Monday, January 12, 2015

No: Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer


Just No. Because, no.

This caught my eye at BevMo and, being a fan of alcohol and ginger beer I'd decided to give it a go. Well, let me tell you, it was awful. Is it bad beer or worse ginger beer? All I can tell you is that there's a reason that they insist that you serve it over ice and chilled like cheap white wine with a slice of lime. I'm sure that it would approach drinkability under those conditions, but it wouldn't be close enough for my tastes.

I even gave it a go in a trademark violating Dark 'N' Stormy (Stark and Smarmy?) with my favorite rum (Zaya, but I like Gosling's too), and couldn't redeem this stuff. Stick to full-flavored non-alcoholic ginger beer like Reed's (or brew some yourself), until something drinkable comes along. Unless, of course, you just want a boozier drink and don't care what it tastes like.

Me? Crabbie's just made me crabby.