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 Company5.003.7571090
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7646792
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7935984
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5232488
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6628384
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83161100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.0297-
KvasirDogfish Head Brewery10.003.747687
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 Company5.003.8315-
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-
La ViergeLe Saint-Bock6.503.845-
Fleur Rosede Garde Brewing6.303.865-
MelissaMystic Brewery7.003.675-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.475-
The Bradley EffectEarth Bread + Brewery3.803.944-
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-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.572-
Oxfam BlondBrouwerij Huyghe7.503.182-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.204.082-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.362-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.01290
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