August 22, 2016: Sean Hallisey and Brandon Gerthoffer at Full Pint Wild Side Pub

In August, our monthly meeting was held at Full Pint Wild Side Pub in Lawrenceville. Sean Hallisey is the owner & brew master. He gave an interesting presentation on the production of his beers along with some tastings. The chef’s name is Brandon Gerthoffer, and he prepared pulled pork sandwich bites & house made salsa & chips. Chef uses in-house beer in many of the sandwiches & snacks he produces.

Sean has been brewing beer for 15 years and has had Full Pint for the last 7 years. The Pub started at the beginning of 2016, opening the kitchen in April. Chef Gerthoffer is a graduate of Slippery Rock University. Following a different career path, he decided to follow his passion and go into food service. He started working at the Wooden Nickel, eventually becoming Sous Chef. In 2014, he joined Full Pint Wild Side Pub. Thank you Sean & Chef Gerthoffer for hosting our meeting.

After great beer & sandwiches during our meeting at Full Pint, we then celebrated the 82nd birthday of one of our more distinguished members, Willi Daffinger, CEC. We celebrated with good friends and great chocolate / vanilla cake. The cake was made by Exec Pastry Chef Ruth Beatty.

Willi Daffinger celebrating his 82nd birthday!

Willi Daffinger celebrating his 82nd birthday!

Photo Credit: Kathleen Garland