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tried a new type of Ale... Gruit

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Packer Backer, Dec 16, 2015.

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  1. Packer Backer

    Packer Backer Low-Roller

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    went to a new restaurant called INDUSTRY in Calabasas CA. They have I think 20 beers on tap. tried a new variety I had never heard of . A Gruit Ale.
    it was different and I am not sure what to make of it yet. uses a variety of spices and herbs and not hops for flavoring...
    Anyone else have comments on this type of ale?
     
  2. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    We have a brewery here in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada that offers a gruit. Their first one was http://beaus.ca/beer/bog-water/ , and an Imperial version called Bog Father, and they say they'll offer a different one each quarter for the upcoming year. To me, it is something to drink with a meal or course.

    Edit- Let me add that February 1 appears to be International Gruit Day- http://www.gruitday.com/
     
  3. Joe Strummer

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    Not up on this ?
    Is it fermented from fruit ?
     
  4. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Nope.

    Traditionally hops were used in brewing because they are a preservative. Now they're used because people like the aroma and flavor. But certain herbs & spices could also be used as preservatives - hence the gruit :)
     
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