Tyrannosaurus Gruit

Tyrannosaurus Gruit is a red gruit ale made with Québec-grown beets and hibiscus flowers. Organic juniper berries and locally foraged organic white spruce tips add in an enjoyable element of woodsiness and conifer resins.

Gruit ale
5.8% • Wild Oat

History & Style:

Gruits take 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 with flavour and beer terroir.

Tasting Notes:

Tyrannosaurus Gruit pours brilliantly clear with a red cranberry colour. Aromas of beets and berries give way to subtle spruce. The flavour reflects the presence of beets with resinous, peppery spruce notes. A hint of juniper follows. The finish is bright and crisp.

Food Pairings:

Beet salad with lentils; beet-leaf-wrapped chèvre; oatmeal crepes with vanilla & wildflower-honey-scented ricotta & rosehip syrup; beet-cured wild salmon gravlax; old clothbound cheddar.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 5.8%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, barley malt*, beet root powder*, spruce tips*, juniper berries*, hops*, hibiscus flowers*, brewer's yeast (*organic).
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Vienna, CaraRed, Acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic Pacific Gem
  • YEAST: German Ale Yeast
  • IBU’S: 15
  • OG: 13
  • FG: 2.5
  • SERVING TEMP.: 4-6 C
  • GLASSWARE: Willi