Ginger Ale vs. Ginger Beer: Which Zesty Beverage Is Right For You?

Ginger Ale vs. Ginger Beer: Which Zesty Beverage Is Right For You?

While both ginger ale and ginger beer are made with ginger, they have two completely different flavor profiles. Ginger ale is lighter with a sweeter flavor while ginger beer traditionally packs more of a punch. This comes from the different way they are produced. Ginger ale uses carbonated soda mixed with a ginger syrup while ginger beer is brewed and fermented over a few days using actual ginger pieces. This is why you often see ginger beer used as a mixer in cocktails as it can hold its own against the other flavors. That is not to say it can’t be enjoyed on its own! Both varieties have an important place in any fridge. Here are a few of our favorite varieties to get you started. 

Ginger Ales

Boylan Ginger Ale: 

Since 1891, Boylan has been brewing beverages that use real, natural ingredients such as cane sugar. This adds the perfect amount of sweetness with that real ginger flavor for a deliciously refreshing beverage. 

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale - Blood Orange with Meyer Lemon:

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale provides that real ginger flavor that you crave from a ginger beer with a lighter, sweeter flavor that you know and love about ginger ale. Bruce Cost goes above and beyond to create a fruity flavor that doesn’t overpower the zesty ginger pieces. It also provides some health benefits such as iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.

Brooklyn Crafted Sugar-Free Ginger Ale:

When you want a bit of sweetness without the calories, stevia leaf comes to the rescue! Brooklyn Crafted delivers a 5 calorie ginger beverage that can’t be beaten. Delicious with a meal or just on its own. 

Ginger Beers

Barritts Ginger Beer:

Experience a taste of the islands with Barritt's Bermuda Ginger Beer which has been brewed since 1874. Sweetened with cane sugar, this makes the perfect natural ginger beer flavor to add to your favorite cocktails. 

Brooklyn Crafted Extra Spicy Ginger Beer:

Ginger-lovers be warned! You might become addicted. This ginger beer packs a punch with unfiltered ginger pieces with extra ginger extract for a mouthful of flavor in every sip.

Gosling’s Diet Ginger Beer:

No moscow mule is complete without the spicy, but the subtly sweet, kick of ginger beer. Now you can enjoy it all without worrying about adding in extra calories.

Whether you are a tried and true ginger beverage fan or just feeling out the spicy flavor, there are plenty of varieties for you to enjoy at Stock up your bar or fridge so when it's party time or you just want a crisp beverage to enjoy on the deck, you can’t go wrong. 

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