Shepherd Maple Beer
Shepherd Bar & Restaurant owner Kent Roth pours a 2017 Shepherd Maple Beer. The porter uses Shepherd maple syrup in the brewing process. / (Susan Field | The Morning Sun)

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival maple beer and maple cider are officially on tap. Shepherd Bar and Restaurant released the annual beer and hard cider at an event on Saturday. This year’s maple beer is a porter created at Ellison Brewery & Spirits in East Lansing. Meanwhile, the maple cider once again comes from Blake’s Orchard in Armada.