Mead Making Class at Maltose Express
Instructor Kevin Brenner will be holding a Mead Making & Tasting class on Saturday April 6th from 10am-1pm. He will be talking about the history and techniques of mead and then he will make a batch of mead. To end the class Kevin will sample six of his different meads and pair them with food. The cost of this class is $45.00 per person and pre-registration is required. Come and learn about and sample the “nectar of the Gods” You can register by phone 203-452-7332 or stop in. Kevin will be at our Open House on March 2nd talking about the class and sampling some meads.
Did you always want to keep honeybees but didn’t know how to get started? On Saturday April 13, 2013, Maltose Express will be hosting a honeybee keeping class. Mike Rice of Mike’s Beehives will be instructing the class. He will go over the beginning steps of honeybee keeping which include: An explanation of each hive part, installing bees into the hive, feeding your bees, the life cycle of a bee, how to register your bees with the state of Connecticut and why they should be registered, the different roles of bees, some of the typical problems you might encounter in honeybee keeping and harvesting honey. The class will run from 10am to 1:00 pm on Saturday April 13th and the cost is $40. You can register by calling Maltose Express at 203- 452-7332.
We are holding another home brew contest this winter. The entries for this contest will be all UK beer styles. This includes English Bitters, English Pale Ales, English IPAs, Milds, English Brown Ales, Scottish Ales, Scotch Ales, English-style Brown Porters and Robust Porters, Stouts, Old Ales and Barleywines. Entries are due at either CoalHouse Pizza or Maltose Express by Saturday March 23rd. Pre-judging will held on Wednesday March 27th and the Best of Show judging will be held at Coal House Pizza on Tuesday April 2nd at 7:30pm.
We will be receiving our Chilean juice and grapes by mid May this year and are currently taking orders for them. Our customers have had amazing results with the Chilean juice and grapes yielding deep color and lively flavor. We will be carrying grapes from the Cochopoal Valley region near Santa Cruz. This region has Mediterranean temperatures, well protected and sunny vineyards and clay soils rich in minerals. Our juice is from the Curico Region which is the most southerly wine region of Chile, about 220 km from Santiago. It is characterized by a moderate Mediterranean climate with hot summer days and cool humid nights. In higher locations, soils are sandy and stony.
We will be taking orders until March 10th and will be collecting a $10 deposit for each 18 pound case of grapes and a $30 deposit for each 6 gallon bucket of Toro Negro Brand and Mosti Mondiale fresh juice.
To order you can download the order sheets from the links below, fill them out and stop by the store with the forms and deposit.
Cheese Making Class
Instructor: Katy Gilmore
We will be holding a cheese making class on Saturday, March 30th from 11am to 1pm. The instructor is Katy Gilmore who is a cheese making expert. She will be making ricotta, mozzarella and cultured butter. Cheese making is a fun, easy and delicious hobby and a wonderful project to share with children, especially making mozzarella. The class is $40.00 per person and pre-registration is required because class size is limited. You can register by calling Maltose, 203-452-7332 or just stop by. Katy is a wonderful instructor and you can always email her after the class with any questions you may have.
Maltose Express now has on-line purchasing site!
Maltose Express is proud to announce our new on line purchasing site. We will be working to refine the site each day, so please email us any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hop rhizomes will be arriving in March. We will be selling Brewers Gold, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Fuggle, Galena , Kent Golding, Mt. Hood, Newport, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Sterling, Willamette and Zeus . Brew your own and now grow your own. Hops grow very well in Connecticut.
We have received several new hops and a new grain recently.
We now have Optic Pale Malt which is another 2-row pale malt considered to be one of the last of the traditional English Pale malt varieties still produced in the UK. This malt adds a degree of biscuit flavor and is a great malt for the production of Real Ales. We also have Golden Promise Pale Malt, Baird Pale Pale Malt, Baird Maris Otter Malt, Muntons Pale Malt, Muntons Maris Otter, Briess Pale Malt, Rahr Pale Malt, Rahr Pale Ale Malt and Canadian Pale Malt.
We have received some of our New Zealand and Australian hop pellets including: Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica, Pacific Gem and Pacific Jade and also have our new crop of US and European pellet hops in stock including: Admiral, Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Columbus and Chinook.
The new crop of Freshops have arrived. The hop flowers are available in 2 ounce packages in the following varieties: Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Crystal, Fuggle, Golding, Magnum, Mt Hood, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Palisade, Perle, Saaz, Simcoe, Sterling, Willamette, Warrior and Zeus.
We have expanded our line of the RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Winery Series kits. These red wine kits contain 18 liters of premium varietal grape juice, concentrate and grape skins. Using the crushed grape skins will give you an authentic winemaking experience while adding increased complexity, deeper color and more tannins to your wine. The RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Winery Series kits will be on sale until March 2nd. The regular price is $125 and the sale price is $115.
Other New Products
We have other new products including: Hydro flasks which keep your beverages cold or hot, Beer Soaps, Mead Kits, cheese making supplies, vinegar cultures and 3, 5, 10 and 15 gallon new oak barrels from Gibbs Brothers Cooperage.