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Reminder: Meeting this Sunday at East End at 12pm

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 6:35pm


Just a reminder.  The May meeting will be this Sunday at East End Brewing on Julius Street.  The meeting starts at 12.  

Some notes:

Mike Beattie will be leading a discussion on Yeast Handling.   Yeast and its handling in the home brewery are always interesting subjects, and this discussion will be no exception.

East End will have swing-top bottles available for purchase. They have about a pallet of swing-tops bottles that want rid of.  I think these are the large 2-L swing tops that they used to package some beers in, and I also think that some take crown caps.  The price I was given is   
6-$10, 12-$16, 36-$21, and 48-$25. Larger quantities are also available if you are so inclined.  


Tech Talk on Yeast Handling: Volunteer Needed

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 7:52pm


We'd like to have a technical talk at one of the upcoming meetings.  We've had a request for a discussion on Yeast Handling. I'd like to one of you to volunteer to run it.   You don't need to be a microbiologist, and it doesn't need to be a formal presentation.  We just need someone to lead a friendly discussion about how you handle yeast in your brewery, invite others present to share what they do,  and then keep it more-or-less on topic.  

If you're interested, please reply to this email or send a note to  Thank you.




June 2017 Meeting - Chris Meta's House

  • Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: 1501 Oakwood Dr, Mt Lebanon, 15234

    For our June 2017 meeting we'll be returning once…

    • 1 person is attending

Pouring Opportunity June 10

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 6:33pm


There is a pouring opportunity at a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters on June 10.  Please see the email from TRASH member Correy Dandoy below.  Please contact her at if you are interested in participating.  It sounds like a good time, and it's for a good cause.



Correy's email...

Hi Sean,

I wanted to reach out to the club about an opportunity for members to pour their beers at a fundraiser event this summer. Justin and I are both very involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and sit on the Washington County Advisory Board. We are planning our first big summer fundraiser, a BBQ sauce competition, "Big BBQ Boss," for June 10 at the Community Pavilion in downtown Washington, PA.

The event will feature approximately 10 local BBQ-ers that will be judged by official judges as well as the general attendees, as well as entertainment and additional vendors. We are hoping to have a few homebrewers wiling to donate their beer and pour for the event. The event goes from noon until 4pm.

The cost of admission to this event will support BBBS in Washington and Greene Counties.

Let me know if we can share this information with the club. Anyone interested in participating can contact me directly (

Thank you for your help!

Correy Dandoy

Washington County Advisory Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

  • Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 9am - 3pm
    Location: MoreBeer, 200 1st Street Ambridge, PA 15003 USA

    AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

    • 4 people attended

Beer and Gear at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17.

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 6th, 2017 @ 7:53pm


We've been invited back to the annual Beer and Gear event at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17

Club Member John Rozborksi has been going for some time, and always has a blast. 

Please see his note below.  If you want to coordinate with John, let me know and I'll get you his contact info.


Hello Sean, Chris, et al:
writing to confirm that TRASH is again invited to the annual Beer and Gear event at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17. Here is a link:

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! 

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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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