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Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

This category recognizes the ancient ales. Beers of yore, the way beers were probably brewed throughout the Middle Ages in Continental Europe. Gruit is mainly a concoction of : sweet gale (Myrica gale), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre). Other herbs, spices, and berries might be used to create interesting and pleasant aroma and flavor of green- and herbal-tea. These ancient ales may be highly intoxicating and aphrodisiacal when consumed in significant quantity. Historically, it has been said to stimulate the mind, create euphoria, and enhance sexual drive.

Other ancient style ales include those made with such ingredients like: heather, seaweed, pine, spruce, etc.

Those interested in learning more should read "Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers" by Stephen Harrod Buhner.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.7571290
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7646892
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7936084
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5232588
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6728484
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83163100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.00499-
KvasirDogfish Head Brewery10.003.768087
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.504.0351-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6639-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.883893
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0322-
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.2618-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.3117-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.8216-
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9314-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.2512-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.5211-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.003.731094
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.848-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.617-
Fleur Desayde Garde Brewing6.304.347-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.867-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.676-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.486-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.476-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.504.686-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.486-
La ViergeLe Saint-Bock6.503.845-
Fleur Rosede Garde Brewing6.303.865-
MelissaMystic Brewery7.003.675-
The Bradley EffectEarth Bread + Brewery3.803.944-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.884-
EldergoldMystic Brewery ? 4.094-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.774-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.074-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.994-
Pictish AleTriumph Brewing Company6.004.073-
Green PurlSonoma Springs Brewing Co.7.003.853-
Albert IIEarth Eagle Brewings4.503.453-
Wee Banshee Irish Heather AleTrinity Brewing Company ? 3.823-
Breakside Summer GruitBreakside Brewery4.003.352-
Highland Heather AleSwashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD7.502.672-
Weekapaug Gruit (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)Magnolia Pub & Brewery6.004.242-
Honey HeatherEast End Brewing Company4.503.842-
Hailes Bailes Gruit (Barrel Aged)Country Boy Brewing10.003.892-
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings ? 4.582-
DunesSolarc Brewing7.003.882-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.572-
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