valerian

Valeriana officinalis. Possibly even more of a soporific than hops. The Wikipedia entry includes the delightful detail that “in medieval Sweden, it was sometimes placed in the wedding clothes of the groom to ward off the ‘envy’ of the elves.”

Sleepytime Lager

Sleepytime Lager

Lavender, chamomile and valerian root meet hops for a dark lager with an extra midnight-y nudge in the direction of bed.

Sleepytime Beer

Sleepytime Beer

Hops, valerian, and chamomile to sedate and mint to aid digestion.