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TRASH XXVIII Competition Awards Ceremony

  • Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Helicon Brewing - 102 Union Ave, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Following the conclusion of judging and tallying of…

    • 21 people are attending

March Meeting - Country Wines

  • Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 2pm - 4pm
    Location: Country Wines, 2300 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Our March meeting will be at Country Wines. Dues paid TRASH members can take advantage of their…

    • 13 people attended

TRASH XXVIII Competition filling up fast!

E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 10:18am

Hey Brewers!

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

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!

  The TRASH Officers

Meeting Reminder – Competition Entries – NHC Judging

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


February Meeting - Helicon

  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2pm - 4pm
    Location: Helicon Brewing, 102 Union Ave, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Our February Meeting will be at Helicon in Oakdale on February 17,…

    • 2 people attended

TRASH XXVIII Competition - Judge / Steward Registration Now Open!

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 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 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...

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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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