Third annual GruitFest is fast approaching!
In celebration of International Gruit Day, we created GruitFest! This year we have 9 breweries and 1 meadery participating so mark your calendars because this is going to be great!
What is gruit? Gruit is 2 things... 1) a blend of herbs and spices for the brewing of beer and 2) a beer utilizing a blend of herbs and spices. Typically there are no hops in gruit ales (but both historical and modern gruits can sometimes include hops). It was the dominant malt alcohol throughout mainland Europe prior to the 1600s (specifically before the Reinheitsgebot). We'll have historical gruits on tap as well as modern interpretations.