Brewed by New Holland Brewing Company
The name “Gruit” sometimes refers to the mixture of herbs used to flavor the beer centuries ago, but it also refers to the beer created using such a mixture. For simplicity, it refers to a beer brewed with some mixture of herbs other than hops. This unhopped beer has a very complex, malty body almost like liquid bread. Pumpernickel, molasses, chocolate, roasted nuts and raisin are a few of the noticeable flavors within the layered malt profile. Yarrow and a touch of wormwood replace hops to balance the sweetness of the malt, but also provide a pleasant, unique herbal character unlike any derived from hops! It was fermented with Bavarian yeast to provide some banana esters.