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.
Chilean Wine Grapes and Grape Juice:
We have received most our Chilean wine grapes and all of our Chilean grape juice. Here is an approximate schedule of when we expect the remaining Chilean grapes:
The weekend of June 13th we expect to receive the Pinot Noir 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.
Please click on the Wine Making Information tab above to read more about our wine grapes and grape juice.
Home Brew Beer Contests:
• The Ginger Man South Norwalk has teamed up with Maltose Express in Monroe, CT, Sierra Nevada and Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford, CT for a home brew competition.
Click on the Contests tab at the top of the page for all the details and entry forms and bottle labels
• An all style contest with Eli’s Restaurant Group. The first prize is airfare, hotel and tickets for two to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado this fall.
You can download the registration forms from our Contests page.
Please click on the Contests tab above to read more about our beer making contests.
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 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 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.