In June 2022, T.R.U.B. received the Radegast Club of the Year award from the American Homebrewers Association.
This award, named for the Slavic god of hospitality (and creator of beer), is an not achievement obtained through competition, but an award (per the AHA) “won for doing great things.” The award is issued annually.
T.R.U.B’s winning application in part:
Three Rivers Underground Brewers, or T.R.U.B., is about one thing: friendship shared over carefully and creatively crafted homebrew. The club has been a keystone in the Greater Pittsburgh homebrewing community for many years, persisting and thriving, even in recent years as our world navigated a global pandemic and social turmoil. There is a place for every home brewer in the club, from beginner (or not yet begun!) to the advanced and seasoned veteran. Here individuals can learn, connect, share, and have fun. T.R.U.B has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to all elements of the hobby, through fellowship at meetings, educational events, pouring events, competitions (as both judges and participants), and supporting our members who now brew professionally throug
Above all else, we will always be proud of our annual philanthropic effort, Brewing Up A Cure for Cystic Fibrosis: TRUB’s main philanthropic effort, Brewing Up A Cure, is one of Pittsburgh’s longest running beer festivals. Now in our 14th year, we have helped raise over $350,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event features well over 100 different homebrewed beers, ciders, and meads made by various club members, as well as beers from great craft breweries from around the Pittsburgh region. In addition to all the great beer, we have over $10,000 worth of great auction items every year. All proceeds going towards the charity which connects personally to members of the club, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.