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October 2022 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter

Happy Halloween!

"Such a great idea!" "Delicious Beer!" "So well-organized!" These are just some of the compliments we received at the LV Brewers Guild festival last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped out and shared their beer at this event, and I hope everyone had a good time!

The monthly meeting falls a little early this month; on Tuesday we'll be at Gallows Hill Distillery. This meeting will also be the final call for T-Shirt orders! Please check your email for the link to the order sheet.

We were approached by a hop grower at the Guild Fest who would like to trade some of his Comet hop harvest for homebrew made with the hops. If you are interested in partnering up and adding some local hops to your next batch, please reach out to John Steckel, jksteckel at

Please take note to some of the upcoming homebrew competitions by our local sister clubs. You can support them by entering and judging. See below for the updated list and critical dates.

We have two exciting events coming up in November, so please check out the upcoming events section of the website (or keep scrolling).

Finally, a reminder that officer elections are slated for the November meeting. All positions are up for nomination (the current slate of officers is stepping down), so please reach out to one of the current officers to understand responsibilities and how you can get more involved with the club. See you on Tuesday!

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!)

Check back next month for updates in brewer awesomeness.



Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year

Here are the results for the Ice Cream Challenge:

1st Place: John Litak for Orange Blossom Sour, a Berliner Weisse with Orange Ice Cream and Marshmallow

2nd Place: Steve Anthony for Stumbling Reindeer, a Winter warmer with Vanilla Ice Cream, Bourbon, Cinnamon and Nutmeg

3rd Place: Rob Meyers for Skewered Space Squid, a Hazy w/ Pineapple Ice Cream, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon

Check out the 2022 leaderboard here!

Upcoming Challenges:

  1. November - Belgian Styles (to be judged at the Keystone event)

  2. December - Label Art



Full list is available here.

Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:



Registrations Due









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

Please place your orders!

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.

Brew Hardware offers members a 5% discount as well!

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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