FREE Home Brewing Class at Maltose Express on Saturday, November 8th at 10 am.

We will be offering another free introduction to home brewing class on Saturday November 8th, 2014.  This will be our 8th class of 2014.

During this class we will talk about brewing water, grain, malt extracts, hops and the brewing equipment while brewing a 5 gallon batch of beer.  This is a great class for new brewers or anyone who has questions about the brewing process.  We will pass around the different grains and hops that are used in brewing beer.  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.

Wine Making Contest

by admin on June 11, 2014

1st Annual Best Grapes in the Valley” Home Winemaker Contest and Wine Tasting

The Beacon Falls Rotary Club invites you to compete or attend and help us choose the best homemade wine made in the valley.

Eligibility:

The Best Grapes in the Valley Competition is open to home winemakers in the surrounding area. These competition rules and instructions are also available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bfrotary and on the Maltose Express website: http://www.maltoseexpress.net.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Krenesky at 203-558-8565 or mkrenesky@beaconfallsrotary.org 

Entries are limited to wines produced by amateur winemakers. An amateur is considered 1) a person who does not work in a professional wine producing capacity, or 2) a person who is not an owner of a commercial winery.

How to Enter – Entry Dates:

You may enter as many wines as you like. An entry is defined as two (2) 750 milliliter bottles. Wines will be grouped based on Division. Wines regardless if made from fresh grapes, juice, or kit, will be judged within the same Division and Class.

Each wine entered must include a registration form. Make copies as needed. Please spell your name clearly so we can read it. In addition each bottle must have an entry label attached by glue or tape. Make copies of the label as needed.

Entry fee is $10.00 per bottle. Registration forms, fees should be mailed to M. Krenesky, 22 Maple Ave, Beacon Falls, 06403. Wines with registration labels must be received together at the address below. (Please use appropriate packaging if mailing). Make one check for all entries payable to: Beacon Falls Rotary Club.

All wines must be received by Saturday August 9th, 2014.

Where to Enter:

Wines bottle with labels attached, may be delivered with entry form(s) and fees to:

Maltose Express, 246 Main St. Monroe, CT 06468

Awards and Results:

Results and awards will be announced at a Wine Tasting which will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 6:30PM – 9:00PM, St Michael Church Lyceum, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT and will be published on the Beacon Falls Rotary web site. Ribbons will be awarded at the event to best wine for the division. A best of show will also be awarded. Awards not picked the day of the event may be picked up at later Beacon Falls Rotary Club Meeting.

Bring your friends. Join us at the Wine Tasting where local & other wines, and if you choose, your own wines (bring a bottle or two), will be available for sampling. Entry in the wine contest grants you one admittance into the Tasting. General admittance to the Wine Tasting is $15.00.

Bring your friends. Join us at the Wine Tasting where local & other wines, and if you choose, your own wines (bring a bottle or two), will be available for sampling. Entry in the wine contest grants you one admittance into the Tasting. General admittance to the Wine Tasting is $15.00.

Wine Classification and Rules:

Classify your wine according to the division and classes listed.

Wines may be reclassified at the discretion of the Chief Judge.

1. A varietal wine must be made from at least 75% that varietal.

2. Miscellaneous varietals and/or blends will be grouped in like division/class.

DIVISION 1 -White Wine

DIVISION 2 – Red Wine

DIVISION 3 – Blush/Rose Wine

DIVISION 4 – Fruit/Exotic Wines

Here is the link to the registration form:  1st Annual Wine Tasting (2)

Here is the link to the bottle forms:  BestGrapesintheValleyLabel

 

Maltose Express/Coal House Pizza Home Brew Contest, September 2nd, 2014

April 30, 2014

Maltose Express/Coal House Pizza Home Brew Contest, October 28th, 2014 We are holding another Home brew contest with Coal House Pizza.  This is an all style contest.  Entries are due at either Coal House Pizza or Maltose Express by October 18th, 2014.  Best of Show judging will be held at Coal House Pizza on October 28th, 2014.  These [...]

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