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 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!