Church-Key I am Gruit
"I am Gruit" is Church-Key’s seasonal offering to celebrate International Gruit Day, February 1. We have blended Mugwort and Curaçao dried orange peel to accent a blend of Canadian two row barley and malted wheat to create a light, yet spicy medieval-style elixir. Mugwort has also been used from ancient times as a remedy against fatigue and to protect travelers against evil spirits and wild animals. Roman soldiers put mugwort in their sandals to protect their feet against fatigue. We think we all need to be protected against a little fatigue in the depths of this winter. 6% ABV, zero IBU (because there are no hops).
A catch-all category that we use to classify all of those ancient or resurrected styles of antiquity that are appearing more and more in brewing today. From sahti to heather ale to sorghum beer to gruit, and beers like Adam and Midas Touch, these ales will vary tremendously in character from one another. Many are unhopped, strength can vary, but all are a glimpse into brewings past.