Maple Beer

Along with spruce beers, birch and maple beers were brewed by early American colonists as a substitute for barley beers. The sap used for brewing was taken from sugar maple tree.


  • 3 pounds maple syrup

  • 1 gallon water

  • yeast


  1. Heat the water and dissolve the maple syrup in the water.

  2. Cool the mixture to 70F, pour into a fermenter, pitch the yeast and ferment thoroughly.

  3. Prime, bottle and condition for 1 week before drinking.

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