In medieval times, the Church dictated nearly all aspects of daily life. It also had its thumb in the brewer’s kettle. Healers had long used beers with herbs and spices as treatments. Any beer not containing hops were deemed to be witchcraft by the Church, and the brewer subject to stiff penalty. Beers without hops are gruits, and this one is true sorcery. Dandelion leaf for bittering and lavender and a few other secret ingredients make this beer a truly special homage to those in the craft.