The 2018 festival will feature more than 40 craft beers from Lehigh Valley homebrewers and will highlight the growing homebrew movement in the Lehigh Valley and around the country. In addition to beer tastings, the event will feature an educational table hosted by Bethlehem’s Keystone Homebrew Supply, an upbeat music soundtrack, as well as food and soft drinks provided by Bethlehem deli and coffeehouse Deja Brew.
“As a community public radio station, showcasing the best the community has to offer with their original brews is a natural fit for us,” said Shamus McGroggan, WDIY’s Membership & Development Manager. “Last year showed a steady increase in interest, and we’re looking forward to another great event this year.”
There will be a variety of beers available at this year’s festival including IPAs, porters, stouts, and more. Among the brews will be “Three Brewligan Monks,” a Belgian Triple; “Berry Berry Quite Contrary,” a Fuggles IPA infused with berries; and “Cherry Chocolate Wheat,” a wheat beer. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite beers with the most popular homebrewers receiving prizes.
In addition to the popular vote winner, one brewer will have their beer selected by a panel of judges to be brewed at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton along with the opportunity to be interviewed on WDIY about the brewing process.