Monroe, Connecticut’s homebrew supply store Maltose Express and Stamford’s Coalhouse Pizza have joined forces in creating a UK style home brew competition. The deadline for entries is Saturday, February 16 (you’ve got one month, get brewing!) and all styles from the UK will be accepted: Pale Ales, IPAs, Bitters, Barley Wines, Scotch Ales, English Brown Ales, and Stouts. Entries will be judged by the guidelines per each style. Entries must be unlabled in 12 oz or 22 oz bottles with a plain cap, and two bottles are allowed per entry.
Entry forms are available at coalhousepizza.com and maltoseexpress.net. Prizes will include gift certificates to both establishments. Certified beer judges will review the entries at Coalhouse Pizza on Tuesday, February 19 and will give awards for best in show through third place.
Drop off locations are at Maltose Express, 246 Main Street, Monroe, Conn., (203)452-7332 and Coalhouse Pizza, 85 High Ridge Road, Stamford, (203)977-7700. Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners at Maltose, have offered to help contestants with recipe formulation and style guidelines with a purchase of ingedients at their store.