Chilean Grapes and Juice:
We have started receiving our Chilean grapes and juice. Here is an approximate schedule of when we expect the Chilean grapes and juice.
The first weekend, May 17th, the following grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and Malbec .
On Wednesday, May 22nd, we expect to receive all of our juice.
The weekend of May 24th we expect to receive the Pinot Noir grapes.
The weekend of May 31st we expect to receive the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
The grape deliveries were slowed down by a week or so due to a strike that slowed down the grape picking. We will update you and call when your juice and grapes arrive.
Home Brew Beer Contests:
We have two beer contests coming up:
1) A Pale Ale/IPA contest with Coal House Pizza.
2) An all style contest with Eli’s Restaurant Group. The first prize is two tickets and airfare for two to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado this fall.
You can download the registration forms from our contests page.
About Maltose Express
Celebrating their 22nd year in business in 2013, 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 with all your beverage making needs.
We are Connecticut’s largest home brewing and wine making supply store and offer the largest inventory of supplies in the Northeast.
For home brewers and 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 22 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, 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, each fall we order fresh juice and grapes directly from the vineyards of California and Italy. 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. 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 part of Connecticut, please come by to visit our store and sample some of our great home brews, wines, hard ciders and meads.