Maple sap headed from tree tap to beer tap to make seasonal maple brews

April 3, 2015 7:00 PM

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Maple sap headed from tree tap to beer tap to make seasonal maple brews

The maple sap bubbling away in Ron Davis' upstate New York sugar house is destined for pancakes, waffles, sweets and — for years now — beer kegs.

The local syrup adds a touch of woodsy sweetness to the maple amber beer made by nearby Chatham Brewing, one of a cadre of craft brewers nationwide bridging the gap between tree tap and bar tap. The amount of syrup destined for pint glasses from this spring's maple run is a relative trickle, but map...

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