Ginger beer has quickly become a favorite drink of mine. While ginger ale is said to be sweet soda with a hint of ginger, ginger beer is said to be ginger with a hint of soda. In any case, the ginger taste in ginger beer is a lot more intense than ginger ale that I’m accustomed to but the kick is amazing. The best part for someone like me who can hold not one iota of alcohol, this drink is alcohol free despite the name.
Found this store next to Post Alley at Pike’s Place right next to Pike’s Place Chowder and it’s a gem of a place. I read up a little after visiting and Rachel’s story is pretty cool (link). Only 4 ingredients…I’ll be trying my hand at some home brews once I’m back home!
The classic goes down smooth like lemonade and is really refreshing but immediately follows a super spicy kick that warms the throat instantly. It’s a chilled drink that warms. Great stuff. Had to come back and try their other specialty flavors. Ended up with guava which had strong fresh guava taste and a slightly less ginger after kick. Great great stuff!