Maple, maple, sweet maple! Oh how I love you, my humble green ancestor!
The Maple Ale that I started on April 14th was bottled today. Each bottle primed with a bit more maple syrup from Handsome Paul the Farmer at Schrieber's Farm in Oxford, CT (the loving home of Forest Folk Festival). I suppose it would hardly stand as confession to share that one of the best parts to bottling such goodness is that the bottler gets to sample that last bit that won't completely fill that last bottle (or so the bottler secretly hopes!). So, this bottler says that this ale, ready to drink in another few weeks, is already remarkably fabulous.
In the next few days the Cardamom Ale and the Sarsaparilla Ale should be ready, though they are both still quite active. Patience. Patience.