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May 2022 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is taking advantage of the long weekend to brew some tasty beverages! We certainly have plenty of events coming up, including Malt Madness our annual club run BJCP competition. Our monthly meeting will be this Tuesday at Rising River Brewing.

Homebrew Con is right around the corner and we've settled in on a booth theme - Lehigh Valley Sports. If you are going to Homebrew Con, please make sure you have RSVP'd because we'll be reaching out to collect additional information to manage travel plans, kegs for Club Night, contact information, etc. Post questions in the forum!

We had great participation and attendance at Big Brew! We had 17 brewers participate which is the biggest big brew in recent history. Yergey Brewing packaged over 2 bbls of "Golden Resolve" and quickly sold half of that beer in the first weekend. It currently has a 4.33 rating on Untappd too! If you haven't had a chance to get out to Yergey to try it, hurry up, it might not last too much longer. If you would like to add on a donation to the selected charity, Global Empowerment Mission, you can donate via their website. I'd like to offer a special thanks to everyone at Yergey Brewing for making a "crazy idea" turn into such a successful endeavor!

Please sign up for the Covered Bridge Festival - a fun local festival where we can serve our homebrew to the public. We'll also be judging the first round of HBoTY at that event, so please bring your entries (or drop them off at the May meeting). You don't need to enter a full keg to be part of HBoTY judging, two bottles/cans will be plenty. The competition details can be found on the HBoTY. Finally, in addition to the the club pallet buy, we're working out a deal with the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild to purchase cans at roughly 40-50% off of list pricing. Speak to a club officer if you are interested.

Brew on!

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!)

Shout out to the club judges who supported Buzz Off brewing competition and to Lehigh Valley Homebrewer Dan Feltimo for a honorable mention for his British Golden Ale, named "4 Day Weekend" on the British Invasion Table!

Also, can you identify the Lehigh Valley Homebrewer performing the National Anthem at a recent Iron Pigs game?



Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year

Check out the 2021 results / leaderboard here!

Upcoming Challenges:

  1. Covered Bridge Festival - "Brewer's/Judge's Choice" - Judge Panel selects "favorite"

  2. Malt Madness - "Go for Gold" - Style Guidelines

  3. Clam Jam - "People's Choice" - Crowd votes



Full list is available here.

Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:



Registrations Due

Multiple Dates



















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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