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What's your favorite Ginger Ale/Beer?

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What's your ginger ale of choice?

Schweppes
1
6%
Barritts
1
6%
Stewarts
2
13%
Canada Dry
5
31%
Seagrams
0
No votes
Boylan
0
No votes
Sprecher
2
13%
Great Dane
0
No votes
Reed's
5
31%
 
Total votes : 16

Postby towanda » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:59 pm

evansvillehousewife wrote:OK- what's the real, spicy, bitey stuff? We stopped at an ice cream parlor on the way back from Viroqua and had a bottle of ginger beer that was so spicy and hot the kids got tears in their eyes and coughed.
We've been missing that stuff something awful.

FTR, there is a little town- crossroads, really- south of Stoughton on HWY 59. Cooksville general store. Going there is like stepping into the 20s. Sarsaparilla. Ginger beers (good, but not as hot as we like) Birch beer, 5 cent popsicles in summer. Violet flavored candies.
But not bitey ginger beer.

Blenheim's make mild, medium, and spicy. The spicy sounds like what you had.
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Postby ms.deeds » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:09 am

universitylad wrote:I usually get Canada Dry while on airplanes, but I recently toured the Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee and found their Ginger Ale to be good too.


I really love their root beer...it's the best!
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Postby Kyle Motor » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:33 pm

I like Stewarts....mixed with gin or on its own.
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Postby jjoyce » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 pm

I usually go with Canada Dry or Schweppes, whatever's cheapest at Woodman's. I only use it in my favorite high-ball, the George & Ginger. George is short for George Dickel, which I prefer over Jack Daniels for both its price and taste.

I recently found out, however, that there's a Dickel shortage looming. Where can a guy get a decent mid-priced whiskey with which to mix ginger ale? This is my concern for the new year.
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Postby square » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:38 pm

Rosemary wrote:Forgive my ig'nance, but what's the brand in the yellow and black can that some bars use in cocktails? I've seen it a million times, but had never tried it until the bartender (Brooke at Maduro) let a couple of us finish the can she'd just opened for a drink. Deliciously snappy.


That's Barritts, and it is awesome.
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Postby Bwis53 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:25 pm

Barritts,Boylan,Great Dane,Reed's, I haven't tried. Do any of them have as dry a finish as Schwepp's?
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Postby Bwis53 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:26 pm

Barritts,Boylan,Great Dane,Reed's, I haven't tried. Do any of them have as dry and crisp a finish as Schwepp's?
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Postby blunt » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:51 pm

It's between Schweppes and Canada Dry and CD wins because it's a little more coyly aggressive.
Cool fact: opened cans of ginger ale retain their bite even after 2 days in the fridge.
I don't like the gourmet actual true real ginger ales like Blue Sky etc.
Real ginger is for snaps and Chinese food.
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Postby Bwis53 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:04 pm

I like keeping a new Schwepp's around for a guaranteed fizz. The dry finish is great on a sick stomach and as a mixer. Canada Dry reminds me of 7-Up.
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Postby brianmiles » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:01 am

Marvell wrote:2nd the Vernor's.

Practically the only good thing to come out of my time in Ohio was a taste for Vernor's ginger ale.

Other than that, it was all a bunch of soybeans, auto foundries and inchoate rage. Kind of like Footloose without the Kenny Loggins.


pretty sure vernor's is from michigan.
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