Upcoming Events:


Appreciating and Making Strong Vintage Ale Class on March 1st.

Maltose Express 28th anniversary open house, Saturday March 3rd.

A class on using hops, Saturday March 10th.

Please see our events page for more information.


Chilean Wine Season 2018!

We will have our 2018 price and availability list for Chilean juice and grape ready to hand out at our open house on March 3rd.  Please stop in, share some of your wine and pick up the order forms.

We still have a few juice from California in stock.  Please stop in or call to see what is available.


Visit our online buying site to get your beer and wine making supplies:



Here is a link to an interview with Courtney from WFSB’s Somethings Brewing:




Sale Items for Winter:

We have two beer kits on sale for this month, our clones Pike Pale and Pike’s Kiltlifter which are 10% off this month.

We also have used bourbon barrels for sale.  These have been used originally for Bourbon and then we stored imperial stout in these barrels. They make great decorations or can be used to make furniture.



On Tap at Maltose Express:

We have two home brews on tap, a clone of Caesarus Heller Bock and a Scotch Ale made from the runnings of our brewery Wee Heavy Big Scotty.


Gift Certificates:

We have gift certificates for both Maltose Express and Veracious Brewing Company that you can purchase in the store or tap room or you can call and we will send you the gift certificate by US Mail.  Gift certificates make a great present for the beer or wine lovers on your list.  We now offer online gift certificates.   Order online and you will receive a code that can be used online for purchases or in the store for Maltose Express.



Coffee Making Supplies:

We now stock equipment and supplies for roasting your own coffee at home. We carry the Fresh Roast SR500 coffee bean roaster, the AeroPress that will quickly brew your coffee and the following green beans: Ethiopian Natural Limmu Nigussie Edeto, Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1, Guatemalan Huehuetenango and Brazilian Cerrado.  You can roast your own beans at home and have fresh coffee each day.

Beers to brew for Spring:

As the cold weather starts to leave us it is time to think about and start brewing ales that you can drink in the Spring and Summer.  Stouts, Irish Reds and Belgians are great for the spring and you can start working on your wheat beers, pale ales and IPAs for the Summer months.

Veracious Brewing Company.

Our brewery, which is located next to Maltose Express, has been named on of the best new 33 breweries in the United States by Beer Advocate Magazine for 2015.

Please stop in and try one of our beers when you are in the area. We have 19 different brews on tap so you will be sure to find at least one that you love.  Below is the link to our brewery web page:




New Clone Beer Kits:

We have several new clone kits available.  They include clones of Julius and Green from Treehouse, Mo and Lunch by Maine Brewing,  Captain’s Daughter Double IPA by Grey Sail Brewing, Sip of Sunshine by Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Julius and Green by Treehouse, Focal Banger by The Alchemist and 29 Pews and Problem Child by Veracious Brewing Company.  We continue to work on new clones and recipes for you.



New Products:


Here are a few of the new products we have in stock:

Mosaic, Simcoe and Equanot Lupulin Powder

Blichmann Quick Carb

Fast Ferment Conical Fermenter from Fast Rack

Insulated jacket for the Fast Ferment

Wide mouth one gallon fermenting bottles

Cider House Cider Making Equipment Kit

Cider House Select Cider Kits from Brewers Best including:  Apple, Cherry, Spiced Apple, Pear, Mixed Berry, Blueberry, Strawberry Pear, Pineapple, Peach Mango, Cranberry Apple, Cherry and Raspberry Lime.  These kits are gluten free and are ready in three weeks!

New Wine Expert Selection kits including:  Brunello, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, White Merlot, Camenere, Australian Chardonnay and Merlot.

New Wine Expert Dessert Wine (Port) kits, Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet.

From RJ Spagnols the newest Dessert Wine (Port) kit is Vanilla Fig.

We have many more Dessert Wine (Port) kits in stock in many delicious flavors.

