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Vermont’s Sweetest Treat

As the midwinter snow starts to melt and temperatures rise, Vermonters start preparing for their very own gold rush. No, not the golden ales and lagers that can be found in breweries and taprooms throughout the state; Vermonters are focused on what they call liquid gold – maple syrup. 

HISTORY



First discovered by Native Americans, maple sugaring in Vermont is an agricultural tradition. What started as a simple process with buckets hung from taps on trees has become more efficient over time with advanced technology. Vermont is currently the top maple syrup producer in the country, producing 2.2 million gallons in 2020. 

Maple tree tapping in vermont



ENJOY PURE VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP 



While visiting sugarhouses and enjoying maple syrup at breakfast may be what come to mind, there are a myriad of ways to use and enjoy Vermont maple. 



FOUR MAPLE CRAFT BEVERAGES TO TRY 



Citizen Cider’s Tree Tapper 
This hard cider is fermented with maple syrup, red wine yeast, aged on untoasted oak and infused with dark Belgian candi syrup. 

Sap! Maple Seltzer 
Take your seltzer game to the next level by drinking pure maple sap and reap benefits like boosted energy. 

Metcalf’s Maple Cream Liqueur 
Vermont Distiller’s flagship product is bursting with 100 percent pure Vermont maple syrup flavor. 

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple Nipple Amber Ale 
This robust, rich maple ale is made with pure Vermont maple syrup, sourced from Purinton Maple and Tree Farms in Huntington. 

Want more? Discover more Vermont maple craft beverages at VermontVacation.com/maple-craft-beverages

Maple Cocktail



TRY SOMETHING NEW


Maple Block
This chunk of maple from The Vermont Country Store is reminiscent of when maple was preserved in blocks in the 1800s. Similar to a sugar cube, you can shave off and add to oatmeal, ice cream, and more.

Smoked Maple Cheddar
Grafton’s Maple Smoked Cheddar has a mild, buttery body with heady aromas of campfire and smoked ham. This cheddar is a perfect accompaniment to your cheese board, piled high on a sandwich, or as a quick snack.

Chipotle Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup
Infused with chipotle peppers and finished in a whiskey barrel, this savory syrup made by Benito’s Hot Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your ribs, chicken and waffles, salmon and more.

vermont maple syrup bottle

Want more? Check out this list of fourteen maple products you probably haven’t tried before at VermontVacation.com/maple-products

Maple has a long history interwoven into the story of Vermont and is the foundation of our traditions and values. Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association is the perfect resource for all things maple. Get maple inspiration and buy pure Vermont maple syrup online at vermontmaple.org.

Did you know?
It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to produce just one gallon of maple syrup.