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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Fraoch Heather AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.751,10390
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7766192
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7951484
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5244588
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6441184
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.83289100
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.01232-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.33161-
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6697-
Jopen KoytJopen Bier BV Haarlem8.50486-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.828493
Fleur Desayde Garde Brewing6.304.2977-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.7576-
Sacred Gruit AleMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.3644-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.063990
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0238-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.1225-
MaddAddamites NooBrooBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.6623-
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.9121-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? 3.520-
EldergoldMystic Brewery ? 3.9219-
Peach GruitMountain Town Brewing Co.5.803.6719-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.9519-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.003.761894
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.4116-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.615-
Freak SceneMystic Brewery ? 4.0913-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.5912-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4612-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7812-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9212-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.5611-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.479-
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-
Beann Gulban Irish Heather AleThe White Hag Irish Brewing Company7.50-8-
Chaga GrooveEarth Eagle Brewings ? 4.198-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.438-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.688-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.604.57-
Wild Oats Series No. 51 - O.G. (Original Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company6.303.567-
BloomersEarth Eagle Brewings4.003.787-
UntomedFounders Brewing Company4.501.747-
Schlafly Collaboration Gruit AleCountry Boy Brewing ? 3.456-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.986-
Pictish AleTriumph Brewing Company6.0046-
Grantchester MeadowsCambridge Brewing Company ? 4.176-
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