Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Description:
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 Avg Hads > Bros
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.751,13190
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7768492
KvasirDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.003.7464187
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7953484
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5345788
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6441784
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83296100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.02238-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.32175-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.65102-
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.503.9995-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company6.003.828993
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.7585-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.085690
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.3645-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0238-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.6637-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.0728-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.503.742494
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9121-
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.6821-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? -21-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.9621-
EldergoldMystic Brewery ? 3.9120-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.4318-
Freak SceneMystic Brewery ? 3.9917-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.615-
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.503.4913-
Brews Brothers Suspect DeviceParallel 49 Brewing Company5.503.613-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.5912-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4612-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.5712-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7812-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9212-
Tip Ta TipFunky Buddha Brewery10.00-11-
Suneater4th Tap Brewing Co-op5.203.4711-
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings ? 4.199-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.003.479-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.649-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.099-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.504.299-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.758-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.438-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.688-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.604.57-
BloomersEarth Eagle Brewings4.003.787-
UntomedFounders Brewing Company4.501.747-
Schlafly Collaboration Gruit AleCountry Boy Brewing ? 3.456-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.986-
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