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 10th, 2016. This is the same venue as the past couple years' parties (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, there will be a $10 cover fee for the party. Your $10 gets you one draft beer from the ballroom bar, plus some house-made snacks. 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.
Lastly, we will hold an official meeting around 6PM to discuss club business including installation of new club officers (President & Treasurer). 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!