Gruit Ale was everyones favourite beer until Hops came along. Its made from the wild herbs – Yarrow and Bog Myrtle with Barley. Its effects are euphoric, stimulating and aphrodesical, compared to beer with Hops which is actually anaphodeisical and a depressent. The reason Hops replaced it is because the Catholic Church used to have a monopoly over the production of Gruit and Catholics were always so high drinking it protestants deemed they were having too much fun and not being true christians! The protestants teemed up with merchants to make beer from hops and eventually, because Hops preserve ale so much longer, it became more economically viable longterm and Gruit fell out of production. Here it is again in 2014! GRUIT, the fun ale, is back in the game.