We have new 2.5 gallon, new 3 gallon and new 5 gallon Stainless Steel soda kegs from Italy.  These kegs are made of high quality stainless steel to NSF standards.  We inspected the kegs made in India and did not like the poppet valves being used which made it hard or sometimes impossible to push on the disconnects.  We also looked at the Chinese kegs but they are made of low grade stainless steel and eventually rust,  so we chose to sell the more expensive but higher quality Italian kegs.


Maltose Express has started selling 1 gallon batches of some of our recipes.  These are available in extract with specialty grain and all grain formats.
We also have  one gallon equipment kits for those of you who want to make one gallon batches.  Here is a link to the one gallon recipes.  http://www.maltosecart.com/1-gallon-beer-recipe-kits/

We have an 8 gallon stainless steel pot from Bayou Classic that comes with a false bottom, bazooka screen and attached thermometer and ball valve.


We have added several new items over the last 6 months.
For winemakers we have oak spirals, oak balls,  Orchard Breezin fruit-based wine kits from R J Spagnols, the full line of Cellar Classic kits with grape skins and we now have two wines on tap for you to sample.

We have a great selection of propane burners that you can use for brewing beer and cooking outdoors.  Please follow this link to our web page to check out the new burners!  http://www.maltosecart.com/propane-burners/.

For home brewers we now carry new hops include Azacca, El Dorado, Summit, Zythos and German Tradition and the Southern Hemisphere hops Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Pride of Ringwood, Green Bullet, Motueka, Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade and Pacifica.


We also have the following new grains in stock:  Briess Blackprinz Malt, Briess Caramalt, Briess Carapils Malt, Briess Goldpils Vienna Malt, Briess Midnight Wheat Malt, Briess Smoke Malt,  Munton’s 150L Dark Crystal Malt, Thomas Faucet Halcyon Pale Malt, Weyermann Cara Red Malt , Weyermann Oak-Smoked Wheat.


We also now carry and have in stock Blichmann burners, hop rockets, ThruMometers, wort chillers and beer guns.


Please check our on line store for more information about these products:

On line Store:


Grapes and Juice

Following a very wet winter and early spring, the weather in California has been hot and dry again this year and the grape harvest will begin in mid-August.  Several varieties will not be available to us on the East Coast since they will have been harvested and turned into grape juice or wine by the time they ship from California.

We will be receiving our first trailers for the September 14th weekend.  Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio grapes will only be available the weekend of September 14th.  Pinot Noir will only be available for the first two weekends, September 14th and September 21st.

All the grapes will be delivered by October 14th so this will be a very early and short wine season.

The prices are higher for grapes and juice this year due to increases in the labor costs for picking and packing the grapes and new trucking regulations.

We will start taking orders on Saturday August 19th.  If you wish to order grapes and juice please get your orders in by September 6th.  There is a $30 deposit for each bucket of juice and a $15 deposit for each case of grapes. The deposits are non-refundable.  As usual we will have grapes and juice available to buy without ordering each weekend.

If you do not have a grape crusher we will be crushing grapes in the morning on four Saturdays: September 23rd, 30th, October 7th and 14th.  There is a $4.00 charge for crushing a case of grapes.  You will need to bring your own buckets or purchase some in which to put your crushed grapes.

You can order grapes and juice in person at the store, by phone or online at our website at http://www.maltosecart.com/fresh-grape-juice/ and http://www.maltosecart.com/wine-grapes/

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Here are links to the 2017 order forms:

2017 Grape Order Form:  Grape Order Form 2017 final3

2017 Juice Order Form: Juice Order Form 2017 rev final





We were featured on Ct Style WTNH last year.  Here is the link to watch the segment on making beer.


Here is a link to an article the New Canaan News wrote about our talk at the New Canaan Library.  It was also in the Bridgeport Post on Monday, March 10th, 2015.


We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for your support and patronage. As always we strive to provide you with the best produce, juice, supplies and service that we can.

