CommunityFeatureTHE RECORD: Taste the Countryside adds a generous helping of maple syrup to the mix

March 25, 2022

We are so excited to be part of Taste the Countryside Maple Trail in 2022. Eighteen Rural restaurants and food establishments in Wilmot and Woolwich townships are offering specially crafted menus that highlight local ingredients and maple syrup.

writes, in her March 24th article in The Record:

“Rural Roots Brewing Company’s $20 and $45 options offer casual, pub-friendly grazing foods made by Elmira caterer Never Enough Thyme. Both options feature one pound of chicken wings (including a maple-infused sauce option) and a pint. An extra pint comes with the $45 dinner, along with chewy soft pretzels with dip made with their “Yes, Honey” cream ale and “Eby Family Honey,” as well as golden waffle fries with a creamy dip.

Two years of on-site dining restrictions hampered the Elmira craft brewery’s goal of being a social space, but they maintained supportive relationships with local vendors.

“Our Schticky Ale is made with five gallons of maple syrup from my Mennonite farmer (David Bauman), who takes my spent grain to feed his cattle,” says brewery co-owner Roger Lichti. “It’s good to have the partnership within Woolwich Township and it adds yet another twist to our ways of supporting local businesses and our community.” “