Maltose Express/Sierra Nevada IPA contest on Saturday July 2nd.

Join Maltose Express and Sierra Nevada on Saturday, July 2nd, from 11am to 2pm.

13 homebrewers will be serving samples of their IPAs and its up to you to pick the winner

Sierra Nevada and Veracious Brewing Co will be sampling beers as well!

Last year during this event, there was not 13 better IPAs anywhere in Connecticut that day.

Please join us to serve or to sample and vote!

4th Annual Maltose Express/Eli’s Restaurant Group Home Brew Contest

Home Brewers

Our 4th annual homebrew contest that we hold with Eli’s restaurant group will be held this summer. The winning beer will be brewed at Veracious Brewing Company and you can assist with the brewing! There will be a tapping party at Eli’s for you and the 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 Elis! 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 is an all style contest (except for mead or cider) and you can look up the 2008 BJCP guidelines to the beer style categories on the BJCP website at   Last year we collapsed the entries into 10 categories and the 10 winners went on to the Best of Show competition.  There is a $5 entry fee.

All entries must be submitted by Sunday July 17th, 2016.  Drop off points are Maltose Express, Veracious Brewing Company and any of the Eli’s Restaurant locations.  All the beers will be judged by certified and experienced judges and this is a great way for you to get feedback on your beers.

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 Maltose Express..

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

The final judging will be held at Eli’s Restaurant in Hamden at 2392 Whitney Avenue on Tuesday August 23, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and is open to the public.  This was a great event last year with free samples from many Connecticut breweries 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.

You can download the entry form and bottle labels here.  Elis-Homebrew-Contest-2016-Registration

or from Eli’s website:

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

3rd Annual Eli’s Restaurant Group\Maltose Express\Veracious Brewing Home Brew Contest Results

July 30, 2015

3rd Annual Eli’s Restaurant Group\Maltose Express Home Brew Contest Results We held the final judging for the home brew contest with Eli’s Restaurant Group again this year and had 59 entries.  This was an all style contest (except for mead or cider) and we collapsed the entries into 10 categories and the 10 winners went on to the Best of Show competition.  The $5 […]

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