Celebrate the International Gruit Day with Kiečių Ale

You must’ve realized by now that Gruit beers are as important to us as the local tradition. Therefore, the brewers of Dundulis decided to join the celebration of the International Gruit Day. We have been celebrating this day for 4 years already, so we decided to commemorate the date with KIECIU (Wormwood) beer, which has become very popular and a must for February 1st. As befits genuine Gruit beer brewing, we use very small amounts of hops to brew wormwood beer. To be exact, we have used only a very tiny amount of hops just to give natural preservation to the ale and the hoppy taste is not manifested in our gruit at all.
A collection of the most bitter herbs known in Europe – wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), and tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus) have teamed up to ensure the outstanding taste of Kieciu gruit. This combination of herbs just perfectly replaces hops in beer brewing and has been used in European monasteries since as early as the Middle Ages for brewing Wermuth beer. The tamed bitterness of wormwood and the herbal tones of mugwort perfectly blend with malts, while somewhat reminding of Vermouth – the wine familiar to many.