loved this event. truly fun. They typically allow up to 6 people to come into the event for TRASH. They do offer a pass for WW rafting anytime in the season, which is a pretty awesome perk for pouring beer. They also print pint glasses that include every brewery and TRASH's name, which is a neat memento. Many of the pro-brewers camp up the hill, and BBQ, play music, drink special private cellar beers both Friday and Saturday night. TRASH members are free to also camp there. It is primitive camping. At the moment, I am intending to go, with at least one companion.
Would you please post and announce a "pouring opportunity" to the club so everyone knows and can also have fun? as usual, 1 keg per slot - up to 6 slots. Thank you!