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Ginger Beer – No Alcohol

Posted by terrepruitt on August 9, 2017

A couple of years ago we went to Napa and we were introduced to the Moscow Mule. I had heard of them before but never had one. Then we were taught that the best way to — the “only” way to drink one is in a copper mug. Ever since then my hubby has wanted copper mugs. He had some on his wish list on Amazon for a long time. But in learning about mugs there were a few things that we wanted. So the mugs on the list changed sometimes. And then when I was able to buy them they would be unavailable, then they would come back and be unavailable again. So, I decided to take our list of “must haves” somewhere else. I think I googled cooper mugs and looked at a website that claimed to be the original copper mugs. One of the key things we were looking for was “not too expensive”. I mean some mugs can get really expensive. I wanted to keep the cost to $15.00 a mug . . . but was looking for something even less. So going off of his list I found copper mugs. I got them for his birthday. They are awesome and they are a must for Moscow mules. With our new found love of Moscow mules I JUST discovered something – there is no alcohol in ginger beer.

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When I was shopping for my favorite ginger beer in the store not to long ago they didn’t have it. So I asked an employee and she pointed me in the direction of some other ginger beer. I was pouting because it didn’t have alcohol in it. I didn’t want to buy it because I wanted my “regular” brand with alcohol. HA! Another reason I love Google and being able to look things up. I looked up my favorite beer right there and what did I discover? I was a silly wabbit! It didn’t have alcohol.

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It also turns out that “my favorite” might not necessarily be my favorite. One brand we bought was too spicy. But then when I couldn’t get my favorite I bought it again and it was fine. It could just be the batch. That first batch we bought was way too spicy . . . even John thought so. Not that it was too hot for him, it is just that the Moscow mule doesn’t need to be THAT spicy. But the second batch I bought was not spicy at all, in fact it seem less gingery. So I guess the quality control on beer is not that great. Because I know that I have purchased other beers with a hint of flavor and some of the bottles in the same pack can be very flavorful whereas some have none.

Anyway . . . a Moscow mule is a nice drink to have when it is really hot. Especially if you are drinking it from a copper mug. Those copper mugs stay really cold. So it is nice to hold on a hot day.

So . . . did you know that ginger beer didn’t have any alcohol?

6 Responses to “Ginger Beer – No Alcohol”

  1. I knew root beer didn’t have any alcohol since I drank plenty of it as a child. This is the first I’ve heard of ginger beer. My first guess would have been non-alcoholic.

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    • Yes, generally root beer does not have alcohol, but they do make it with alcohol now. 🙂 Your guess would have been correct! Since I have only experienced it IN an alcoholic drink, I assumed it had alcohol. 🙂

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  2. Ah haha yes, one of the reasons I love ginger beer is that it does not have alcohol in. But I could absolutely see where one would expect it too. Actually I love ginger in any shape or form. I like to juice fresh ginger and add it to fresh juices of even a glass of hot water. It is great for any kind of stomach queasiness or upset or even for diminishing pain! Pretty cool stuff. Those copper mugs sound awesome! Great idea.

    Peta

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    • Ahh. I am not a soda drinker and to me it is like soda. Although, IF I am going to drink soda it would be root beer, so perhaps if I get a hankering for a soda I could try just drinking the ginger beer. Since I have only experienced it IN an alcoholic drink, I assumed it had alcohol. 🙂

      I used to not like ginger or more accurately I didn’t know that I liked ginger. I always thought ginger was that stuff that they serve at Japanese restaurants. I hadn’t experienced unpickled ginger until not too long ago. Then I was like, “WHOA! This stuff is awesome!” I think I like it too. I don’t think I like it as much as you, but I do tend to use a lot to spice up my Chai tea! It is great for the digestive system.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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