This is my first attempt at a traditional gruit for the Club.  The main flavouring ingredients are Canadian sourced yarrow, marsh rosemary, and sweet gale.  The adventure was all about sourcing these ingredients and I stumbled across Forbes Wild Foods in Toronto back in February. 

It was not easy finding enough bulk honey in late Winter for this brew.   Jeremy and I first tried Willow Grove Heritage and Honey Farm, but there wasn’t any honey to be found.  A harsh season in 2017 meant a smaller yield.  We headed over to West Ave Cider for a quick tasting and to figure out where we could find the 9Ibs we needed. 

Simply apple juice and yeast.  Might seem like cheating to use pasteurized Allen’s, but for a blank testing canvas for other ingredients it has its merits. 

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