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Where can I buy ginger beer?

My husband wants to find ginger beer to make a "dark 'n' stormy" at home. Does anyone know where I can find this in the Boston area? I have already tried the Wine Gallery in Brookline and multiple grocery stores.

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  1. I buy it regularly at Martignetti's in Brighton and Blanchard's in Allston.

    1. many supermarkets carry it too. I get it regularly at my local Hannaford and Market Basket (Stewart's brand). I love making Moscow Mules and spinoff using bourbon (bourbon, lime juice and GB).

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      1. re: ecwashere7

        Thank you both. I haven't found it at Stop and Shop, but I'll try another grocery store or Martignettis.

        1. re: gator jackie

          Have seen it in the Stop and Shop in Somerville. Check the aisles that have imported food i.e. Mexican, Jamaican or Brazilian. You should find it there as it might be considered a Caribbean item.

      2. The Harvest in JP carries a great, Maine-brewed ginger beer that would make a lovely mixer. Goya makes a sharper, less cloudy ginger beer, and it's sold at Stop & Shop's & numerous corner stores in Dorchester/Roxbury/JP. Irie, the Jamaican place in Dorchester, makes their own and it is delicious.

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        1. re: SpicyTea

          izzy's in cambridge also make their own ginger beer

        2. my MarketBaskets usually have Eli's and sometimes Barritt's.

          1. Believe it or not, Liquor World, in the Porter Sq shopping center has a good brand. I can't remember the name, but remembered the packaging as being the same type used at Eastern Standard.

            1. Trader Joes carries Reed's.

              1. Aw heck, don't you want to just get on a plane and take a short flignt!!!!

                1. A number of Whole Foods carry Ginger People Ginger Beer, by far my favorite.

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                  1. re: hurm

                    For a cheap alternative that isn't half bad, stop and shop carriea a jamaican ginger beer in 2 liter bottles for like $1.50 in the ethnic aisle.

                  2. Stop & Shop in Brighton has it. It's in the Mexican aisle. They carry the Goya brand and another brand.

                    1. Murray's in Newton Centre has it (Barritts Bermuda Ginger Beer) - right next to the Gosling's.

                      1. Liquor Land on Mass Ave in Dorchester carries Shandy Carib, a Trinidadian brand that makes a ginger beer. The Shandy itself has about 1.2% alcohol. I think it would be great in a Dark and Stormy.

                        Liquor Land is at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue (between Magazine St & Napa St) near the South Bay shopping center.

                        1. Kappy's in Everett has it in cans. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in Cambridge too.

                          1. All Whole Foods and Trader Joes.

                            1. Making your own ginger beer is quite simple. All you need are a few simple supplies and ingredients. Right now, I'm working on perfecting my own recipe that I'll be ready to share after a few more successful batches.


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