Memorial Day Schedule:
We will be open regular hours on this Friday and Saturday but will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. Enjoy the Holiday weekend!
Chilean Grapes and Juice:
We have started receiving our Chilean wine grapes and grape juice. Here is an approximate schedule of when we expect the Chilean grapes and juice.
The first weekend we received the following wine grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and Malbec .
We have received all our juice and have extra Carmenere, Malbec and Muscat.
The weekend of May 31st we expect to receive the Pinot Noir grapes and 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
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 wine 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. 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 all 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 part of Connecticut, please come by to visit our store and sample some of our great home brews, wines, hard ciders and meads.