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September 2022 Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Newsletter




Happy Fall everyone! Time to start adding gourds and autumn spices to your homebrews! Or, perhaps you're researching how to put together a delicious Märzen or Festbier to drink in your favorite pair of lederhosen? Bring your tips and questions for brewing your favorite fall style beers to the September meeting as this will be topic of discussion. This month we'll be meeting at Taylor House in Catasauqua.



I'd like to thank our hosts Andrew and Brian from 5M Cidery last month - we had great club turnout and as we enter full swing in to the fall harvest, keep an eye on these guys and their new cider offerings for the season!


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.


Just a couple weeks to the Brewer's Guild festival. We've been asked to partner with the pro-brewers on an education station during the festival. We'd like a few brewers to volunteer to share their brewing knowledge for one of the sessions. Also, get those "ice cream" sours, stouts, fruit and spice beers and milkshake IPAs, etc. ready for the festival!


We've added a new event in November for the 30th anniversary of Keystone Homebrew Supply on the 19th and we have "Teach a Friend to Homebrew" hosted by the Beckers on the 12th.


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!

 

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS

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.


 

CLUB COMPETITIONS


Lehigh Valley Homebrewer of the Year


Check out the 2022 leaderboard here! There are only 5 points separating the top 4 spots!


Upcoming Challenges:

  1. September/October - "Ice Cream Beer" - Best representation of an ice cream flavor or ingredient in a style of your choice.

  2. November - Belgian Styles

  3. December - Label Art

 

UPCOMING BJCP COMPETITIONS

Full list is available here.


Recommended Local Homebrew Competitions:

Competition

Date

Registrations Due

10/1/2022

9/12/2022

10/15/2022

Capped at 40 brewers

11/12/2022

11/5/2022

12/03/2022

11/19/2022

2/18/2023

TBD


 

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


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!   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/


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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