Saturnalia Gruit by Salt Spring Brewing Co. in British Columbia, Canada

About Saturnalia Gruit by Salt Spring Brewing Co.

Before beer, it was Gruit. For more than 700 years, Gruit Ale was the brewed beverage of medieval Europe. Like today’s beer, it was brewed with water, grain and yeast. Unlike today’s beer, it was spiced with any number of herbs, roots and spices. The Hop, which is now the quintessential aromatic and bittering herb of our contemporary beers, was once only one of many herbs sometimes used by brewers in their recipes. Saturnalia Gruit is made without hops – using wild-crafted herbs and a little ‘magik’. Complex, fruity and herbaceous, this is a must-try beverage in a class by itself!

A gem hidden in the woods of Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring Brewing Co. makes Saturnalia Gruit Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale