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June Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Greetings Brewers!

Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 30th at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP here and we'll send you the Zoom link.


  • Announcements

  • Virtual Tastings with Josh Bushey from Two Rivers Brewing

  • Education session: Brewing in Small Spaces with Steve Anthony

  • Virtual Tasting with Jim Yergey from Yergey Brewing

With the June meeting, we'll have the opportunity to do some virtual tasting with our friends from Two Rivers Brewing and Yergey Brewing. If you're interested in participating, here's the info you need:

1) Visit one or both of the breweries before the meeting

2) Pick up a can/growler of the suggested beer (and anything else you may need)

3) Join us on Tues night and the brewers will talk briefly about the beer as we enjoy them

Two Rivers Brewing

Traditional Czech Pilsner

5% ABV

Hopped with Saaz and lagered for 15 weeks with a traditional yeast strain from Pilsen. Crisp, clean, and refreshing.

5th Anniversary Honey Saison

6.5% ABV

Honey Saison, a wild barrel aged mixed grain farmhouse ale dosed with local wildflower honey and hopped with Strisselspalt and Nelson Sauvin. Flavors of light tart white wine mix with sticky and trippy honeycomb.

Place your order on line here

Pickup hours will be



Yergey Brewing

Friend of the Devil

Belgian Dark Strong Ale

10.1% ABV

A Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale begins with an aroma of spice that quickly warms the chest with a bit of dark caramel and malt richness before ending with a clean finish of dark fruit flavors of fig and raisin. Saints and sinners watch out!

Place your order online here

Pickup hours will be

Friday 4-9PM

Sat. 2-9PM

Sun. 12-12:30 PM

Please call the breweries with any questions you may have about pickup

Future Meeting Locations:

July 28th @ TBD (hoping we may be back at Fegley's Brewworks Steelgaarden Pub)

August 25th @ TBD

Meetings are open to anyone (21 and older) who home brews (beer, wine, 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!



Club Competitions

Round 1 Bracket judging is scheduled for June 27th. Please ensure your entries are at one of the designated drop off locations by June 26th! Hopefully we can announce the winners at the June meeting.

Put it on a shirt!

We're working on some ideas for a new club shirt (and other club merchandise), lead by the efforts of our VP, Ken Solt. We're asking for your suggestions and will be putting some ideas up in the Forum on the website. We have not received many ideas since last time, so get those creative juices flowing!

Homebrew Equipment for Sale

Checkout the website forum for some recent posts of homebrewers selling unneeded equipment. You won't find a better deal!

Member Benefits

We recently refreshed our club roster with our sponsoring Homebrew stores. If you have registered with our website, you will see a "member-2020" badge associated with your account. This badge grants access to the Member's Benefit section of the website. Also, tasting glasses have been ordered! Thank you to everyone that paid their dues on time!

We're starting a new Pallet Buy List of Interest. Once we have enough interest we will coordinate the next order. See the Members page for details.

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 Saturdays at Bonn Place in Bethlehem (it's one of the shipping options available at checkout - it's super easy, 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.



We'll let you know as soon as we can confirm info. Hopefully soon! Check out the Events page for the festivals tentatively scheduled for later this summer.


OUR BREWERS (are awesome)

We look forward to posting our award winning brewers here again soon once competitions resume. In the meantime, our brewers are being awesome in other ways!

Lehigh Valley Homebrewer, Joe Kalinosky recently appeared on the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast Episode #61 discussing how hemp flavors can be expressed within a beer recipe and sharing his personal experience brewing with hemp. Check it out!

Additionally, Joe's wife, Ellen Kalinosky, teamed up with fellow homebrewer, Chuck Lysakowski, to create a label for one of Chuck's favorite homebrew recipes, Frightened Turtle. Their efforts won an Honorable Mention in the BYO Magazine 2020 Label contest! Congratulations! It shrinks?



Bracket Competition

We'll update the status at Tuesday's meeting. See the Bracket Page for the latest info.

BiB Challenge

We'll be announcing a new club brewing challenge on Tuesday!

Iron Brewer Challenge

TBD for now

Clone Competition

TBD for now



Full list is available here.

Hope to have updates on this soon.



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 available for sale. Please see a club officer for more information and to purchase. Styles and pricing are as follows:

T-shirts - blue only, Short sleeve L-XL


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