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
We have been selling the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Greek Gardens in Lodi for the last two years since we visited the vineyard and looked at these grapes before the harvest in 2010. Here are some pictures from the vineyard this spring and some pictures from early September 2010. This vineyard is well taken . . . → Read More: Lodi Super Cabernet vines in the spring
We visited the Truro Winery in Truro, Cape Cod the weekend before Memorial Day and were impressed with the quality of their wines. The winery has been owned and operated by the Roberts family since 2007 and we tasted 5 wines during our tasting. Their un-oaked Chardonnay and their Cabernet Franc, both of which are . . . → Read More: Truro Winery
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
Spanish wine tasting at Maltose Express
June 21, 2012
Spanish wines are very popular these days. From sparkling Cavas to silky Riojas and powerful Ribero del Dueros, there are wines for every taste. We will sample wines from these well known regions as well as fantastic blends from lesser known regions such as Montsant. Join . . . → Read More: Wines of Spain Tasting
We will be holding another mead making class on Saturday June 23rd from 10 am to 1pm. The cost is $35.00 per person and class size is limited so pre-registration is required. The instructor is Kevin Brenner who is an experienced mead maker. The content of the class will be a lecture in the history . . . → Read More: Another Mead Making Class scheduled for June 23rd at Maltose Express
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!