International Gruit Day 2016 February 1, 2016 , All Day! Since 2013, craft brewers with an interest in making gruit ales have banded together to mark February 1 as International Gruit Day. The day is intended to raise awareness of and pay homage to the historical traditions of brewing with botanicals. We are contacting several gruit-friendly breweries to arrange some keg swaps so we can offer gruits from around New England as well as our own. Stay tuned for special prices and special brews!