Homebrewing Class at Maltose Express on Saturday August 23rd, 2014

We will be offering another free introduction to home brewing class on Saturday August 23rd, 2014 from 10am until noon.  This will be our 7th 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.  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.


2nd Annual Eli’s Restaurant Group\Maltose Express Home Brew Contest

Join us at Eli’s on Wednesday July 30th at 7am.  We will judge the final 10 beers.  There will be food from Elis and beer from Connecticut brewers.

We will be holding our home brew contest with Eli’s Restaurant Group again this year.  We limit the entries to one per person and last year we had 97 entries.  This is an all style contest (except for mead or cider) and your can look up the beer style categories on the BJCP website at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php   Last year we collapsed the entries into 9 categories and the 9 winners went on to the Best of Show competition.  There is a $5 entry fee which will be donated to Daniella’s Dream Foundation to help support Beta Thalamesia (inherited blood disorders)  research.

All entries must be submitted to by July 12th.  Drop off points are Maltose Express 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 Maltose Express’s new brewery (which is scheduled to open this September).  This beer will be featured on tap at all of Eli’s locations and there will be a launch party for the beer as well!

2nd Prize:  A new kegging system ($300 value)

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

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 and is open to the public.  This was a great event last year with several Connecticut breweries serving their beer and food samples from Eli’s.

We have the entry form and bottle labels available.  You can download them from our website and Eli’s website: Registration Packet 2014 Final

Cheers and Good Luck!

Wine Making Contest

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 [...]

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

April 30, 2014

Maltose Express/Coal House Pizza Home Brew Contest, September 2nd, 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 August 23rd, 2014.  Best of Show judging will be held at Coal House Pizza on September 2nd, 2014.  These [...]

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