Ginger beer is the stronger, grandaddy of the ginger soda world. Having come first, ginger beer is made from first fermenting ginger (don’t worry, it has less than 0.5% alcohol and therefore is not considered to be alcoholic by the FDA). This process makes for a much stronger ginger flavor with a slight carbonation resulting from the fermentation and a fresh ginger kick in the finish.
Ginger ale differs from ginger beer in taste and in how it’s made. Ginger ale is very light and crisp in taste but packs no bite because it is not made from fermented ginger, rather ginger flavor is added to carbonated water with other flavors and sugar.
Types of Ginger Beer & Ale We Offer
Reading Draft Ginger Beer
We call this old fashioned PA soda our Goldilocks of ginger beer, not too sweet, not too spicy, just right.
Cock ‘n’ Bull Ginger Beer
On the sweeter side, marketed to be a mixer soda. Claims to be the original mixer of the Moscow Mule.
ABC Ginger Beer
Another local PA soda but with a much lighter taste. This is a crisp yet very earthy ginger beer, you can almost taste the ground the ginger was grown in.
This ginger beer is newer to the game than most of it’s competition but it packs a lasting taste. Maine root is all-natural and uses real ginger for a pure taste you’ll feel in your nose and won’t forget.
Natural Brew Ginger Ale
This uniquely blended pale ginger beer combines a strong natural ginger flavor with no bite.
Red Ribbon Minted Ginger Ale
Another PA soda, Red Ribbon’s ginger ale is a real treat that perfectly balances sweet spearmint with crisp ginger.