Free home brewing class on Saturday October 29, 2016

We will be offering another free introduction to home brewing class on Saturday October 29th, 2016 from 10 am until noon.  This will be our 6th class of 2016.

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.  We pass around grains for you to smell and taste, hops for you to smell and beer samples for you to drink.  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.

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.