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July 2023 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Greetings Brewers,


Our July meeting will be Tuesday, July 25th, at The Referend Bier Blendery in Kutztown, PA, where we'll learn about spontaneous fermentation. Food will not be available on-site, so make sure to grab something to eat first. Parking at the brewery is tight, but parking is permitted just past the brewery entrance on Jay Ln, off Old 22.


As part of the process for obtaining our non-profit status, we need Articles of Incorporation. The officers met to work through changes to our outdated articles with John Litak, and incorporated feedback from our Board of Directors. We will vote to enact the new Articles at the meeting, please review them beforehand.


Judging for the July Munich Helles/Belgian Blonde competition will take place at the meeting as well; if you have beer and cannot make it, please get in contact and we will work to make arrangements. The next event will be Clam Jam (anything you want) in Easton in August. We're always a popular stop for festival goers, so brew, brew, brew!


Speaking of August, after consulting with our competition coordinator, we've decided to postpone Malt Madness, in order to have sufficient time to solicit and coordinate entries. The new date will be October 14, at Retriever Brewing. We will be, as usual, looking for help before then, so please let us know if you're available to lend a hand.


For those of you who signed up for the pallet buy, we've closed out the order and will contact you with updates when it's shipped and received. If you missed out, we're happy to coordinate another in the fall if there's sufficient interest.



See you on Tuesday,


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!

 

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS


Keep an eye on the Events Page!

 

OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)



Several of our members made it out to San Diego for Homebrew Con 2023. Now that's commitment!



Rob Meyers took the People Choice award as the PA Homebrew Invitational at Susquehanna Brewing. And he even brewed a beer without ice cream, way to go Rob!



The beer that several club members helped brew for Malt Mania at Two Rivers Brewing took 2nd place in the 2023 U.S. Open Beer Championship! Congrats to our friends at Two Rivers and the homebrewers who helped out!

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS


Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year


Bring your Munich Helles or Belgian Blonde to the July meeting and prepare for Clam Jam in August! Check out the competition listing for details for the full year.

 

UPCOMING BJCP COMPETITIONS

Full list is available here.


Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:

Competition

Date

Registrations Due

08/27/2023

08/27/2023

09/30/2023

09/09/2023


 

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



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!   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/


Brew Hardware offers members a 5% discount as well! https://www.brewhardware.com/Default.asp


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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