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May 2023 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Greetings Brewers,


Our May meeting will be the last Tuesday of the month, May 30th, at Buttzville Brewing in Washington, NJ. We will hopefully be tasting the beer brewed by John Litak, our 2022 Homebrewer of the Year winner. I know it's a longer trip for some of you, but it's always a good time!

The Club Barrel Brew is this Saturday at 9:00am at Keystone Homebrew supply in Montgomeryville. We don't have anyone registered yet, so please register ASAP if you can join us to brew an Old Ale to be judged next year. We'd like to have 15 gallons to fill the Dad's Hat Rye barrel, but more is always welcome!


Thanks to everyone who joined us at Yergey Brewing for Big Brew for a Cause in support of the "She Nailed It" relay to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. Keep an eye on the events page for information on the release event when the beer is tapped in the next week or two.





We hope to have pricing for a pallet buy for the May meeting. If you're unable to make it, please keep an eye on the forum for pricing information and use that to register your interest.


Finally, we had the Brewery Manager at Ridgeview Farm Brewing Co. reach out to us looking for anyone who might be interested in a brewer position with them as they work to expand their operations. If anyone is interested in more details, please request contact information from one of the officers.




See you in May,


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


May is a perfect time to brew together, so come out and join us!

  • May 20 - Club Barrel Brew at Keystone Homebrew Supply

 

OUR BREWERS (are awesome!)


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

  • Brian Reph

Club President, Steve Anthony, on WLVR's Flight Club with Christine Dempsey talking about Big Brew.

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS


Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year


Get your Czech Pils or Weissbier ready for the June meeting! 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

06/03/2023

05/06/2023

06/10/2023

05/26/2023


 

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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