Here in southern maine we are surrounded by them. I've read that it makes a nice vitamin C charged tea. Was going to snip a bunch of the spring buds, as you would for any other evergreen adjunct but missed my chance. Did get into the mountains recently where I found fir and spruce budding. Filled up a sandwich bag and the resulting ale is bubbling away in primary as I type. I think you are out of luck until next spring. Cheers.