ginger beer

  • Ginger beer is a carbonated drink that is flavoured primarily with ginger and sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Most ginger beer produced commercially is a manufactured soft drink.
  • A nonalcoholic commercial variety of this
  • This soda is not as common as the others but it is used in two very important drinks: the Dark and Stormy and Moscow Mule. It has less carbonation and is typically made with a combination of ginger, lemon and sugar. Some commercial brands contain alcohol and some do not.
  • A cloudy, effervescent mildly alcoholic drink, made by fermenting a mixture of ginger and syrup
  • carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger


  • A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name
  • A brand name
  • A particular type or kind of something
  • (brand) trade name: a name given to a product or service
  • (brand) burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
  • (brand) a recognizable kind; “there’s a new brand of hero in the movies now”; “what make of car is that?”

ginger beer brands

Ginger Beer (three bottles)

Ginger Beer (three bottles)
We were in south Florida last week and enjoyed some bottles of Goya ginger beer, so we went in search of more here in LA. Found three different brands at the Dat Moi grocery in Gardena. (Goya has capsicum, the other two don’t.)

Dowden & Co., Ltd., Bournemouth, Dorset

Dowden & Co., Ltd., Bournemouth, Dorset
Ye Olde Style Ginger Beer: Mohawk Brand

Dowden & Co’s fortunes seem to have been closely tied to the Bournemouth & District Mineral Water Supply Association, and both went into liquidation the same day in 1908.