I presented my first seminar at the 2019 Homebrew Con in Providence, RI, this weekend:
Medieval Gruit Beer Reconstructed: New Theories on Old Beverages.
Gruit as a product changed throughout its history. From a beer additive revered for its fermenting powers, it evolved into a beer with a reputation for powerful headache-causing herbals. The exact nature of gruit was once thought to be lost, but available sources paint an interesting picture of gruit, not just as a handful of brewing herbs, but as a powerful and necessary wort fortifier. Although not all puzzle pieces have been uncovered and gruit’s exact nature can’t yet be described, several theories adequately corroborate known facts.
Poster presentation for the 2019 Homebrew Con: