This Saturday, we’ll be releasing a historical Polish beer, The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie (pronounced Grod-zis-kay). Often referred to as “Polish Champagne Beer,” Grodziskies are brewed with 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, have high levels of carbonation, a unique mineral character, and are typically less than 4% ABV.
Bernard of Wabrzeźno was a Benedictine monk who, legend has it, prayed that the depleted well of Grodzisk be replenished so that the town-folk would be able to continue to produce beer – their primary source of income. Bernard’s prayers resulted in magically refilling the well water and purportedly giving it healing powers; curing any ill person who drank from it. The new Grodzisk-style beer produced using Bernard’s miraculous water was said to be superior to any they'd brewed before.
To be clear, we don't believe in magic monks or miracle water, but we do think that this forgotten style of beer deserves another look. One drink of The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie may just heal all that ails you.
It will be on tap and in the fridge on Saturday morning.
Na Zdrowie (To your health),
Muddy York Brewing Co.