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Airgead

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Hi Folks

I saw this ginger beer on the australian beer club website last night - Ginger Kegs. My wife loves ginger beer and at $49/case it not too badly priiced. I was thinking of getting a case for her if its any good.

Has anyone heard of it/tried it?

Thanks

Cheers
Dave
 

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Cant help you with that one, but I can recommend the bluetongue ginger beer.
 

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Airgead said:
Hi Folks

I saw this ginger beer on the australian beer club website last night - Ginger Kegs. My wife loves ginger beer and at $49/case it not too badly priiced. I was thinking of getting a case for her if its any good.

Has anyone heard of it/tried it?

Thanks

Cheers
Dave
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Yes, they had it on tap when I was there last a couple of years ago. It's great :) but unfortunately the price (to me anyway) is not. :(
 

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Tidalpete said:
Yes, they had it on tap when I was there last a couple of years ago. It's great :) but unfortunately the price (to me anyway) is not. :(
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Cool. I might pick up a case for her. $50 a case is dear but only a little dearer than the Coopers I buy when I run out of homebrew.

I'll post a review when it turns up.

Cheers
Dave
 

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barfridge said:
Cant help you with that one, but I can recommend the bluetongue ginger beer.
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I'll second that one, a nice drop although it's definitely more a beer than a softdrink (which is why I like it and my missus doesn't).
Re the Ginger Kegs ginger beer: if it's the same stuff that I tried at the Australian Beer Club stand at the Good Food and Wine show in Sydney a couple of months back it was excellent, a bit sweeter than the Bluetongue stuff but very tasty. Probably more to the missus's taste than the Bluetongue if she's anything like my partner.
 

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Well folks I finally pulled my finger out and got my wife a case of this for xmas. I also got a case of Port Dock Ginja which is another alcoholic ginger beer.

She has graciously allowed me a few sips so I can post a review here.

The ginger kegs is good stuff. Its only 3% so you can drink a few and not get too hammered. It drinks like a really good naturally brewed ginger beer (like a bundaberg) only with alcohol. Slightly cloudy. Soft drink style of carbonation - no head and plenty of fizz. Plenty of ginger flavour. No malt flavour (though malt is listed in the ingredients) and no hops at all. Great on a hot summers day. The guy at the brewery suggested we try it with a dash of lime. The ginger and lime is really refreshing and a perfect summer drink.

The port dock is a much pricier brew (bout $70 a case but I got it cheap due to a shipping stuff up). Its more of a beer than the ginger kegs. Clear and holds a slight head. It is ever so slightly malty and it does have a very slight touch of hop bitterness. Again olny 3%. Oodles of ginger flavour. Another good drink on a summers day.

Of the two I prefer the Ginger Kegs as to me it is more like a 'proper' ginger beer while the Port Dock is a beer with ginger but not enough of a beer for my taste. A bit of extra hop and malt to make it more like a beer and I think it would be great. Oddly enough my wife prefers the port dock but will happily drink both.

Cheers
Dave
 

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Airgead said:
Well folks I finally pulled my finger out and got my wife a case of this for xmas. I also got a case of Port Dock Ginja which is another alcoholic ginger beer.

She has graciously allowed me a few sips so I can post a review here.

The ginger kegs is good stuff. Its only 3% so you can drink a few and not get too hammered. It drinks like a really good naturally brewed ginger beer (like a bundaberg) only with alcohol. Slightly cloudy. Soft drink style of carbonation - no head and plenty of fizz. Plenty of ginger flavour. No malt flavour (though malt is listed in the ingredients) and no hops at all. Great on a hot summers day. The guy at the brewery suggested we try it with a dash of lime. The ginger and lime is really refreshing and a perfect summer drink.

The port dock is a much pricier brew (bout $70 a case but I got it cheap due to a shipping stuff up). Its more of a beer than the ginger kegs. Clear and holds a slight head. It is ever so slightly malty and it does have a very slight touch of hop bitterness. Again olny 3%. Oodles of ginger flavour. Another good drink on a summers day.

Of the two I prefer the Ginger Kegs as to me it is more like a 'proper' ginger beer while the Port Dock is a beer with ginger but not enough of a beer for my taste. A bit of extra hop and malt to make it more like a beer and I think it would be great. Oddly enough my wife prefers the port dock but will happily drink both.

Cheers
Dave
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Sneak some Ginger Kegs and try it with rum, a la Bundy Dark and Stormy. would love to see the review.
 

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