New England IPA Class on Saturday November 5th, 10am until noon.

Event description:

Stephen Bak has spent the last year meticulously researching the new New England style IPAs and Pale Ales that have been sweeping the Northeast recently (ex. Tree House, Trillium, Night Shift, etc.)

“I have learned some radical new science-based techniques on hop utilization, water profile, yeast strains, special adjunct, etc… that can result in very juicy, hop-saturated but not overly bitter hoppy ales. I have had tremendously positive feedback from pro brewers and beer geeks alike on these styles of beers at festivals and amongst the homebrewing community. I also have a professional teaching background and have designed and taught courses on beer appreciation and homebrewing.”

There is a $40/pp for this class & presentation, and this fee must be paid in advance. Samples of New England style IPAs will be served to all those over 21 years of age.

Seats will go quickly, so please be sure to stop by Maltose Express, or call the store to reserve your spot(s) – 203-452-7332

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 entry fee was donated to charity.

Eli’s Contest 2015
Sub category name First Name Last Name Place
Dopplebock Distacio John 1st
Imperial IPA Pelillo Tom 2nd
English Barleywine Tipler Andy 3rd
Robust Porter Pannone Drew 4th
Strong Scotch Ale Siegl Benjamin 5th
ESB DeCastro Carlos 6th
Berliner Weisse Carr Dan 7th
American IPA Allen Steve 8th
Maple Wheat Ale Verbitsky Paul 9th
Belgian Specialty Ale Sanzeni Christopher 10th


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: $300 gift certificate to Maltose Express

3rd Prize:  $100 gift certificate to Maltose Express and a $100 gift certificate to Eli’s Restaurant Group.

All other brewers that made it to the finals received $25 gift certificates to Maltose Express.