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Where can I buy ginger beer?

gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 11:56 AM

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. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 12:00 PM

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

    1. ecwashere7 RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 01:18 PM

      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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        gator jackie RE: ecwashere7 Nov 28, 2008 01:21 PM

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

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          Northender RE: gator jackie Dec 2, 2008 09:53 AM

          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. SpicyTea RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 01:25 PM

        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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          galangatron RE: SpicyTea Nov 30, 2008 06:07 PM

          izzy's in cambridge also make their own ginger beer

        2. ScubaSteve RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 01:39 PM

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

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            Bluebell RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 01:58 PM

            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. greygarious RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 03:05 PM

              Trader Joes carries Reed's.

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                gyppielou RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 05:36 PM

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

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                  hurm RE: gator jackie Nov 28, 2008 08:42 PM

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

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                    phatchris RE: hurm Nov 29, 2008 04:59 AM

                    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.

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                    bclarke25 RE: gator jackie Nov 29, 2008 06:29 AM

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

                    1. steinpilz RE: gator jackie Nov 30, 2008 07:27 AM

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

                      1. anitab RE: gator jackie Dec 2, 2008 07:09 AM

                        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. MaineRed RE: gator jackie Dec 2, 2008 11:11 AM

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

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                            umami76 RE: gator jackie Dec 3, 2008 09:43 AM

                            All Whole Foods and Trader Joes.

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                              eatanddestroy RE: gator jackie Dec 3, 2008 11:17 AM

                              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.


                              and this podcast: (warning: mp3 link): http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbr...

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