3rd Annual Eli’s Restaurant Group\Maltose Express Home Brew Contest

Join us at Eli’s on Wednesday July 29th at 7am when 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 93 entries.  This is an all style contest (except for mead or cider) and you 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 10 categories and the 10 winners went on to the Best of Show competition.  There is a $5 entry fee which will be donated to charity.

All entries must be submitted by Saturday July 11th.  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 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 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 free samples from many Connecticut breweries and free food samples from Eli’s.  It is a great way to sample the new beers available in Connecticut and was the best beer event we attended last year.

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

Registration Packet 2015 final

Making Wine from Kits and Fresh Grape Juice Class on June 6th

We will be holding a free class on how to make wine from kits and fresh grape juice on June 6th.  This is our first wine making class of the year and it will run from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Saturday June 6th.  Tess and Mark will go over basic wine making steps including cleaning and sanitizing your equipment, making wine from kits, making wine from juice, using frozen must, de-gassing, reading a hydrometer, wine storage and wine aging.  Today’s kits and juice make it easy and very affordable to make great wine.  Pre-registration is required because class size is limited.  To sign up for this class please stop by Maltose or call 203-452-7332.

Homebrewing Class at Maltose Express on Saturday May 30th, 2015

May 14, 2015

Homebrewing Class at Maltose Express on Saturday May 30th, 2015 We will be offering another free introduction to home brewing class on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10am until noon.  This will be our 2nd class of 2015. During this class we will talk about brewing water, grain, malt extracts, hops and the brewing equipment while brewing […]

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