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Ginger Beer by The Ginger PeopleWe may have found the perfect ginger ale. Yes, dear readers: we have found the ginger beer against which all others wilst be judged.

My lovely compatriot and I spent a week in Vermont where we swam, played tennis, biked, picked vegetables, and both literally and metaphorically ran around with our arms outstretched saying “wheeeee!” Upon our return home however, our cupboards were appropriately barren, and so I trekked out in the Sunday morning Brooklyn drizzle to the fancy grocery store for some breakfast fixings.

Of course, I couldn’t help but notice an untested type of ginger ale in the fancy grocery store’s glorious drinks case: Ginger Beer made by The Ginger People. The logo features a piece of ginger root anthropomorphized into a laughing nimrod wearing a purple turban and riding a galloping tiger. This is but a glimpse of the extraordinary wonders in store.

The first sense impression for both of us was the gorgeous aroma. It caused us both to exclaim out loud. It’s fresh and almost floral with powerful notes of unadulterated GINGER.

Gingeryness: Very strong. A perfect balance of the two competing ginger ale flavor profiles: the hot spicy ginger and the sweet gentle ginger. This ginger beer has both.

Fruitiness: Fruity and floral without patronizing you.

Bubbliness and dryness were both strong. Not super dry, but has that good palette cleansing mouthfeel.

Little bits: Yes, some little bits! Nothing big enough to get stuck between your teeth.

X-Factor: YES. Both your nose and your tongue will say “wow!”

Price: $1.79 at the Fancy Grocery Store.

Overall: 9.5 out of 10.

“I leave the possibility open that something better exists, but this is the best I’ve had.”

My compatriot and I are on a hunt for no less than to find the most perfect of ginger ales in all the world. Each ginger ale will be evaluated on merits not limited to but including

  • gingeryness
  • fruitiness
  • bubbliness
  • dryness
  • sweetness
  • having little bits floating inside (could be a plus, could be a minus. Depends on the ginger ale)
  • the x factor: “that special something”!
  • price

We will stop at nothing in order to find the perfect ginger ale. Neither war, nor famine, nor Revelation or Rapture shall keep us from our appointed goal.

And with that, sally forth! Tally ho! On to evaluate the next candidate!