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April 2023 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Greetings Brewers,

Our April meeting will be pushed back a week to May 2 to correspond with Malt Mania at Two Rivers Brewing in Easton, as part of Lehigh Valley Beer Week. Note that we will be starting at 6PM, rather than the usual 7:30PM start time. It's been a couple years since we've been able to join Deer Creek Malthouse at Two Rivers for this event and I know I'm excited to be back!

Membership renewals are live, so if you haven't yet, please renew! We're planning to update our homebrew supply shop sponsors with a current list of members after the meeting, and will ask that they purge the old lists at that time.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Lehigh Valley Brewer's Guild Beer Festival at SteelStacks in April. In addition to the roughly 70 beers provided by the guild members, we served 19 fantastic options from three jockey boxes, bottles, and a cask, much to the delight of the festival goers. Expect results for the 2023 Homebrewer of the Year competition at the meeting!

Reminder that HBoTY points are also awarded to those who participate in Big Brew at Yergey's on May 6th. Please register by April 26th, so we can send a finalized list to Jim and prepare ingredients (just bring your equipment). We hope you'll join us in brewing to support "She Nailed It", the all women nail-hammering relay competition in support of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. WLVR will be joining us to cover the event; bring some homebrew to share with each other and members of the public who drop by to watch the brew.

If you signed up for the first merchandise order in Feburary, hats ($20), shop shirts ($35), and hoodies ($30) will be available for pickup at the meeting; cash preferred. If you missed out, I'm sure we'll be doing another run soon, so talk to Rob to let him know you're interested.

See you in May,

Steve Anthony

LVHb Club President

Future Meetings:

Meetings are open to anyone (21 and older) who home brews (beer, wine, cider, mead) or is interested in learning about home brewing.  Our club has over 30 certified judges and several members who have "gone pro" by opening their own brewery, meadery, or distillery! - So bring your latest craft creation and get some constructive feedback and/or accolades!



May is a perfect time to brew together, so come out and join us!

  • May 6 - Big Brew for a Cause at Yergey Brewing

  • May 20 - Club Barrel Brew at Keystone Homebrew Supply


OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)

Congratulations to our brewers successfully completed PLCB RAMP Server/Seller training:

  • John Litak

  • Bill Gade



Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year

There's still time to brew for April for judging at the LVBG Festival! Check out the competition listing for details for the full year.



Full list is available here.

Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:



Registrations Due







The details for most of our happenings (news, events, etc.) will either be included in the monthly newsletter or will be found on the LVHB Website Club Info page.   More random thoughts, photos, and links will be shared via the club Facebook page.   Find photos of our brewing activities on Instagram!  @lehighvalleyhomebrewers

Are you an AHA member? As we prepare to do club membership renewals, it's a good time to consider adding or renewing an AHA Membership for yourself or your brewing buddy. Use our link (click the image below) and the club gets credit for your membership!

Member Benefits

Keystone Homebrew Supply offers 10% off online and in-store purchases for LVHB members as well as a points based loyalty reward program.  They offer weekly local delivery on Saturday at Bonn Place in Bethlehem (just place your order by Thursday).  Keystone offers full sacks of grain as well as a large selection of brewing and wine making equipment.  Also, for most local competitions they provide a drop off point so you don't have to mail in your entries! Hop and Grain offers members 20% off purchases on their online store, free shipping and flexible local pick-up options.  You'll find them very accommodating, even if you require a special order.

Brew Hardware offers members a 5% discount as well!

GrogTags offers members 15% off with the code on the member page - get creative with your labels and prepare for the 2023 label competition!

There's no excuse not to brew because you can't get ingredients or equipment!  Thank you to the local shops that support our club!

See all the benefits of membership as well as how to join here.

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