Gruit (Herb Ale)
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Golden State of Mind is a Tea Beer constructed using local California ingredients. Everything from the oats, barley and wheat to the fresh coriander, chamomile, and sweet orange peel is native. This gives Golden State of Mind its smooth, dry, bready malt character with earthy, spice notes and hints of citrus. A true taste of California in all its beauty, the Golden State of Mind is a Gruit – it is made without hops.
Ale Industries carbonates their beers with some ‘English style’ to bring out more of the flavor and aroma so it’ll be a little less carbonated than you’d typically expect.
Gruit, Tea Beer, Herb Ale
Gruit is an ancient style of beer. 1,000 years ago it was the most popular beer style in the world. Gruit (or herbs) is what brewers used to flavor their beers before hops became the go-to ingredient starting around the 1400s. It's recently become popular again and the infusion has introduced remarkably smooth blends of a variety of teas and herbs into different traditional styles of beer. The outcome are beers with new flavors that will surprise you and open up a whole new avenue of discovery.