Mark & Tess Szamatulski, the Maltose Staff
& our shop dog/brew dog Grady


About Maltose Express

Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells beer making and wine making ingredients, equipment  and supplies for brewing beer and making wine at home.  On this page we post data to keep you up to date on what’s going on at our store.

Celebrating their 27th year in business in 2018, Maltose Express owners Mark & Tess Szamatulski share their decades of award winning beer and wine making experience with new and long time customers from all over the United States, and around the world. From the beginning home brewer, hard cider, mead & wine makers, to more advanced brew masters & vintners, the entire staff at Maltose Express is here to assist you at our home brew shop with all your beverage making needs.

We are Connecticut’s largest home brewing and wine making supply store and offer the largest inventory of beer and wine making ingredients, supplies and equipment in the Northeast.
For home brewers we stock many beer making supplies including 60 varieties of malted grain, 50 varieties of pellet hops and 20 varieties of flower hops and have over 1500 pounds of hops in stock for sale.  We carry all the Wyeast Labs liquid yeasts, some of the White Lab yeasts liquid yeasts and several varieties of dry yeasts as well, including Safale.  We carry dry malt extracts, liquid malt extracts, corn sugar, candi sugar in both rock candi form and liquid form, lactose, corn sugar, beer spices and everything else you might need to brew your next batch of beer.  We offer free introduction to home brewing classes many times during the year and give all grain brewing demos throughout the year.  We have been selling our Deluxe Home Brewers equipment kit for over 25 years and believe it is the best value for the beginning brewer in the country.  For the all grain brewers we will measure up your grain orders and crush them for you.  We have more that 450 clone and original recipes from around the world starting with our two books of clone recipes, “Clone Brews” and “Beer Captured”. Between them, these books contain 350 recipes from light Lagers to Barleywines, from Witbiers to the hoppiest of Imperial IPA’s. If there is a style of beer you would like to make, we have a recipe for you to brew a great beer in your own home.  All kits are available in extract with specialty grain, mini mash and all grain versions.
These recipes kits are for brewers who want to make beer that is similar to or better than the commercial beer you purchase.  All these kits are assembled with the finest ingredients and are true to their style.  We use over 60 types of grains, 50 types of liquid yeasts and 50 types of hops in these recipes to give you the best beer recipe kits in the country.  Some of our double IPA recipes have over 8 ounces of hops and up to 7 different varieties of hops in them.  We have brewed over 1000 beers during the past 20 years to tweak our recipes, some 3 or 4 times.  All the kits are available in extract/specialty grain, mini mash and all grain formats.

We also carry a full supply of home brew kegging and commercial kegging equipment and will help you with your particular kegging setup.

We always have two of our beers on tap for you to sample.  Please stop in and visit our store.

For the wine makers we sell equipment and supplies for making wine at home from wine grapes, grape juice and wine concentrate kits.  Each fall we order fresh California grape juice and wine grapes directly from the vineyards, refrigerate them and have them for sale at our store.  We source grapes from several regions in California including: Amador, Clement Hills, Lodi,  Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Sonoma and Suisun Valley.  In the spring, we look to South America and order fresh Chilean grapes and grape juice to keep our wine making customers busy year around. We also carry award winning wine kits that include everything you need to make your own wines for every season and occasion.  We stock home wine making equpment and supplies including: grape presses, grape crushers, demi johns, carboys, grape fermenting tubs, variable capacity Stainless steel fermenters, corkers, corks, airlocks and everything else you will need to make your wine.  There are always two wines on tap for you to sample here at Maltose Express.

Throughout the year at our shop in Monroe, CT we offer wine making and home brewing classes, as well as offering wine tasting classes where you can taste wine from around the world paired with regional dishes, as well as classes on how to make your own hard ciders, meads and cheeses.

Have a look around our online store, and if you’re ever in our area of Connecticut, please come by to visit our store and sample some of our great home brews, wines, hard ciders and meads.