A hopped alcoholic root beer with mostly wild-harvested roots and herbs and a bock-ish grain bill.
experimental beers with a botanical twist
Osmorhiza longistylis is a North American native, part of a genus generally known as sweet cicely (which is also the name given to a different European plant). The anise- or licorice-like flavor in the roots is fairly pronounced, but from a strictly culinary point-of-view, there’s no reason to use this rather than anise seed or star anise, unless you know of a large patch that can sustain some light harvesting. As the Wikipedia notes, it “does not tolerate intense disturbance.”