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May Meeting Recap

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 @ 8:13pm

Big Thank you to East End for hosting us!

Another big Thank You to Mike Beattie for the tech talk on yeast handling.

Help Needed:

is anyone in the greater Fox Chapel Area willing to give a brief talk on homebrewing?  We’ve been contacted by the librarian there.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested


Upcoming Events/Meetings

Beer and Gear at Ohiopyle, June 17, Combo Beer fest and Camping, and perennially a good time.  There should still be a couple of slots. 1 keg/brewer.  John Rozborksi is the point man.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested


June Meeting - Saturday, June 24, 3p at Chris Meta’s House
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Beer, Good times.Family Friendly!

Mini-Competition: Our roughly quarterly mini-competition will be held at the June meeting. Bring your best Big Brew Styles from this year: American IPA, Saison, Oktoberfest/Maerzen


July Meeting - Saturday, July 22 at Hitchhiker’s New Location, Sharpsburg




Reminder: Meeting this Sunday at East End at 12pm

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 6:35pm


Just a reminder.  The May meeting will be this Sunday at East End Brewing on Julius Street.  The meeting starts at 12.  

Some notes:

Mike Beattie will be leading a discussion on Yeast Handling.   Yeast and its handling in the home brewery are always interesting subjects, and this discussion will be no exception.

East End will have swing-top bottles available for purchase. They have about a pallet of swing-tops bottles that want rid of.  I think these are the large 2-L swing tops that they used to package some beers in, and I also think that some take crown caps.  The price I was given is   
6-$10, 12-$16, 36-$21, and 48-$25. Larger quantities are also available if you are so inclined.  


Tech Talk on Yeast Handling: Volunteer Needed

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 7:52pm


We'd like to have a technical talk at one of the upcoming meetings.  We've had a request for a discussion on Yeast Handling. I'd like to one of you to volunteer to run it.   You don't need to be a microbiologist, and it doesn't need to be a formal presentation.  We just need someone to lead a friendly discussion about how you handle yeast in your brewery, invite others present to share what they do,  and then keep it more-or-less on topic.  

If you're interested, please reply to this email or send a note to  Thank you.




June 2017 Meeting - Chris Meta's House

  • Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: 1501 Oakwood Dr, Mt Lebanon, 15234

    For our June 2017 meeting we'll be returning once…

    • 15 people are attending

Pouring Opportunity June 10

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 6:33pm


There is a pouring opportunity at a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters on June 10.  Please see the email from TRASH member Correy Dandoy below.  Please contact her at if you are interested in participating.  It sounds like a good time, and it's for a good cause.



Correy's email...

Hi Sean,

I wanted to reach out to the club about an opportunity for members to pour their beers at a fundraiser event this summer. Justin and I are both very involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and sit on the Washington County Advisory Board. We are planning our first big summer fundraiser, a BBQ sauce competition, "Big BBQ Boss," for June 10 at the Community Pavilion in downtown Washington, PA.

The event will feature approximately 10 local BBQ-ers that will be judged by official judges as well as the general attendees, as well as entertainment and additional vendors. We are hoping to have a few homebrewers wiling to donate their beer and pour for the event. The event goes from noon until 4pm.

The cost of admission to this event will support BBBS in Washington and Greene Counties.

Let me know if we can share this information with the club. Anyone interested in participating can contact me directly (

Thank you for your help!

Correy Dandoy

Washington County Advisory Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

  • Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 9am - 3pm
    Location: MoreBeer, 200 1st Street Ambridge, PA 15003 USA

    AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

    • 4 people attended

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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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