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ISO: Barrett Ginger Beer

catsmeow Aug 15, 2010 05:26 PM

I searched this board and found it posted that Market Basket carried it. I looked today and they don't(at least the one in Somerville didn't have it). Has anyone seen it? Thanks.

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    Jenny Ondioline RE: catsmeow Aug 15, 2010 06:40 PM

    Barritt's, not Barrett. I saw it by the six-pack and by the case at Martignetti's on Soldiers Field Road last weekend.

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      catsmeow RE: Jenny Ondioline Aug 16, 2010 06:04 AM

      Thanks Jenny. I realized that I mispelled it after posting.

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      tdaaa RE: catsmeow Aug 16, 2010 07:25 AM

      I recently got a 6 pack of cans, probably at the former Mall Discount (Can't remember the new name) next to whole foods in Fresh Pond. I got the diet variety, which tasted pretty good.

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        catsmeow RE: tdaaa Aug 16, 2010 01:38 PM

        Excellent! I'm in that area a lot. Thanks

      2. steinpilz RE: catsmeow Aug 16, 2010 01:59 PM

        Murray's Liquor in Newton Centre has had it, if you're thinking of heading this way give them a call:

        Murray's Liquor
        747 Beacon Street
        Newton Centre, MA 02459
        (617) 964-1550

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          catsmeow RE: steinpilz Aug 16, 2010 03:53 PM

          Thanks steinpilz

        2. ecwashere7 RE: catsmeow Aug 17, 2010 01:45 PM

          The Boston Shaker in Davis Square carries a variety of ginger beers. I believe that Barritt's is one of them. If you haven't checked out The Shaker, do it. It's a great shop run by some great people.

          The Boston Shaker
          69 Holland Street, Somerville, MA

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            redelephant RE: catsmeow Aug 18, 2010 12:29 PM

            Charles Street Liquors in Beacon Hill has it. I think it was $7 or $8 for a six pack. And that relatively new wine/beer store in Brookline Village on Harvard Ave. has it sometimes but not always (I'm not sure why).

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              bonhomme1 RE: catsmeow Aug 18, 2010 01:46 PM

              Another good brand of ginger beer is AJ Stephans which is made in MA. It is a little stronger than Barrett's and mixes very well. You can find it at Bauer's on Newbury, Savenor's in Cambridge and the Deluca's on Charles used to have it on occasion. I have seen it used at Middlesex, Franklin Cafe and other places.

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                T.Clark RE: bonhomme1 Aug 18, 2010 02:23 PM

                I'm not a fan of the AJ's. A close relative of Barritt's is Gosling's self labled ginger beer which is now more common than Barritt's. I think Polar Beverage is canning it for Gosling's. One of my local places, Solstice in Kingston, switched to Fentiman's which I like better than both.

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                tcd RE: catsmeow Aug 18, 2010 03:51 PM

                I get it at the Medford Kappy's, at 16 and 28.

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