Tyrannosaurus GruitGruit ale • 5.8% • Wild Oat
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local spring water, barley malt*, beet root powder*, spruce tips*, juniper berries*, hops*, hibiscus flowers*, brewer's yeast (*organic).
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