Bog Myrtle and Gruit Beers

Article Cross posted from Brewing Classic styles:

Bog myrtle (Myrica gale) has long been used in gruits, ales, and beers. Although archaeological evidence (see below) indicates a similar use of this shrub by northern Europeans in periods contemporary with ancient Greece and Rome, Greco-Roman literary sources are lacking for this plant and such beers. In fact, it is even difficult to identify […]

via Bog Myrtle in Literature and Archaeology — BREWING CLASSICAL STYLES

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