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Morning Call: Beer Research – History pours from the Lehigh Valley’s breweries

Behind every beer, there is a good story. Behind every Lehigh Valley brewery, there are volumes of history — and lessons to learn.

In 2015, The Morning Call’s annual Outlook business section examined the region’s beverage industry, and reporter Frank Warner constructed an insightful piece about our beer making community roots. Brewing has always played an essential role in the growth of our cities, towns and neighborhoods. We’re still tapping into this valuable and delicious local resource.

With the introduction of the Lost Tavern taproom at the historic Moravian Book Shop this week, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed reading and learning (in Warner’s piece) about how Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton were built up, in large part, by beer — and how beer continues to bring us together.

If you missed the story the first time around, here is a fascinating bit of Lehigh Valley beer research to pour over...

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