Coalhouse Pizza/Maltose Express Big Beer Contest

Last night, February 7th, we held the final judging for the Big Beer Contest at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford.  The final 6 beers were two Belgians, two double IPAs, an Imperial Red, and an American barleywine.  Renowned beer writer and Yankee Brew News editor Greg Glaser, national award winning home brewer John Watson and  Tess and Mark, owners of Maltose Express were the judges for the finals. Tom Miklenivich and Jim Link from the Underground Brewers of Connecticut homebrew club were also  judges for the pre-judging.  The barleywine was voted the winning beer, had layers of complexity in the aroma and the flavor and was 18 months old.  It was brewed by Rob Biasetti and Christopher Graney.

Big Beer Contest 2012 Best of Show
BOS Category name Sub category name Brewer OG FG ABV
1 Strong Ale American Barleywine Rob Biasetti and Christopher Graney 1.100 1.020 10.4
2 IPA Imperial IPA Eric Enhoffer 1.080 1.010 9.1
3 IPA Imperial IPA Clayton Reed 1.071 1.011 7.8
4 IPA Imperial Red Matt Weichner and Andrew Godiksen 1.074 1.014 7.8
5 Belgian Strong Ale Belgian Blond/Abbey Rob Biasetti 1.086 1.012 9.6
6 Belgian Strong Ale Belgian Golden Rob Biasetti 1.082 1.015 8.7


Here are some pictures from the event:

BOS winner Rob, his wife, Gerard from Coalhouse Pizza and Tess


John Watson and Greg Glaser







4th place winners Mat and Andrew with Mark


Best of Show placemat

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