maple beers: from tree tap to beer tap - steel pint glass
CHATHAM, N. Y. (AP)--
Ron Davis's bubbling maple juice in the sugar house north of New York is destined to be pancakes, waffles, candy and--for years now --beer kegs.
The local syrup adds a hint of wood sweetness to the maple amber beer produced by the nearby Chatham Brewery, which is nationwide to make up for the gap between the tree Tower and the bar Tower
From this spring's Maple race, the amount of syrup prepared for pinoff glasses is relatively small, but maple beer provides something for more and more local food lovers and craft beer lovers
"It's not something that's sugary or something like cider," said Will Richard . " He and his friends had a pint at The Brewery bar near the Massachusetts line.
"Your taste is like the pecan flavor in maple syrup, but it is not the absolute sweetness of maple syrup.
"Maple beer is suitable for the handmade era, where craft brewers can extract flavor from bananas, oysters, sridesa sauce and the inevitable Bacon.
Many maple wines are usually offered seasonally to match spring maple forests or fall leaves.
In Green Bay, Wisconsin, the interior is selling maple from January to April.
Chatham's maple amber for one year-round offering.
While craft winemakers will add syrup at different stages of the brewing process, Chatham chief winemaker Matt Perry poured the syrup into maple amber after fermentation, such that the syrup
He likes dark, heavy syrup later in the run. In Vermont --
Woodsey heart of American syrupmaking belt --
The best liquid winemaker in Lawson, Sean Lawson, has become a maple master with sticky beer and maple sugar in one, which is brewed in maple juice.
"The way maple sugar tastes delivered to the finished beer is amazing," Lawson said . ".
On the latest day at the Chatham Brewery, Perry slowly poured some of Davis's sticky syrup from the water tank into the stainless steel carbonated tank and then dissipated into the bubbling beer.
Perry said that maple and malt beer are better mixed than the confident hope beer that is now popular among craft drinkers.
"It's a really good gateway beer for a lot of people," Perry said . ".
"It's a little pleasant for those flavors that are not used to craft beer.
"Chatham Brewery is located in a rural area and is welcomed by weekend visitors from New York City and sells beer locally.
Davis is a retiree near the Blackberry Hill Farm.
Since the beginning of 1970, he has been digging trees and even using metal barrels in the early days.
Maple companies like Davis work long hours in sugar houses at this time of year, and the temperature during the day rises gradually on cool nights.
This year is a little longer due to the cold winter, but at the end of the parade plastic pipe Spider
The net bed that flowed out of about 800 taps had clear, watery juices.
Davis cooks 150 gallons of water every spring in his sugar house on wood.
A combustion boiler that fills small spaces with rolling steam.
Most will still be bottled as syrup sold locally.
About 25 to 35 gallons of syrup each year enter the nearby brewery, an additional business that Davis is pleased to have.
"He got it in five minutes.
"A gallon of container," Davis said.
"So there are a lot less bottles.