I'm happy to announce that we now have our 2nd NA brew now on tap with the Gingebiru Ginger Beer NA. Using only ginger and lemon for flavor it's also considered a Gruit style without having any hops.
Note that when trying one out, it'll taste a bit different than the common ginger beer that you're familiar with. This is from two key ingredient differences, the first is the traditional ginger beer uses sugar versus we use malt. This makes ours more of light amber color and provides additional flavor from the malt versus the relatively flavorless sugar. The second is we added a number of peeled, sliced lemons to the mix, giving more of a citrus balance to the ginger, which we were thinking would make it a better summer beverage.
Also of note is this is our second NA brew available and now on tap. We've found the NA brews to be much more popular that we originally thought so an expanded offering made sense. This is mostly from people coming out to have a regular brew, but wanting to stay out longer and still be ok to drive, so having one of our NA brews is preferred to some of the more standard NA options such as soda. Not sure yet if we'll do a third NA style or not but open to suggestions.
Before the popularity of lager beers or the Ginger Ale NA, it was the Ginger Beer that was the most popular commercial beer in the US. Without any hops, it was a refreshing beer that could be made easily using sugar, ginger and lemon. Our version is slightly changed with using light malts in place of sugar and adding some flaked rice to provide a smoother finish.
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A perfect lager for winter, this brew is simply amazing. It's as smooth as you'd expect a lager to be, but with more body and richness making you feel like you hit the jackpot when having a sip.
Come down to give it try one out for yourself or pick up a growler to go.
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Always a special treat, Luke is on his Minnesota Winter tour and will be gracing the stage at Loony's Brew this Saturday. An incredibly talented performer, should be a big help in providing some well needed energy in our not quite over winter.
A great way to take a break from winter, get down with some tunes, dance with the loons, howl at the moon, see you soon!
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