WABI interviews Kanoti for report on spruce tip beer

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Keith Kanoti, manager of the University Forests at the University of Maine, for a report on the development of a beer made with spruce tips. UMaine partnered with local Marsh Island Brewing to develop the brew, echoing a traditional recipe made by the original colonial settlers, according to the report. Marsh Island and Black Bear Brewing Co. will be serving the beer, and donating $1 per pint to UMaine’s School of Forest Resources to help fund a new sugar house. “This is a traditional way of beer making to use spruce tips. It goes back a long, long way,” said Kanoti. “We like to showcase different products from the forest. We also make maple syrup and lumber, and sell logs and all those things. It’s just another gift from the forest, so to speak.”