What was the one thing that your mom made you drink when you were sick and had tummy problems? Ginger ale right? Ah! Fond Memories! Today you find two different labels on bottles/cans in stores – ginger beer and ginger ale. What’s the difference between these two?
For one thing, ginger beer, as the name suggests is brewed or fermented with real ginger, sugar water, lemon juice and bacteria. This drink has actually been around for quite some time. It first originated in England around the 1800s and was then adopted by other countries. The traditional ginger beer had about 11% alcohol content. Unlike today, where store brought ginger beer is considered as a non-alcoholic beverage with less than 0.5% of alcohol content. It is very healthy and refreshing than most carbonated drinks. If you are a home brewer then double up those benefits and be prepared for a zingy and zesty taste that’ll hit you …like literally.
Ginger ale, on the other hand, can be called as a tamer cousin of the good old ginger beer. It is a carbonated beverage with water and ginger. Most of the brands that you find on store shelves don’t even use real ginger. Its just flavour guys. Ginger ale was invented by Canadian John McLaughlin which eventually came to be known as Canada Dry. It has two versions – golden and dry. The golden one has more ginger flavour whereas the dry version- which is used widely today has a mellow ginger flavour.
The uniquely spicy and sweet flavour of ginger beer makes it a delicious ingredient in a variety of cocktails. Don’t you feel like having a Moscow Mule right now? Well, I do! You may have guessed by now, I’ll obviously go for ginger beer and not ginger ale! Which one would you prefer? Let us know! And what better way to keep your drinks cool in this warm weather than our cool stubby holders from Stubbys’ Online! We’re 100% Australian owned and operated company creating the best stubby coolers. Check out our latest designs or have them customised as you want. Contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 1800 056 0563.