Williams Brothers Brewing Company
United Kingdom (Scotland)
Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale | 6.50% ABV
Availability: Year-round. bottle (343), cask (5), nitro-tap (1), on-tap (1).
Introduced to Scotland by Welsh druids in the 9th Century, elderberry black ale was part of the Celtic Autumn festivals when the “elders” would make this strong ale and pass the drink round the people of the village. The recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. Elderberries were used for many natural remedies to cure sciatica, other forms of neuralgia, influenza and rhumatism as they contain tannins and fruit oils. Ebulum is made from roasted oats, barley and wheat boiled with herbs then fermented with ripe elderberries.