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1pm Club Picnic at North Park
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2pm Oktoberfest Celebration & Festbier Competition
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President: Mike Beattie
VP: Andy Weigel
Treasurer: John Rozborski
Secretary: Mike Radford
Past President: Bill Caraway

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TRASH Competition - Entries Now Open

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 @ 1:48am

We had previously announced that the annual competition would open for entries on Saturday, August 23 2014. Unfortunately, a configuration error on my part blocked entries until a later date. At this point, the error has been corrected, and the competition site is accepting entries.

TRASH 24 Homebrew Competition
 - Per-Brewer Entry Cap Lifted on September 13, 2014
 - Entries Accepted through October 11, 2014
 - Judging to take place on October 25, 2014
 - Details and Registration:

For the first 2 weeks, entries will be limited to 5 per brewer. After that point, starting at 10:00am on September 13, 2014, we will be lifting that cap for anyone who wants to register additional entries. We have also established an overall cap of 300 entries that we do not expect to lift, so be sure to register sooner rather than later. If you are qualified and live at least somewhat nearby, we would love to have you register as a judge in addition to entering beers.

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact the officers or respond to this message.


Pour Opportunity - Steel City Big Pour

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 @ 1:17am

As we have for the past several years, TRASH is scheduled to run a table at the annual Steel City Big Pour. For the event to be successful, we need 15-20 kegs from members who are willing to contribute 2 kegs per session. Participants must be current with their TRASH dues and are encouraged to participate in both sessions if at all possible.

Event Details
 - Steel City Big Pour
 - Saturday, September 6 2014
 - 12:00-3:00pm or 5:00-8:00pm
 - Club Sponsor: Chris Meta

If you have kegs that you'd like to bring, please contact Chris Meta with the information listed below. You can also contact Chris with questions about the event specifics.

Required Information
 - How many kegs are you willing to contribute?
 - Which session(s) are you able to work (12-3, and/or 5-8)

The event is right around the corner and typically fills up quickly, so quick responses are encouraged.


Reminder - Club Picnic Tomorrow

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 @ 4:11pm

Don't forget! The annual club picnic is slated for tomorrow starting at 1:00pm. This is a pot-luck style event where members are encouraged to bring along their own dish. If you like, you'll even have the option to set up a grill. The club will provide charcoal, place settings and plenty of ice for those who bring beer. In addition to homebrew, you are welcome to bring along any commercial examples that you want to share.

Also keep in mind, we'll be voting on the best beer, best side dish, and best grilled item. We'll have prizes for our winners and, of course, we'll be handing out the annual TRASHy Award to the brewer(s) behind the best beer.

Annual TRASH Picnic
 - Sunday, August 24 @ 1:00pm
 - Ontario Pavillion, North Park (directions)

Event Details and RSVP

As usual, club events are a great time to submit you're beers on Andy Weigel's site. Register a bottle of some recent homebrew, then bring a bottle to the meeting to exchange with someone else. You'll both get a chance to exercise your judging skill and get some feedback on your beer!

See you guys tomorrow!


Pour Opportunity - Bayardstown Homebrew Happy Hour

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Thursday, August 21st, 2014 @ 7:51am

The Bayardstown Social Club has been running a fairly unique outdoor social club for the past year or so. Deeplocal, an area design studio, rents an open lot on Penn Ave in the Strip and opens it up to the community for an opportunity to share a few beers and maybe a snack from a local food truck. The Post-Gazette ran an article on the club last year with some background, and you can find current information on the group's web site.

Next month, they're organizing a special Homebrew Happy Hour and inviting members from area homebrew clubs to bring out a keg and introduce their members to some homebrew. TRASH will be showing up with at least one keg (from me), and both TRUB and BASH are planning to participate as well.

Event Overview
 - Bayardstown Homebrew Happy Hour
 - Thursday, Sept 11 from 6 to 10pm
 - bayardstown site:
 - club contact: Mike Beattie

Some Details
 - Bayardstown will provide ice and sample cups.
 - Homebrewers are responsible for gas and tubs.
 - Free entry for homebrewers who bring a keg (normally $5).

If you're interested in bringing out a keg for an opportunity to introduce others to quality homebrew, please contact me or respond to this message to sign up.


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Don't let the "Serious" part of our name scare you off. If you have an interest in homebrewing come to one of our meetings and check it out. There is lots of good food and of course homebrewed beer. If you have any questions ask on the contact form.

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