E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 10:18am
If you are planning to enter the TRASH XXVIII Homebrew Competition and have not yet registered your entries, do so fast because it's nearly full. The competition is capped at 375 entries and as of the time I'm writing this we have received 316 entries. Register at http://trashcompetition.org.
This year we limited it to 6 entries per brewer for the first week to allow everyone a chance to get some entries in and even still it's almost full already. Next Saturday at 8:00 AM we'll raise the per-brewer limit to 12 but the competition might be full by then. Be sure to get your entries in before we allow others to go back for seconds!
E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, February 15th, 2018 @ 9:57am
Just a couple quick reminders and an announcement:
Meeting this Saturday at Helicon in Oakdale at 2:00 pm. Helicon’s happy hour is from 12:30 to 2:30 and PGH Taco Truck will also be on premises. So, feel free to show up early, enjoy happy hour and get some yummy food. As always, bring homebrew.
Entry registration for the TRASH 28 competition open this Saturday at 8 AM. Entries are initially capped at 6 per brewer. This cap is raised to 12 after a week.
NHC Indianapolis Judging will be Friday and Saturday April 13 and 14. Fred Mullner is planning to travel to Indianapolis to judge. If anyone else is interested in going, and wants to share a ride, please contact Fred at email@example.com.
E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 @ 12:53pm
Hey TRASH brewers!
This year's TRASH competition - TRASH XXVIII - is just around the corner. It will be held on Saturday, April 7th at Helicon Brewing in Oakdale.
The competition web site is now live. Participant registration is now open. Please visit trashcompetition.org to sign up. As always, pulling this off is a large feat that can't be done without your help. This is a call to arms for all available judges & stewards. Please help us out on April 7th!
If you have never judged or stewarded a homebrew competition and don't know where to begin, don't hesitate to ask. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll go over the details. Or, better yet, come to a TRASH meeting and talk with fellow homebrewers about what goes on at a competition. It's a great time!
Entry registration will open on Saturday, February 17th at 8:00 AM and will run through Friday, March 16th at 7:00 PM. The competition will be limited to 375 entries total. Participants will be limited to six (6) entries during the first week of registration. The per-entrant cap will be raised to twelve (12) entries on Saturday, February 24th at 8:00 AM. This is to allow everyone ample time to get some entries in before it fills up.
Finally, we are proud to announce that TRASH XXVIII will be a participating competition in the inaugural North Appalachian Homebrewing Championship. More details coming soon...
E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Saturday, January 13th, 2018 @ 8:43pm
Hey TRASH brewers. Have you seen that show called Beerland on Vice? They're looking for Pittsburgh-area homebrewers to include in the next season of the show. If you're interested, you can contact Tina, the casting producer, directly. The email we received from her follows.
Hi TRASH Homebrewers,
My name is Tina, and I'm a producer at VICELAND, Vice Media's television network. We are gearing up for the third season of Beerland, a homebrew competition show hosted by Meg Gill of Golden Road Brewery. The seriesdives into different craft beer communities to feature fascinating homebrewers and the brews they make.
I'm reaching out because we're headed to the Pittsburgh area in March, and we're looking for homebrewers in the area to feature in our show (particularly homebrewers around 25-35 years old - but casting is open to all ages!). If chosen, participants have the opportunity to win $10,000 and their beer packaged and distributed by Golden Road in Los Angeles.
Our series showcases different homebrewers from all walks of life who are passionate about not only the beer they make but the community they share it with. We’re very interested in finding diverse and unique people, as well as fun, visual places where they share their beer.
We'd love to involve some TRASH Homebrewers! If anyone is interested in the opportunity, please have them fill out this short questionnaire below, and email it back to me in order to be considered:
Why do you brew?
What brews might you have ready in March?
Any unique ingredients or brew techniques?
Where do you DRINK your brew? Unique locations/events/gatherings etc?
What makes you YOU? What other hobbies outside of beer, lively activities you do (that you might bring a beer to!)
How has homebrewing impacted your life/family/community?
Please feel free to pass my information along to anyone who might be interested or reach out if you have any questions!