Grantchester Meadows

Unhopped Herbal “Gruit” Beer In honor of International Gruit Day (February 1st!) we formed a 3-way collaboration with our good friends at Mystic Brewery and Earth Eagle Brewings. We gathered at each brewery to create a unique beer without using hops, focusing instead on the use of flowers, herbs, spices and fruits which have enjoyed history of use in ferments for thousands of years. For reasons known only to the brewers, each beer in our series has been names after a song by the band Pink Floyd. Grantchester Meadows, written by Roger Waters, is on the experimental album Ummagumma, and features acoustic guitar and tape loops of chirping skylarks. Waters’ pastoral and dream-like lyrics describe a scene at a meadow nearby David Gilmour’s house in Cambridgeshire, England. [wpex more="Read more" less="Read less"] Grantchester Meadows was brewed at CBC with a base of pale, Munich, and caramel malts and fermented with our house Belgian yeast strain. To the boil we added sweet gale, licorice root, hawthorne berries, coriander, and wine grape pomace. These herbs, spices, and fruits combine in a subtle and harmonious manner, offering a unique combination of flavors and aromas to this copper colored beer. Light on the palate and with a dry finish, this delicious beer may change any preconceptions of what gruit beer was and can be. We hope you dig it. Cheers! Teardrop $6 Pitcher $22 Tower $37[/wpex]

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