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Origin: United Kingdom
Whilst hops are the celebrated flavouring for beer today many may not know that when beer was home-brewed before industrialisation it was made with many other herbs, spices and additives. Beer was often spiced with bitter and preservative plants such as anise, caraway, heather, juniper, ginger, mugwort, nutmeg, sweet gale, yarrow and sometimes, hops. The combination of beer seasonings used over the centuries varied from place to place, but the blend of herbs and spices used to flavor ale was often referred to as gruit.
Back to present day and research from Mintel* suggests that the trend for sweeter diets has affected younger drinkers (dubbed ‘the millennials’) in their choice for alcoholic drinks with flavour innovation in beer doubling from 11% – 22% from 2012 to 2013. The most popular flavours are ginger and citrus but have also included chilli, spices and Guarana.
Available in 5kg bags, there are currently eleven flavourings to choose; from the coriander and orange peel of wheat beer to the warming spice of ginger there is plenty to play with.
In response to changing palates brewers are bringing new beer drinkers into the category with more flavours. Craft and micro brewers are prepared to experiment more and we hope you will enjoy creating beers with new flavours and aromas.
*Research published at the 2014 Beer Innovation Summit