EDIT: Riverside Maple Farm has closed.
You like beer? You like maple syrup? Well, take a drive to Glenville because two local businesses are pairing up and creating something new in the Capital Region.
Riverside Maple Farm and Wolf Hollow Brewing Company have partnered together to introduce the nation’s first Maple-Beer Trail in Glenville, NY. The trail will be open Saturday and Sundays 12-6pm, is 1/4 of a mile long and links the farm to Wolf Hollow.
If you’ve never visited Riverside Maple Farm, plan a trip, because you honestly can’t get anything more local. Chris and Erica Welch own the farm that started as a family hobby to a business when it opened in 2017. If you visit and take a tour of the farm, you can actually see where Chris’ father started farming for maple so many years ago.
My favorite part was the taste testing of the various maple syrups they offer. I visited during their “See How it Works Sunday” and was amazed to find out that maple syrup comes in different grades and can be used for different kinds of recipes. You can taste them to see which one you’re going to end up taking home.
Coming up, they’re officially opening the trail on February 17th.
10 am – 6 pm: Join Riverside Maple Farms for free tours of their maple farm and production facility. Learn how maple is made from tree to table and try their four grades of maple syrup.
10 am – 4 pm: Area favorite food truck The Mac Factor will be serving up hot bowls of their famous mac and cheese at Riverside Maple Farms including the Adirondack which features Riverside Maple Farms’ own dark syrup.
12- 3 pm: Sugar on Snow at Riverside Maple Farms. Stop by as we pour hot syrup over shaved ice to create a delicious maple taffy treat! Free.
12 – 6 pm: Stop by Wolf Hollow Brewing Company to try one of their limited edition casks featuring Riverside Maple Farms Amber syrup. The Burger 21 food truck will be parked outside the brewery serving up burgers and fries all afternoon.
12- 6 pm: Maple-Beer Trail is open! Green maple leaf signs point the way to Riverside Maple Farms and wolf paw signs point to Wolf Hollow Brewing Company. Snow shoes, skis, microspikes, and sleds welcomed. No motorized vehicles. Warm up by the bonfire at the start of the trail at Wolf Hollow Brewing Company.