As kid, our relatives in England used to send ginger beer essence to us here in Canada at Christmas time. It was always spicy-hot and we learned to like it because it was a taste from the old country and it was an essential part of our Christmas tradition. I was involved in brewing Ginger Beer when I was a younger brewer back in the 80’s and was ] intrigued by what a fantastically complex and thirst quenching flavour that you got from it. Using baby stem ginger gives the beer a really bright, fresh ginger flavour without too much heat. Those drinkers looking for something that tastes like the Jamaican soda will find this a very dry and mild version of the soft drink.
Tasting Notes: Fresh ginger aroma leads into a very round and well balanced palate with sweet munich malt tones and a slight underlying spice-heat. Slightly lingering and drying aftertaste with malt, ginger and floral hop notes.
Appearance: Very pale copper/amber with a white head
Aroma: Fresh ginger and yeasty caramel notes
Serving Suggestions: Seafood, potato salad, fish and chips, soft cow’s milk cheese
Hops Variety: US Nugget, Czech Saaz
Malt Variety: Pale, munich, wheat malt, chocolate malt
Yeast: American Ale
Glassware: Tulip Pint Glass
Style: Spiced Beer
Serving Temp: 4-6 deg C