My aching head and upset stomach seemed to be needing some TLC after a few days of simmering misery, so after work on Wednesday I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items. On a corner display were these Crabbies Original Alcoholic Ginger Beers – ginger ale was on my list, but I brought this home instead. I didn’t expect the carbonated beverage to really ‘do’ any thing for me, so sipping this was an acceptable substitute. (Had I thought about it I would have brewed up some herbal tea for my poor unhappy stomach.)
This product was new to me, not beer, of course, but not a soft drink either. The company has been around since 1801, you’d think they know what they are doing after so long. It tasted just like non-alcoholic ginger ale; hadn’t used a lime in that before, but will probably try it now as the acidity in the lime worked well with this beverage. I would have enjoyed a bit more ginger flavor, but over all it was good. 4.8% ABV and no bitterness (except for the lime rind) made it a very easy drinker.
Alas, the four-pack didn’t last but two days (there is still half of a lime remaining) and I don’t feel any better. I guess it is time to make that cup of herbal tea.