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August 2021 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Greetings Brewers! We have a lot to cover this month and because we need action from all of you for some items, I want to start with them...


  1. Sign-up for Clam Jam is due Sept 3rd. Please RSVP if you would like to serve your beer at this event.

  2. Last Call for the Pallet Buy. Please get your order in by Sept 3rd!

  3. Sign-up for Lehigh Valley Brewer's Guild Beerfest is due Sept 24th. Please RSVP.

  4. Join the AHA and link your account to Lehigh Valley Homebrewers by Sept 1st. (This gives us a discount on our insurance fee)

Now that those important items are out of the way, on with the newsletter!


I'd like to offer a huge thanks to everyone who helped with Malt Madness XV! Special thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered including our all our stewards, judges, and the competition committee. It's a lot of work to run a competition of this size! I'd especially like to recognize the efforts of Mel Homik, Joe Kalinosky, Kevin Gain, Melissa Titus, and Keith Erikson. Without the efforts of these individuals we would not have been able to pull this off. I'd also like to thank all our sponsors including Keystone Homebrew supply, Hop and Grain, Weyerbacher Brewing, and our host venue, Dewey Fire Co. See below for more information regarding Malt Madness, including results.


Please check out the "Our Brewers" section below for some recent news about our club members.


We're wrapping up our BJCP training course and the tasting exam is scheduled for Aug 28th - Good Luck to everyone taking the test!


Our August meeting will be at Buttzville Brewing, a new brewery opened by club members Dave and Erin Anderson. Please plan on making the short drive into NJ and help celebrate their successful transition to pro-brewers!


Finally, a reminder that we still have 3 brewing competitions left for the Lehigh Valley HBoTY competition. While there is starting to be some separation at the top of the leaderboard, it's not over yet. Plus, the officers are working on a prize tiering strategy so ensure you've accumulated as many points as possible by the end of the competition!


See you at the end of the month!



John Litak

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!

 

Meeting Minutes from Last Month


July Meeting - Tuesday, 279 July 2021


In July, Lehigh Valley Homebrewers met at Lost Tavern Brewing and was attended by 26 brewers.


Agenda included:


  • Club Business and Announcements

  • Event Planning

  • Sharing of Homebrew


 

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