We held our fourth introductory brewing class of 2012 at Maltose Express on Saturday July 14th. There were 33 attendees and Tess and Mark brewed a clone of Hooky Bitter, a great British ordinary bitter. This is a 3.6% alcohol beer that is fermented with a fruity English Yeast. It’s a perfect session beer and . . . → Read More: July 2012 Brewing Class at Maltose Express
On Saturday July 7th Maltose Express was one of the exhibitors at the 3rd annual Bridgeport Arts Festival. We put on a brewing demo showing the crowd how to brew our clone extract version of Founders Centennial Ale. There was a nice crowd at the festival who enjoyed over 100 vendors’s booths. We also served . . . → Read More: Maltose Express at the 2012 Bridgeport Arts Festival
We brewed our first beer with the Ruby Street Brewing System on Tuesday, July 3rd. The system has three 15.5 gallon stainless steel pots and we used one for the sparge water, one that has a false bottom for the mash and the second that has a false bottom for the boil. The pump comes . . . → Read More: Ruby Street Brewing System up and running at Maltose Express
On Saturday June 2nd I was fortunate to see Sara Moulton teach a cooking class at the White Silo Cooking School in New Milford. My daughter and son-in-law Paulette & Eric knew how much I admired her and gave me a gift certificate to her cooking class at the White Silo Cooking School at Hunt . . . → Read More: Cooking Class with Sara Moulton at the White Silo Cooking School
Maltose Express and Coal House Pizza held a Pale Ale and India Pale Ale contest. The contest was free to enter and is a great way to get feed back on your beer. The entries were grouped into three main styles: Pale Ales, IPAs and specialty Pale Ales. Pre-judging was held on June 14th at . . . → Read More: Pale Ale and IPA contest results!
On Tuesday May 1st we held the best of show judging for the Coal House Pizza/Maltose Express Stout and Porter Contest. There were 31 entries and during the pre-judging on April 25th at Maltose Express the 6 judges picked out the best 6 beers that would go on to the Best of Show. The brewers . . . → Read More: Stout and Porter Contest Results
The Darien News recently had this article about the beer brewing class Tess and Mark gave at the Darien Library.
“Library hosts beer brewing class John H. Palmer Published 02:26 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 The Darien Library hosted an evening with Maltose Express, a Monroe-based business that caters to home brewers of wine . . . → Read More: Darien News article about Darien Library beer class
Brewers beware! Protect your best friend. Hops, spent, fresh, whole, pellets or plugs are potentially fatal to dogs. Retrievers, greyhounds and whippets are supposedly the breeds who are most sensitive to hops but ingesting hops are potentially lethal to all breeds of dogs. If a dog ingests hops it is imperative to get help within . . . → Read More: HOPS ARE POTENTIALLY LETHAL TO DOGS!
Tess and Mark speaking to brewing class
The Darien Library recently conducted a group reading of the book 97 Orchard which detailed the life of German immigrants who moved into New York City in the 1800s. Part of the book described the German brewers who started breweries in New York City and also mentioned . . . → Read More: Tess and Mark speak at Darien Library
Maltose Express and Coal House Pizza are having a Stout and Porter Contest! The contest is free and it is a great way to get feed back on your beer. Judging will be by certified BJCP judges. Please call Maltose with any questions. 203-452-7332
Entry forms are available on our blog under the order forms . . . → Read More: Stout and Porter Contest