Chocolate and cherry are one of the great pairings in culinary history…so why not make a beer to pair them up? Author Scott Russell thought a European amber would be a great base to lay the foundation for this beer.
A märzen beer is the perfect base to highlight the earthy qualities of maple sap and syrup. Alternatively, you could try fermenting with a clean ale yeast if you are not equipped to ferment a beer at lager temps for several weeks. Birch sap and syrup can also be used if maple sap and syrup are not available in your region.