What the &%#$%^ is a Gruit!? A Gruit is a historical ale brewed with herbs instead of hops. Today most gruits, this one included, are made using both herbs and hops for bittering and flavouring additions. Brewed with yarrow, juniper berries, lavender, nettle, rosebuds, and orange rinds, this beer has a floral aroma and a herbaceous, dry finish. The Forager was made on International Women's Day for the Pink Boots Society, an organization that promotes and encourages women in the beer industry. This year, nine breweries in Alberta brewed women-led historical ales for the organization.