Mt. Carmel Brewing Co. tapped into 250-year-old sugar maple trees to produce its latest brew, a collaboration with the Cincinnati Nature Center. Maple Doppelbock -- a bigger beer at 8 percent alcohol by volume -- will be released next month at a special event called Maple on Tap at the center.
February marks a time of year in Ohio when maple trees are tapped for sap.
"In our backyard is something uniquely Ohio," Mt. Carmel co-founder and director of brewing Mike Dewey said in a news release. "We’ve wanted to work with the Cincinnati Nature Center for a long time and with the expansion of our brewery, the timing felt right."
The Maple on Tap event -- set for 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 -- will include maple-inspired appetizers, and guided hikes to collect sap and learn about the process of making maple syrup. Guests will be able to sample syrup straight from the evaporator and hear from Mt. Carmel brewers about how maple syrup was used in the brewing process. Other Mt. Carmel beers also will be available.
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Following the official release, Maple Doppelbock will be available on a limited basis on draft at the Mt. Carmel tasting room and at select locations in Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, Youngstown and Cleveland.