Lehigh Valley Beer Week Runs February 16 – 23
Allentown PA- The second annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week will run from February16th-February 23rd.
After a successful first year, the organization obtained 510(c)6 status. With even more bars, breweries, and restaurants joining, this year is set to be even better than last year.
Jesse Albertson, president of Lehigh Valley Beer Week, said, “We came together as a unified group of business owners looking to spread our passion for craft beer across the Valley.” The result is a week filled with unique events that highlight and celebrate craft beer. Events include: tap takeovers, beer dinners, bar crawls, rare beer releases, and even a parade.
Lehigh Valley Beer Week will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works on February 16th. The mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have been invited with Easton mayor, Sal Panto, confirming. The night will also be the first full release of LVBW2.
LVBW2 is the newly named craft beer produced by John Boncik in collaboration with Fegley’s Brew Works’ brew master Beau Baden. Back in July, Boncik along with 50 other home brewers competed to be Lehigh Valley Beer Week’s “Brewer for a Day.” His Wheat IPA won the competition and he came back to brew his beer at the Allentown Brew Works in January. LVBW2 will be tapped for the opening ceremonies and distributed to bars, restaurants, and distributors across the Lehigh Valley.
For those looking for a list of all upcoming events, Lehigh Valley Beer Week has recently unveiled their brand new website. The website contains all participating breweries and venues as well as all the events going on throughout the week. Albertson said, “Our website is crucial. When you’re driving from place to place, you need to be able to figure out where to go next. We worked hard to make sure our website is the best place for all things Lehigh Valley Beer Week.”
Running an extra day this year, Lehigh Valley Beer Week is set to be a week of events and festivities. From Easton to Allentown and the suburbs, there will be an event for everyone. Albertson and the board hopes to see Lehigh Valley Beer Week bring out more residents and more enthusiasm. “At the end of the day,” Albertson says, “we’re hoping to see this event blossom and become the reason to be in the Valley in February.”
Lehigh Valley Beer Week
Lehigh Valley Beer Week organizes and supports craft beer enthusiasts, pubs, restaurants, distributors, wholesalers and breweries in and around Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton to celebrate, enjoy and learn about the craft brewing industry of the Lehigh Valley.