2015 TRASH Holiday Party

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 5pm - 11pm

Location: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy - 422 Foreland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

This event is in the past.

The club's annual holiday party will once again be held in the ballroom at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy on Pittsburgh's North Side on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.  This is the same venue as last year's party (and the TRASH XXV competition & awards banquet).  The party starts at 5:00 and we have the room booked for the whole evening, so plan to hang around and have a good time with your fellow club members.  Bring your significant others and little ones; this event is family friendly.

Just like last year, t
here will be a $10 cover fee for the party.  Your $10 gets you one draft beer from the ballroom bar, plus house-made chips & dips to snack on.  Food can be ordered à la carte from a menu of sandwiches, salads, burgers, appetizers, and wings.  Come hungry - James Street makes some pretty good eats at reasonable prices.  The ballroom bar will be tended all evening for you to buy additional draft & bottled beer.

As this is a homebrew club gathering, you are encouraged to bring your own homebrew to share.  Bottles, growlers, whatever.  Get feedback, get critique, get praise.  Get into a serious discussion about the differences between WLP002 and Wyeast 1968.  Bring out that stuff you've been saving - your 2009 Flanders Red, your 2011 Wee Heavy, that Bourbon Barrel RIS you brewed 18 months ago - as this is the time to celebrate!

Grab Bag: Gift-wrap a special bottle of beer (commercial or homebrew) and bring it to the meeting.  We'll have a special table set up for the grab bag bottles.  At 7:00 anyone who put one in gets to take one out. Keep your gift wrap anonymous - put who it's from under the wrapping so nobody can see until after the gift has been opened.  If you receive a commercial bottle, please don't crack it open until you get home.

Mini Competition: There will be a mini-competition at the holiday party to choose the best beer brewed from the mystery grist handed out at the October meering. 
 Full details are available here:

Lastly, we will hold an official meeting at 5:45 PM to discuss club business including installation of new club officers (Vice President & Secretary).  The meeting will last 15-20 minutes after which, party on!

Please RSVP to help us get a head count so we can let James Street know what to expect.  Cheers!


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2pm March Meeting - Country Wines
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Saturday 7th
6:30pm TRASH XXVIII Competition Awards Ceremony
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President: Sean Kinnas
VP: Alex Szokolyai
Treasurer: Paul Fisher
Secretary: Daren Szakelyhidi
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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