Craft beer makers and home brewers are bringing alternative sources of flavor to the forefront of brewing. As a highly fermentable sugar with a seasonally sought after flavor profile pure maple syrup is increasingly being pursued as an ingredient for some of our favorite ales.
In the last week we've more than doubled our crop. As of last night we've filled drum #95. It's still a far cry from a full crop for us - where we end up all depends upon the weather over the next couple of days.
We finished the weekend with Barrel number 29 which is about 15% of a crop for us in an average year. The sap did not run much Saturday or Sunday. We’re optimistic that the next couple of days will bring some excellent sugaring weather.