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March 2023 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Greetings Brewers,

Our meeting this month will be at Yergey Brewing in Emmaus. As they're not open to the public on Tuesdays, there will be no food truck, so either grab something to eat ahead of time or bring something with you. Note that we will be in the heated tent outside; Tango in the Taproom will be taking place inside, so please be respectful as you filter in to grab a beer.

Membership renewals are finally live, so please renew! We'd like to update our homebrew supply shop sponsors with a current list of members by the end of April.

The 2023 Homebrewer of the Year competition begins this month, so remember to bring your Irish Stout or any smoked beer style for bonus points. You do not have to preregister for this month's event, and one bottle is sufficient for judging, though we hope you bring extra to share. I know the winning brewers are always popular after the results are announced!

If you signed up for the first merchandise order last month, hats ($20), shop shirts ($35), and hoodies ($30) will be available for pickup at the meeting; cash preferred. If you missed out, I'm sure we'll be doing another run soon, so talk to Rob to let him know you're interested.

Spring has sprung and so have the festivals. There's an event every weekend in April, beginning with the 2022 Barrel Brew judging (and tasting) at Keystone Homebrew. Come try the Thai Triple the club brewed on the hottest day of the year, and check the Events page for information on all the happenings this month. Finally, a special thanks to Allegheny Creek Brewing Company and those club members who came out to complete RAMP training this month. I know I learned a lot and hope we'll be able to offer that again for members in the future!

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!



April is here to shower us with opportunities to serve your beer to the public, no matter what weekend you prefer!

  • April 1st - Club Barrel Brew Judging at Keystone Homebrew Supply

  • April 8th - Pilger Ruh Homebrew Competition / Pottsville

  • April 15th - LVBG Steelstack Festival / Bethlehem

  • April 29th - West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Fest / West Reading


OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)

Congratulations to our brewers successfully completed PLCB RAMP Server/Seller training:

  • Dan Miller

  • Edward Ponikvar

  • Harleigh Willmott

  • Rob Meyers

  • Steve Anthony



Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year

There's still time to brew for April for judging at the LVBG Festival! Check out the competition listing for details for the full year.



Full list is available here.

Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:



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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! 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.

Brew Hardware offers members a 5% discount as well!

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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