Author(s): George Heilshorn
Are you a home brewer who’s tiring of the usual suspects, cycling through the same styles and flavors? Are you a professional brewer who’s cranking through the same catalogue of beers year after year, just adding more hops with each rotation? There might be a bit of salvation here for you.
Join brewer Butch Heilshorn and discover gruits: incredible botanical beers that were brewed throughout the world for most of human history. Butch provides techniques and approaches for the intermediate to advanced brewer to create these unique out-of-the-box brews. These increasingly popular beers use a wide array of plants, often local to the brewer, to delight palates and ignite imaginations. Butch’s philosophy espouses a practical reverence for the earth, a deep appreciation for the plants he regards as brewing partners and a decidedly anti-authoritarian streak, encouraging brewers to use his recipes as a jumping off point for their own adventures in botanical brewing—the ability to capture the essence of a particular time and place.
YA BETCHA YOU’LL DIG THESE BEERS!
Rediscover beer that goes against the grain and hops for unique flavours through ancient techniques reinvented for the modern craft beer brewer.
George "Butch" Heilshorn and his brother-in-law run Earth Eagle Brewings, a gruit bar, in Portsmouth, NH. He lives in Maine.