We're talking gruits and brewing with botanicals on this week's episode of Fuhmentaboudit! Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett are joined in the studio by Bruce Williams of Williams Brothers and Pete Dickson of Sixpoint Craft Ales. Tune in to hear a brief interview with Mary and Dr. Fritz Briem about historic ales, and how hops affect protein and alpha acid levels in beer. Bruce talks about brewing with local, foraged ingredients to make brews that reflect the Scottish landscape. Heather, spruce, and pine- these are all ingredients that define the Scottish terroir! Later, Pete talks about Sixpoint's Mad Scientist series, and how their brewery is taking on the challenge of difficult and historic styles. What ingredients are included in the upcoming Mad Scientist beer? Find out on this week's episode of Fuhmentaboudit! This program has been sponsored by Artisanal Imports.


"These are precedents of our country; they are local, regional flavors that we are trying to include." [7:30] -- Bruce Williams on Fuhmentaboudit!