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June 2024 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Greetings Brewers,


Our meeting this month will be on Tuesday June 25th, at Wishful Thinking Brewing Co. in Bethlehem. They're closed to the public on Tuesdays, but have been gracious enough to fire up their pizza oven for us, so come hungry! Come learn about their Lukr draft system and passion for Czech style pours.


The Gade's have offered to run a summer picnic for the club, Saturday June 29th. Please register on the Events page by June 25th, so they can plan food; bring a side dish and homebrew to share!


Thanks to everyone who brewed or came out to serve beer at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge festival, we raised over $1100 in donations across both days, and will be splitting the proceeds with covered bridge preservation group. That was a busy weekend, with the Keystone Barrel Brew Judgement Day falling that Saturday as well. Congratulations to John Jessen, who took first place!


The next HBoTY event is in July! Submit a Belgian Blonde 25A or Munich Helles 4A (bonus points). We will be collecting entries at the July meeting, as there is no local homebrew competition that month where they can be judged. Those of you who submitted for June, please bring or email us a copy of your War of the Worts scoresheet this month so you can get credit!


Do you need a tasting cup that will be hard to lose, and harder to break? Rob put together an order for 8oz stainless steel carabiner cups, emblazoned with the club logo! These will be available at the June meeting for $10/ea.



Finally, the usual reminder that we've been looking for an alternative with a low barrier to entry for notifying those interested in news, festival opportunities, or event reminders, etc. outside of the monthly newsletter cycle. To this end, we've created the "LVHB News" Google Group. If you're interested, you should be able to search for lvhb-news@googlegroups.com in the Google Groups search and request to join.






See you 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



The Club Summer Picnic is June 29th - see the Events page to register!


 

OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)


Congrats to Ryan Celia for taking 3rd in British Brown Beers at the Philadephia regionals of the National Homebrew Competition!








 

CLUB COMPETITIONS


Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year


The event for July is Belgian Blonde 25A or Munich Helles 4A (bonus points). Entries collected at the July meeting.

 

UPCOMING BJCP COMPETITIONS

Full list is available here.


Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:

Competition

Date

Registrations Due

7/27/2024

7/19/2024

8/25/2024

8/5/2024


 

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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