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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 Company5.003.7692291
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7758592
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7946483
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5239988
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6338084
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.84226100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.03176-
International Arms RaceFlying Dog Brewery7.503.1496-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.768092
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6769-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.4658-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.5555-
Rapture Heather AleElysian Brewing Company7.003.7640-
Sacred Gruit AleMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.2133-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0729-
Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22Williams Brothers Brewing Company11.004.2223-
Lips Of Faith - GruitNew Belgium Brewing6.663.5221-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.131990
Portsmouth Fruit GruitPortsmouth Brewery6.003.8519-
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9419-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.003.81794
Founders GruitFounders Brewing Company6.203.4216-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.6614-
Beau's / Elysian Oiseaux De NuitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.103.4613-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4212-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.6411-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9910-
RadixMystic Brewery6.403.521085
Mad Scientists Series #13: GruitbeerSixpoint Brewery ? 3.261080
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.589-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.119-
Uncle ØlsenMoonlight Brewing Company ? 3.238-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.188-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.838-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.678-
Dragonmead Andromeda AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.748-
Big Rock Monk's MiseryBig Rock Brewery6.003.758-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.504.027-
Wild Oats Series No. 30 - Dubbel KoytBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.804.027-
Red Duck GruiterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.802.777-
Red Duck Canute The GruitPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)4.403.147-
Portsmouth Osiris Egyptian-style AlePortsmouth Brewery4.803.937-
Peach GruitMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.637-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.47-
GransusNärke Kulturbryggeri AB6.503.577-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.767-
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.703.436-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.504.86-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.926-
Mark Of The Yeast: 78666Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation11.003.756-
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