What`s the difference between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?


If you had a stomach ache when you were younger, your mom or dad might have given you a glass of ginger ale to help settle it. The carbonated drink with a hint of ginger is light and refreshing—the perfect cure. Fast-forward a few years, and now you’re ordering a cocktail at a bar and see ginger beerredrockbrewing What`s the difference between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?
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listed as one of the ingredients. You’re probably too embarrassed to ask the bartender about the difference between beer and ale (until you’re a few drinks in), so allow us to explain.

If you had a stomach ache when you were younger, your mom or dad might have given you a glass of ginger ale to help settle it. The carbonated drink with a hint of ginger is light and refreshing—the perfect cure. Fast-forward a few years, and now you’re ordering a cocktail at a bar and see ginger beer listed as one of the ingredients. You’re probably too embarrassed to ask the bartender about the difference between beer and ale (until you’re a few drinks in), so allow us to explain.

Ginger beer is brewed and fermented, while ginger ale is carbonated water flavored with ginger.

The label “ginger beer” can be quite misleading , because most commercial ginger beers sold today contain no alcohol. However, to add to the confusion, ginger beer was once an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting ginger, water, a starter culture and sugar.


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