Original Gruit

Original Gruit harkens back to the roots of gruit production by employing three of the most common historical ingredients in the brew: Labrador tea, bog myrtle and yarrow.

Gruit Ale
6.3% • Gruit Series

History & Style

Beau’s Gruit Series takes inspiration from centuries-old brewing tradition; a time before the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516 that declared that all beer be made solely with barley, hops, and water. In gruit ale, herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character, throwing open the door to experimentation. Each gruit in this series will have a unique combination of ingredients and flavours.

Tasting Notes

This deep gold, slightly hazy gruit has a mildly citrusy, herbal aroma with some malt notes. The flavour is balanced between malty sweetness and herbal bitterness. The finish is medium-long with lingering tannins and a hint of spice.

Food Pairings

Chicken poached in Original Gruit with dumplings, mild Blue cheeses, cream cheese & yogurt cheesecake with apple & rosehip gelée, Alsatian-style chèvre tart flambée.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 6.3%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, Labrador tea, organic bog myrtle, organic hops, organic yarrow, brewer's yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, carahell, carafoam, acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic perle
  • YEAST: German Ale Yeast
  • IBU’S: 10
  • OG: 13.8° P
  • FG: 2.2°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 5-7° C
  • GLASSWARE: Brussels