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2pm July Meeting - TechShop Pittsburgh
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1pm Club Picnic at North Park
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President: Mike Beattie
VP: Andy Weigel
Treasurer: John Rozborski
Secretary: Mike Radford
Past President: Bill Caraway

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Club Insurance and Membership Dues

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 @ 8:50am

The AHA has recently enabled individual clubs to purchase an insurance policy that covers both general liability and liquor liability for our meetings and club events. Plans are priced well within the means of the club, so we're finalizing the details of purchasing such a plan for TRASH. Such a policy will protect both the club and its officers in the event of an accident during or after a club event.

One requirement for this policy is that we provide the insurer with an accurate number of members as well as the names of each paid member. Unfortunately, we didn't make a strong push for dues payments earlier this year and noticed that several "active" members aren't current with their dues. That's our fault for not pushing for on-time dues payments, and we're taking this opportunity to correct the situation.

If you consider yourself an active participant in club meetings and events but you haven't paid your membership dues for this year, please visit the club's subscriptions page to renew your membership.

If you aren't sure of your membership status, you can respond to this message contact the officers for a confirmation.


Rocktoberfest Nemacolin

E-mail sent by Member 169716d, Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 10:33pm

Third Annual Rocktoberfest and Rockin’ Best Brewfest

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1pm - 5pm

Location: nemacolin resort, farmington pa

TRASH Members--several of you have participated in this event over the last few years.  I will be your contact person.  Four brewers with a mimimum of 2 full kegs of your best homebrew (3 if possible).  Please see below and contact me at

Bill Caraway

Third Annual Rocktoberfest and Rockin’ Best Brewfest scheduled for October 11th!  Last year’s participation was the largest that we have ever had here at Nemacolin with a total of 25 breweries personally represented, as well as 3 distributors representing several more breweries.  With the growth comes higher attendance and more and more recognition for your brand, so I hope that this event has proven to be a successful and fun event for you over the last few years. 
That being said, I would love to count on your participation again this year and in return, you will once again receive a complimentary night’s stay in our newly remodeled Chateau and Lodge rooms for either the night of the event or another night of your choice.  Please be advised that the availability for the evening of the event is limited and will be on a first come first served basis.  In addition to your complimentary room, we will be stepping up our radio advertising for this event even more than we have in the past, which will mean free advertising for your brewery.

Third Annual Rocktoberfest and Rockin’ Best Brewfest

  • Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1pm - 5pm
    Location: nemacolin resort, farmington pa

    TRASH Members--several of you have participated in…

The Annual TRASH Homebrew Competition

E-mail sent by Mike Beattie, Saturday, August 9th, 2014 @ 7:21pm

As previously announced, this year's homebrew competition will be at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in the North Side. Both judging and our annual club banquet will take place on Saturday, October 25. At this point, we're working to spread the word, register volunteers, volunteers, and collect any feedback from the club.

TRASH 24 Homebrew Competition
James Street Speakeasy and Gastropub
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Entries will be accepted online starting on Saturday, August 23 at 10am, and are open to everyone who wants to enter. To help us limit judging to a single day, we're setting an cap of 300 entries. Because that's somewhat smaller than previous years, we're setting up a 5 entry limit for the first two weeks registration (August 23 - September 6). After September 6, the per-brewer limit will be lifted.

If you're interested in volunteering as a judge or steward, please sign up now using the registration form on the site. We're also looking to identify volunteers willing to help out with a number of tasks prior to the event. If you're interested in helping out beyond just judging or steward, either respond to this message, or contact me directly using this form.

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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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