Heather Ale by Salt Spring Island Ales in British Columbia, Canada

About Heather Ale by Salt Spring Island Ales

An ancient brew dating back over 4000 years, Heather Ale is most often attributed to the Picts of ancient Scotland, who are said to have drunk Heather Ale for courage before going into battle. Infused with local heather flowers and a sparing amount of hops, our Heather Ale has a mild floral & honey aroma, a slight mead or cider-like character & very light hop notes to produce a crisp finish. A light beer, best paired with fresh & delicate foods such as scallops, prawns, ceviche, goats cheese or fresh fruit. This is the ideal beer for those who prefer a lighter, more delicate brew with very little bitterness.


Local, fresh-made beer crafted with spring water and organic malt.

Salt Spring Island Ales makes Heather Ale Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale