Due to the fact we like Amber’s Brewing Company’s ( microbrewery in Edmonton ) Sap Vampire Maple Lager and Granville Island’s Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, we decided to try our hand at our very own version! Our base was the Barons Canadian Golden Ale, and added maple syrup – simple as that! Use a good quality PURE Maple Syrup — a lot of the cheaper varieties are too watery!
This is the best beer kit on the market for adding honey or maple syrup – the creamy maple notes are just delightful! We have found that some of the commercial maple beers are over the top, while some are well done.
If this interests you, you can find the Sap Vampire Maple Lager @ Moxie’s restaurants – a part of their “Hello Spring” menu, and most Calgary Co-op Liquor stores carry the Granville Island microbrew beers. Be adventurous – try it – & see if this is something you would be interested in brewing! I think our Maple brew is more comparable to the Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale ( that’s part of the reason why we chose the Barons Canadian Golden Ale ! )
Cheers to “a cold one”!