5th Annual Maltose Express/Eli’s Restaurant Group Home Brew Contest Final Judging – Wednesday August 23, 7pm

Home Brewers

Our 5th annual home brew contest  with Eli’s restaurant group is being held this summer. The winning beer will be brewed at Veracious Brewing Company and the winner will assist with the brewing!  There will be a tapping party at Eli’s and the winning beer will also be served at Veracious Brewing Company. The final judging is a great event with free beer from over a dozen Connecticut breweries and food from Eli’s in Hamden! It is time to brew your beers and get ready for the judging.

We limit the entries to one per person and last year we had 73 entries this year.

All the beers have been judged by certified and experienced judges and we will judge the top 10 beers at Elis.  You can pick up your scoresheets at Elis at the final judging or at Maltose Express.  this is a great way for you to get feedback on your beers.

The final judging will be held at Eli’s Restaurant in Hamden at 2392 Whitney Avenue on Wednesday August 23, from 7 pm to 9 pm and is open to the public.  This is a great event each year with free samples from many Connecticut breweries often served by the brewers and free food samples from Eli’s.  It is a great way to sample the new beers available in Connecticut and was the best beer event we attended last year.

Last year’s winning beer will be tapped the evening of the final judging.

1st Prize:  The winning home brew will be brewed by Tess and Mark at Veracious Brewing Company.  This beer will be featured on tap at all four of Eli’s locations and there will be a launch party for the beer as well!

2nd Prize: $250 gift certificate to Maltose Express.

3rd Prize:  $100 gift certificate to Eli’s.

All other brewers that make it to the finals will receive $25 gift certificates to Maltose Express and to Eli’s Restaurants.

This is a great event that combines home brewing, local breweries and local restaurants.

Buy local, drink local and eat local!

Free home brewing class on Saturday September 2nd, 2017

We will be offering a free introduction to home brewing class on Saturday September 2nd, 2017 from 10 am until noon.  This will be our 3rd class of 2017.

During this class Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners of Maltose Express and the brewers at Veracious Brewing Company will talk about brewing water, grain, malt extracts, hops and the brewing equipment while brewing a 5 gallon batch of beer.  They pass around grains for you to smell and taste, hops for you to smell and beer samples for you to drink.  It is a great way to associated the ingredients in beer with the final product.

This is a great class for new brewers or anyone who has questions about the brewing process.  The class is from 10 am until noon.  We limit the class to 50 attendees, so please register by calling, or stopping by the store.  Our number is 203 452-7332.