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!

Wine Making Contest

by admin on 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.


The Best Grapes in the Valley Competition is open to home winemakers in the surrounding area. These competition rules and instructions are also available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bfrotary and on the Maltose Express website: http://www.maltoseexpress.net.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Krenesky at 203-558-8565 or mkrenesky@beaconfallsrotary.org 

Entries are limited to wines produced by amateur winemakers. An amateur is considered 1) a person who does not work in a professional wine producing capacity, or 2) a person who is not an owner of a commercial winery.

How to Enter – Entry Dates:

You may enter as many wines as you like. An entry is defined as two (2) 750 milliliter bottles. Wines will be grouped based on Division. Wines regardless if made from fresh grapes, juice, or kit, will be judged within the same Division and Class.

Each wine entered must include a registration form. Make copies as needed. Please spell your name clearly so we can read it. In addition each bottle must have an entry label attached by glue or tape. Make copies of the label as needed.

Entry fee is $10.00 per bottle. Registration forms, fees should be mailed to M. Krenesky, 22 Maple Ave, Beacon Falls, 06403. Wines with registration labels must be received together at the address below. (Please use appropriate packaging if mailing). Make one check for all entries payable to: Beacon Falls Rotary Club.

All wines must be received by Saturday July 26, 2014.

Where to Enter:

Wines bottle with labels attached, may be delivered with entry form(s) and fees to:

Maltose Express, 246 Main St. Monroe, CT 06468

Awards and Results:

Results and awards will be announced at a Wine Tasting which will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 6:30PM – 9:00PM, St Michael Church Lyceum, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT and will be published on the Beacon Falls Rotary web site. Ribbons will be awarded at the event to best wine for the division. A best of show will also be awarded. Awards not picked the day of the event may be picked up at later Beacon Falls Rotary Club Meeting.

Bring your friends. Join us at the Wine Tasting where local & other wines, and if you choose, your own wines (bring a bottle or two), will be available for sampling. Entry in the wine contest grants you one admittance into the Tasting. General admittance to the Wine Tasting is $15.00.

Bring your friends. Join us at the Wine Tasting where local & other wines, and if you choose, your own wines (bring a bottle or two), will be available for sampling. Entry in the wine contest grants you one admittance into the Tasting. General admittance to the Wine Tasting is $15.00.

Wine Classification and Rules:

Classify your wine according to the division and classes listed.

Wines may be reclassified at the discretion of the Chief Judge.

1. A varietal wine must be made from at least 75% that varietal.

2. Miscellaneous varietals and/or blends will be grouped in like division/class.

DIVISION 1 -White Wine

DIVISION 2 – Red Wine

DIVISION 3 – Blush/Rose Wine

DIVISION 4 – Fruit/Exotic Wines

Here is the link to the registration form:  1st Annual Wine Tasting (2)

Here is the link to the bottle forms:  BestGrapesintheValleyLabel


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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