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February 2022 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Greetings Brewers!

This month we'll be headed to another new venue for our club, Retriever Brewing in Orefield!

Many of you have asked about membership renewals and the officers and club board have been discussing what the correct amount for dues should be as we had a small financial shortfall last year. We'll share a summary of the proposed budget and ask the members to vote on dues at the February meeting. Please attend and make your voice heard.

We've recently received a small donation of brewery cleanser from Exchilerator, (no, that's not a Doppelbock), so be sure to check out the raffle prize table at upcoming meetings. Their brewery cleanser was developed in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Homebrewer, Rick Theiner, founder of Logic, Inc. so I expect it to live up to the hype! Check out their innovative brewing products at their website.

PSU Berks reached out the club to share information about a brewing curriculum they are developing. If you are interested, check it out here. They have a series of upcoming free webinars to raise interest in the program:

  • Feb 23rd - The Tasting Room Experience - Learn about the critical aspects of designing and running a tasting room. Register here.

  • March 10th - Building a Brewery: Site Selection, Permits and Licenses - Presented by Attorney Theodore J. Zeller

  • March 11th - Building a Brewery: The Legal Aspects of Distribution - Presented by Attorney Theodore J. Zeller

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in Fegley's Brewfest, especially those that helped with the set up and tear down. Fegley's was a fantastic host as usual and their brewfest did not disappoint! I'd also like to give thanks to Yergey Brewing for hosting us last month. I hope to see everyone at Retriever on Tuesday.

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!



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


OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)

If you have the opportunity to be near Pottsville, PA, please stop in at Pilger Ruh Brewing and check out their brown ale, "North of the Mountain" which was brewed in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Homebrewer, Todd Houser!



Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year

Check out the 2021 results / leaderboard here!

We'll be crafting the 2022 challenges shortly...



Full list is available here.

Mountain View Homebrew Competition (Non-BJCP competition)

Buzz Off

  • Registration due 4/16/2022

  • Website Coming Soon

Valhalla: The Mead-ing of Life


Monk Melee XII



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! 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.

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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