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Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.14
We are excited to announce two new products at Bergseth Bros., Coney Island Hard Ginger Ale and Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. Both of these products are exceptionally made but distinctively different. Coney Island Hard Ginger Ale is a smooth, clean, sweeter tasting product. Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale is a fuller, dryer-style with definite hints of ginger. I can see many people drinking these products at their family gatherings this holiday season – Don’t forget you can always substitute your favorite “ginger ale” recipes with the hard version for the adults!
Coney Island Hard Ginger Ale
A Bright and crisp traditional Hard Ginger Ale with balanced sweetness and a clean finish.
Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale
Tasting Notes: A masterfully-balanced ginger and citrus body, with hints of black currant lending complementary floral and fruity spice notes.
I’ve included a brief history on Ginger Ale from the Ginger Ale Authority:
The History of Ginger Ale
Ginger Ale has a long history, spanning over three centuries and two continents. While it is impossible to nail down the exact date of its creation, ginger ale history likely started out as a homemade concoction in England and Ireland around the 1840s. More like a ‘ginger-ade’ than a soda; these beverages resembled homemade tonics and could likely be described as sugar water with a kick of ginger root. Make no mistake; these were not your mainstream Coca-Cola-style sodas.
Naturally, the beverage made its way across the Atlantic to the eastern coast of the United States and ginger sodas were popping up in New York City by 1850. By the 1860s, Ginger Ale was beginning to develop into what we now call the ‘Golden’ style. Golden ginger ale had a very sweet and bubbly texture, with a strong ginger punch. Vernors claims to be one of these first brands. The story goes that Pharmacist James Vernor left an experimental barrel in his barn in 1862, just before joining the Union Army in the Civil War. Upon his return in 1866 he tasted the barrel-aged flavor and, ta-da, “Golden” Ginger Ale was born! http://gingeraleauthority.com/
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