Spring is extra sweet in Albany County with the arrival of maple season! From doughnuts, to craft beverages, to ice cream, Albany County small businesses, craft beverage producers and local eateries are serving up a variety of maple eats and drinks. Scroll on to get the details on where to get your maple fix this March in Albany County.
Nine Pin Cider's Adirondack Maple Cider
This winter Nine Pin Cider, New York's first farm cidery, released a new small batch cider called Adirondack Maple. This winter seasonal cider is crafted with apples from Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook and Adirondack maple syrup from The Forest Farmers in Lyon Mountain. The cider is finished with a pinch of mulling spice! Enjoy on tap in the tasting room or pick up a 4-pack to sip on at home. The Warehouse District cidery even collaborated with Collar City Candle to create an Adirondack Maple candle!
Cider Belly Doughnuts
Cider Belly Doughnuts serves up fresh apple cider-based doughnuts with unique toppings, glazes, drizzles and fillings. Available daily, pick up the "SapSucker," a cider doughnut topped with a maple drizzle, or "Maple Butter Cream," a cider doughnut topped with 100% real maple syrup butter cream. Cider Belly frequently rotates specialty flavors, but maple fans will want to keep an eye out for the mouthwatering "Maple Bacon" doughnut. Stop by the downtown Albany location or swing up the newly opened Fuller Road shop in Colonie bright and early to snag your favorite flavor.
Emack & Bolio's Maple Walnut Ice Cream
Emack & Bolio's, a charming ice cream parlor, is a hidden gem in Albany's Delaware Avenue neighborhood. Maple fans will fall in love with the "Maple Walnut" ice cream. Try it in one of the shop's outrageous candy-covered cones, piled high in a sundae, or incorporated into a delicious milkshake. Take it home with you in a hand-packed pint or quart! Hosting a party this March and want to include a touch of maple flair? Order a custom ice cream cake from Emack & Bolio's with the "Maple Walnut" ice cream!
Mountain Winds Farm Maple Products
Mountain Winds Farm, a family-owned maple farm in Berne, is a go-to spot in Albany County to stock up on maple products. Venture to the quaint farm store to browse an array of handmade products crafted from the small batch maple syrup produced onsite each spring. Sweet items include classic maple syrup, maple cotton candy, granulated maple sugar, and maple cream. If you are looking for something savory, pick up maple mustard, maple spice rub, maple hot sauce or maple BBQ sauce. Venture to the farm store in-person or shop online this maple season.
Tipsy Moose Coffee and Maple Flavored Whiskey
Pick up a bottle of Tipsy Moose Coffee and Maple Flavored Whiskey, available exclusively at the three locations of The Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern. Tipsy Moose collaborates with Albany Distilling Company to distill and bottle this popular whiskey! Before the collaboration, Tipsy Moose would create the housemade concoction of maple whiskey infused with coffee in-house. With the help of Albany Distilling, Tipsy Moose patrons can now take this popular coffee and maple flavored whiskey home with them!