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Volunteers Needed: Cooper Siegel Community Library's How To Fest on 9/10

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, July 20th, 2017 @ 7:41pm


We’ve been asked to participate in the Cooper-Siegel Community Library’s How to Fest on September 10.  There looking for someone (or several someones) to come and give a roughly 20-minute talk on homebrewing.   This would be a great opportunity to share your enthusiasm and expertise with the community, and no demos required.  Please see the invite below and contact Kelley Beeson directly if interested.  



The Cooper-Siegel Community Library is planning it's very first How To Festival on Sunday September 10th from 1-5 PM. Haven't heard of a How To Festival? It's an hours-long learning extravaganza where the library becomes a giant classroom filled with multiple stations of volunteers teaching 20-minute sessions on topics such as:

o    How to Make a Fidget Spinner

o    How to Do Your Makeup Like a Pro

o    How to Have an Amazing Pittsburgh Staycation

o    How to Groom Your Dog

We want to fill the library with ALL kinds of learning opportunities! Anything, really; from the very small, fun and frivolous, to the major and more complicated. We're looking for hobbyists, enthusiasts, experts, practitioners and teachers who would love to share their passion, hobby or talent with others! Would you be willing to join us as a volunteer and contribute your expertise in homebrewing? We'd love to have a session on a specific element regarding homebrewing, like choosing materials, finding support and community and resources, educating your palate, anything! You would be a great addition to our learning lineup! Our planning committee is hoping this inaugural festival is pretty spectacular as we want to make this an annual library event!  

Please let me know if you're able to participate as soon as possible so that we can make sure the day is a big success! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kelley Beeson

Adult Services Department Head

Cooper Siegel Community Library

412-828-9520 x21

TRASH Picnic / August Meeting

  • Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 12pm - 5pm
    Location: "Den" Shelter, Boyce Park , Monroeville PA

    The club's 2017 Summer Picnic will be held at the Den shelter on…

    • 8 people are attending

Collaboration/Pouring Opportunity with Tupelo Honey Teas

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, June 29th, 2017 @ 6:56pm


Tupelo Honey Teas is a loose-leaf tea shop in Millvale. They are looking to have some tea-infused homebrews to be served at an
 Ok-TEA-BEER-fest event in Millvale at the former Moose lodge on Saturday, September 30th.   They'd like to work with some of us ahead of time to develop the beer/tea blends that will be served.   

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please contact Stephanie Brea directly.  She is the contact person from Tupelo Honey
 Teas.  She can be reached at 
412-580-6952 or by email at 

Alternately, you could attend the upcoming TRUB
 meeting at Tupelo Honey Teas on Tuesday, July 11, at 7:00 PM.  The address is 211 Grant Ave, Millvale, PA, 15209.


Volunteers Needed: Carnegie Library Beer Talk and Brewing Demo in September

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, June 29th, 2017 @ 6:40pm


We've been contacted by the Carnegie Library at 1230 Federal Street.  They're looking for a person (or persons) to give a talk about beer and maybe demo homebrewing.   They were thinking sometime in September but do not have a firm schedule yet; Schedule is somethign they would work out with us.   If interested, please send me a note, and I'll put you in touch with the Library. 


Quick Announcement and Meeting Reminder

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:46pm


Quick announcement: East End will be tapping the first keg of Rich Romanko's Munich Helles on Tuesday, June 20 at 5 pm at the brewery on Julius st.  Rich earned this pro-am with East End by winning the Turtle Creek award at the TRASH XXVII competition. Come on out, raise a pint or two and then take a growler home! 

Meeting Reminder: Our June meeting is coming up at Chris Meta's house.  Please RSVP for yourself and any guests either to the meeting invite on groupspaces or on Facebook (or both).  Chris puts out an awesome spread, but he needs to know how many mouths to feed.  Oh, and this meeting is family-friendly.




Pouring Opportunity - September 8

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:20pm


There's a pouring opportunity coming up on September 8 with the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company's Freedom Fest.  The Brew Fest potion of the event is Friday night September 8 from 6-9 pm.  They are requesting 15 gallons per brewer (it's geared more towards probrew than homebrew), but they would accept less.  There is an application attached.



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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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