Tyrannosaurus Gruit

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

Gruit Ale
5.8% • Wild Oats No. 61

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 beet flavour 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, organic barley malts, organic beet powder, organic spruce tips, organic juniper berries, organic hops, organic hibiscus flowers, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pale ale, Vienna, CaraRed, acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic magnum
  • YEAST: German ale
  • IBU’S: 17
  • OG: 13
  • FG: 2.5
  • GLASSWARE: Toscana