Brew N Chew, Saturday August 23, 2014

by admin on July 15, 2014

Brew N Chew, Saturday August 23, 2014

The Burroughs Community Center, which is located at 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, will be the site of the Brew N Chew on Saturday, August 23rd from 2pm to 5pm.  Seven Brewing/Foodie teams will battle for the title of “Brew N Chew Champions”.  The teams will pair food that have made with homebrew that they have brewed.  The audience will vote for the best pairing, best beer and best food.  Maltose Express will give a demonstration on brewing beer and will also serve samples of homebrew.  Admission is $25 and the proceeds will go to support the Burroughs Community Center.  Contact Sarah Nylund at nylunds14@gmail or call 203 334-0293 for information.

If you are interested in being one of the competitors in this event:

Each team will receive $50 for expenses!


1st Place:

  • Craft Butchery Class $200 value (for 2 people)
  • Walrus + Carpenter $50 Gift Certificate

2nd Place:

  • Craft 260 $50 Gift Certificate
  • Tutto Pasta $40 Gift Certificate

3rd Place:

  • Pine Creek Deli $50 Gift Certificate
  • Fairfield Cheese Co. $25 Gift Certificate


  • Each team must have a name
  • Each team will be made up of 1-4 people.
  • Each team may enter only one beer/food pairing. Nothing else may be served.
  • A single person may be a member of more than one team but two or more people together may not be members of more than one team.


  • 5 gallon batch of homebrew
  • All necessary draft dispense equipment (if packaging in keg)
  • 150 bite size food servings

Important Prep Note

There is a kitchen facility at the Burroughs that can be utilized for food prep.  We have plenty of cold storage and we will also provide ice/buckets, glassware, dump buckets, plasticware, paper plates, napkins.  If you plan on serving your food hot, we have chafing dishes to keep it hot as well as a large oven that can be used to heat thing up from cold storage.  

Register your Team (Call or Email following info)

  • Team name
  • Team members’ names
  • Description of Beer and food Pairing
  • Contact number and email

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

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   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!

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