March 2014
Wednesday 5th
7pm "February" Monthly Meeting
Sunday 30th
2pm March Club Meeting
April 2014
Saturday 12th
2pm April Club Meeting - MoreBeer
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President: Mike Beattie
VP: Andy Kwiatkowski
Treasurer: John Rozborski
Secretary: Mike Radford
Past President: Bill Caraway

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April Club Meeting - MoreBeer

Posted by Mike Beattie, Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 7:59pm

  • It's time for our April club meeting! This time, we're headed to the MoreBeer Distribution Center in Ambridge, PA. If you've been brewing for very long, then you know that MoreBeer is an exccellent resource for just about any homebrew supply you might be looking for. We'll be heading out to their East Coast distribution center, holding our typical meeting, and touring the facility while we're there.

    April Club Meeting
    MoreBeer East Coast Distribution Center
    200 1st Street; Ambridge, PA (map)
    April 12, 2014 @ 2:00pm (rsvp)

    If you're interested in getting more detailed feedback for any of your homebrew, you're welcome to register your bottles ahead of time using Andy Weigel's site. Bring your registered and labeled bottle to the meeting, and plan on taking home someone else's bottle for a BJCP-style review.

    For additional details and to RSVP, visit the event page.

April Club Meeting - MoreBeer

  • Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: MoreBeer Distribution Center; 200 1st St; Ambridge, PA 15003

    For our April meeting, we're headed back to the MoreBeer Distribution Center in Ambridge, PA.…

    • 6 people attended

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 Pour Opportunities

Posted by Andy Kwiatkowski, Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 5:29pm

  • Do you have kegs and would like to share your beer with other beer lovers during Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week?  Now is your chance, currently we have two opportunties to repersent TRASH and homebrewing during PCBW.  Below will outline the two events, if interested in pouring please email for additional details.  Make sure to read all of the details below, especially Beer Barge 2.

    Commonwealth Press Beer Barge 2: Friday April 25th, 2014 7PM-10PM on the Gateway Clipper boarding at Station Square.  Two Clippers will be attached together and it will be one hell of a beer fest.  This is PCBW's kick off event so it'll be a really good time.  More info at

    • Active TRASH Member
    • Ability to supply at least 3 kegs containing more than 3 gallons of beer each.  If you've seen us at our beer fests we change beer every hour. You must be able to do so.
    • You must be able to make load in. Last year load in to the Clipper had to be completed by 4PM, this year may be different.  This will be an even bigger event and load in rules may change but please keep this in mind. We don't have any confirmation of this but if you work it might be wise to call off or use a half day.

    Commonwealth Press T Shirt Show:  Thursday May 1st @ 6PM(Subject to change, maybe 7PM) at Commonwealth's Warehouse next to the Brimingham Bridge in the Southside.   This is where local screen printers and artists show off their work and you pour beer for the attendees.  This is a personal favorite event and is a good time, should wrap up around 10PM.

    • Active TRASH member
    • Ability to bring beer, doesn't matter if bottled or kegged, just bring a case worth to share.

    Check back for here as events are still being finalized and more may crop up.  Release the Firkins this year is being limited to competition winners to avoid confusion in the voting process for Best Firkin.

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week: Time to Get Ready

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 @ 12:48am

In a little over a month, we'll be celebrating the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. In previous years, the club has participated in several different events over the course of the week. We've hosted brewing demos, participated in beer festivals, and promoted homebrewing in whatever other forums we can.

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week (PCBW)
April 25 through May 4, 2014

Last year, we were invited to more events than we have homebrew or members to support. In other words, there is plenty of room for additional participation. If you're interested in contributing a keg, now is the time to start brewing!

We'll send out more email later this month as specific opportunities start to appear. If you have any questions or are interested in particular events, feel free to respond to this message.

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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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