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December 2021 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Greetings Brewers! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!


Our annual Holiday party is this Tuesday at Seven Sirens in South Bethlehem. Come join us to help celebrate another year of homebrewing! The Seven Sirens tap room is 8500 sqft, so there should be plenty of space for social distancing, however please do not attend if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to a positive case. Feel free to bring homebrew to share at the Holiday Party.


The club officers are starting to plan out next year's activities. We'll open up membership renewals in January and include a member survey to help get input into the planning of events, competitions, and educational sessions.


Our first event of the year will be the Fegley's Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 29th - so please get that new holiday brewing equipment sanitized and brew! In case Santa didn't bring you everything you want, check out the forum for some new items for sale or to post your old equipment for sale. While you're brewing, think about entering War of the Worts, hosted by Keystone Hops (registration links posted below).


Thank you to Mike Manning and Colony Meadery for hosting our November meeting and thank you to everyone who donated toys for tots!



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!

 

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS

Here are some upcoming events, we'll add more specifics as we work out the details for these events.



  • Holiday Party and HBoTY Award Ceremony - December 28th, Seven Sirens

  • Fegley's Craft Beer Fest - January 29th





 

OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)


Join us at the next meeting to hear about the successes and contributions of our brewers to the homebrew and professional brewing community.

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS


Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year


Congratulations to Bill Roesch who entered the winning Maple beer during the November judging! Also congratulations to Ryan Celia and John Litak with their 2nd and 3rd place finishes respectively.


We'll have the full awards ceremony for Homebrewer of the Year at the December Holiday Party.

Check out the leaderboard here!



 

UPCOMING BJCP COMPETITIONS

Full list is available here.



War of the Worts

Sixth PA Homebrew Open Competition


 

OTHER CLUB INFO


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


LVHB T-Shirts

LVHB t-shirts are being redesigned...


Looking for a gift idea? How about 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!   https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/ 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.  https://hopandgrain.us/


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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Steve Badman
Steve Badman
Dec 31, 2021

Has anyone been able to get on the War of Worts link? I have not been able to open it and I emailed the contact person but have not gotten a response after 4 days. Is this competition still on?

thanks,

Steve Badman

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