Maple for Adults

Leave the candy to the kids — enjoy your maple syrup infused with a grown-up beverage



Throwback Brewery's Maple Kissed Wheat Porter gives just a taste of maple flavor.

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Leave the leaf-shaped candy and pancakes to the kids and try these six local concoctions for a tipple infused with New Hampshire's sweetest culinary export.

The Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter from Throwback Brewery in North Hampton is a smooth, velvety brew that won’t make your teeth ache. They call it “maple-kissed” for a reason — there’s just enough local maple syrup to impart nice flavor without making it too sweet. You can find it in some specialty beer stores or go direct to the source. Throwback’s brewing operations and brewpub are located in a gorgeous renovated barn on a historic farm.

Throwback Brewery
7 Hobbs Rd., North Hampton
(603) 379-2317

Dulce is a delicious way to warm up on a cold March night. This white wine is made from the aromatic Vidal hybrid grape, and then it’s spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and pure New Hampshire maple syrup. It’s fermented over spices, so expect strong flavors and aromas. Purchase it at LaBelle’s beautiful tasting room and retail shop that’s located at the Best of NH award-winning vineyard in Amherst.

LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101, Amherst
(603) 672-9898

For wine drinkers, Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown created Mapplez, an apple wine with a hint of local maple syrup. Sample and purchase at their beautiful winery tasting room along with their selection of other fruit wines, red and white grape wines, blends and dessert wines.

Zorvino Vineyards
226 Main St., Sandown
(603) 887-8463

You’ll have to make the trip for this one as Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery doesn’t bottle this seasonal and specialty brew. The Kanc Country Maple Porter is a dark, full-bodied porter with real maple syrup. It’s silky, smooth and well worth the drive. Plus, the Woodstock’s Best of NH award-winning restaurant is a great place to enjoy a burger along with your beer.

Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery
135 Main St., North Woodstock
(603) 745-3951

The NH Maple Wheat from Beara Irish Brewing Co. is a refreshing wheat beer with a sweet aroma. They use real New Hampshire maple syrup for this not-at-all-sweet beer. Find it at the tasting room and in select specialty stores.

Beara Irish Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth
(857) 342-3272

Mead is wine made from honey, but despite its source, it isn’t sweet. Sap House Meadery in Center Ossipee has a sugar maple mead that blends local honey and maple syrup. Again, you’re expecting sweet, but it’s really not. It has hints of caramel, apple cider, honey and a light touch of maple. This award-winning variety is delightful. You can find Sap House meads in some specialty shops, but you really should visit the new Mead Pub or stop in for a tasting and tour.

Sap House Meadery
6 Folsom Rd., Center Ossipee
(603) 539-1672

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