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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 Company5.003.7697791
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7861092
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.847983
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5241588
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6238984
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.84248100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.03191-
Lips Of Faith - GruitNew Belgium Brewing6.663.6115686
International Arms RaceFlying Dog Brewery7.503.1399-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.768092
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.4475-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6771-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.5560-
Fleur DesayDe Garde Brewing6.304.5146-
Rapture Heather AleElysian Brewing Company7.003.7441-
Sacred Gruit AleMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.2235-
Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22Williams Brothers Brewing Company11.004.0834-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0431-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.12190
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9320-
Portsmouth Fruit GruitPortsmouth Brewery6.003.8519-
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-
RadixMystic Brewery6.403.541285
Peach GruitMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.5112-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.6912-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.1511-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.5410-
Big Rock Monk's MiseryBig Rock Brewery6.003.6710-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9910-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.659-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.119-
Mad Scientists Series #13: GruitbeerSixpoint Brewery ? 3.25980
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.969-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.838-
Dragonmead Andromeda AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.748-
Uncle ØlsenMoonlight Brewing Company ? 3.238-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.767-
Portsmouth Osiris Egyptian-style AlePortsmouth Brewery4.803.937-
Red Duck GruiterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.802.777-
GransusNärke Kulturbryggeri AB6.503.577-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.497-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.47-
Wild Oats Series No. 30 - Dubbel KoytBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.804.027-
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.703.477-
Red Duck Canute The GruitPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)4.403.147-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.926-
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