On February 1, 2018, craft breweries, brewers and brewpubs from around the world will raise a glass of their chosen gruit ale and will use the hashtag #GruitDay on social media to boost awareness of gruit ales.
Since 2013, craft brewers with an interest in making gruit ales have banded together to mark February 1 as International Gruit Day. The day is intended to pay homage, and raise awareness, to the historical traditions of brewing with herbs and spices instead of hops.
Craft brewers are encouraged to brew, release, or enjoy a batch of their chosen gruit ale on February 1 while using the #GruitDay hashtag to “social cheers” the event on social media. To further mark the occasion, why not throw a party at your house with friends, or host a gruit tap takeover at your brewery? If you’re not a brewer, find your nearest Gruit Day event at http://www.gruitday.com, or enjoy your favourite gruit in the comfort of your home. The sky is the limit.
Gruit ales allow brewers to get exotic, innovate, try new things, or tap into their local brewing terroir for inspiration – and that’s what craft beer is all about.
To view the complete list of participating breweries (TBA soon), or for more information on #GruitDay, please visit http://www.gruitday.com.