I'm happy to introduce our first ever Gruit style beer, the Sasquatch Gruit! Indeed, only a sasquatch would be able to gather and combine all the different herbs and spices used in this brew.
A little background on Gruit beers: While hops is the dominant herb used in 99.9999% of all beers brewed in the modern world, it wasn't always so. Back in the day, +300 years ago, hops was little more than just another herb, amongst 50-100 that would be used to give a beer its different flavors. But then, amongst other things including monopolistic capitalistic endeavors, a protestant movement swept across northern Europe where the Gruit styled beers were thought to be a bit too much for the general population, people would get fired up, increased energy, and painting the town red was just a start. This is where hops came in, where besides having the positive attributes of bittering and being a preservative (important back then with primitive storage processes, now not so much), it also can make people drowsy (they used to make pillows filled with hops to help people sleep), and is what could be called an anti-virility effect, leading to a medical condition for bartenders and brewers called Brewers Droop, from being exposed to hops too much. All of these attributes helping to sedate the populace a tad from their previous wild, hedonistic tendencies. With these characteristics in mind, we'll be experimenting with many different versions of Gruits, the first of which being the Sasquatch, modeled after a secret beer described in Chancers Canterbury Tales called Save, using ~30 different herbs and spices.
A pleasant aroma that keeps your taste buds racing to keep up with the myriad of flavors and sensations.
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