Attendees were among the first to sample “LVBW4”: the winning entry from Lehigh Valley Beer Week’s “Be Our Brewer For A Day” Homebrew Competition that took place in October, 2015. LVBW4 was brewed by homebrewer Dave Bennett alongside Fegley’s Brew Works brewery staff. Bennett’s winning homebrew is a Matcha green tea infused pale ale formally named “Summer Seduction”. This pale colored fruit beer was brewed with German Perle hops Matcha green tea, mango, peach, and a touch of honey for a sweet finish and weighs in at 11% ABV, 1.100 OG, and 20 IBU.
LVBW President Scott Adams, Dave Bennett, Fegley’s Brew Master Beau Baden, owners and representatives from more than 60 Lehigh Valley Beer Week participating restaurants, pubs, distributors and breweries were in attendance as well as Fegley’s Brew Works mascot, The Beerman, handed out free samples of LVBW4 and stopped for photos with Lehigh Valley Beer Week’s official symbol; a handmade, historic brewery mash rake.