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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 Company5.003.751,04990
Alba Scots Pine AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company7.503.7863992
KvasirDogfish Head Brewery10.003.7250787
Ebulum Elderberry Black AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company6.503.850484
GrozetWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5243988
Kelpie Seaweed AleWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.403.6239884
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut BierProfessor Fritz Briem4.603.82274100
Lips Of Faith - GruitNew Belgium Brewing6.663.625786
Posca RusticaBrasserie Dupont sprl8.004.01213-
Special Herbs (Seasonal)Upright Brewing Company5.704.41135-
Weekapaug Gruit AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.748293
Bog WaterBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.603.6581-
Fleur Desayde Garde Brewing6.304.4371-
Heather AleCambridge Brewing Company5.003.5569-
Sacred Gruit AleMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.2339-
Working For TipsMoonlight Brewing Company5.504.0332-
Weekapaug GruitMagnolia Pub & Brewery5.804.082490
Farewell AleHaandBryggeriet7.503.921-
St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)Beau's All Natural Brewing Company5.703.621-
Wild Oats Series No. 8 - Bog Father Eastern Ontario GruitBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.003.851894
Fleur Rosede Garde Brewing6.304.4718-
Peach GruitMt. Pleasant Brewing Company5.803.6618-
Viking FraochD9 Brewing Company5.004.3817-
A River Runs GruitRock Art Brewery ? 3.4917-
EldergoldMystic Brewery ? 3.7216-
William WallaceEarth Eagle Brewings5.503.8516-
Blessed ThistleCairngorm Brewery Company, The4.503.6315-
Plaid To The BonePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.1713-
Kuhnhenn Heather AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.753.4312-
ArtemisMoonlight Brewing Company5.502.7112-
Salt Spring Heatherdale AleGulf Islands Brewing5.003.4311-
Two Weeks NoticeMoonlight Brewing Company5.303.9811-
Big Rock Monk's MiseryBig Rock Brewery6.003.6710-
La Clef Des ChampsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.003.549-
Gothic AleTriumph Brewing Company4.803.649-
Reggae JunkieUpright Brewing Company5.204.119-
Prove It GruitSpiteful Brewing5.503.838-
Garden PartyZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread4.103.638-
Ancient Gruit AleThe Beer Diviner9.003.488-
Mols ØlWinterCoat6.403.818-
Dragonmead Andromeda Heather AleDragonmead Microbrewery4.603.738-
Portsmouth Fall GruitPortsmouth Brewery ? 3.926-
Spring TonicScratch Brewing Company4.504.796-
Gallow's HarvestEarth Eagle Brewings6.403.796-
Marble Tulip Juicy GruitUpright Brewing Company5.503.755-
The Bradley EffectEarth Bread + Brewery3.803.955-
AntionetteEarth Eagle Brewings5.003.95-
ExhilarationEarth Eagle Brewings5.604.135-
Heather AleNorth Country Brewing5.903.545-
La ViergeLe Saint-Bock6.503.845-
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