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Ginger Beer in Calgary?

I'm wondering if anybody knows a good place to buy good ginger beer in town?

I'm throwing a party with a signature cocktail and I'm going to need a fair bit of it. Currently the only place I remember seeing it is in the tiny bottles in the international isle at Superstore.

Anybody know where I might find 2 litre bottles or at least a case of it at a reasonable price?

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  1. The Grizzly Paw in Canmore makes their own. Sunterra carries some brand. I'm also sure I saw some the other day at Co-op Midtown.

    1. spruce beer can refer to actual beer with alcohol, or soda pop - which are you looking for?

      If you're looking for the soda, they sell it in cans at Alberta King of Subs. Can't help with actual beer though, sorry!

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      1. re: nonlinear

        LOL, i'm sorry, how did I get "spruce beer" from "ginger beer." anyhow, i'm an idiot, sorry about that!

      2. Superstore has a store-brand version of Ginger Beer. I picked up a bottle at the Deerfoot Meadows one, mixed in with half a dozen other kinds of soda on a pallet by the Milk. They may have found a more permanent location for it... Certainly not my favourite ginger beer, but it may be sufficient for mixed drinks.

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        1. re: talon8

          I was going to mention the PC ginger beer too! pretty much the only one i've seen in the 2L size.

          1. re: marcopolo

            Oh yeah, thanks for adding that. I forgot to mention that it was in fact a 2L bottle. I think it was listed as "Jamaican Style", if I remember correctly.

        2. Joycee's Caribbean Foods in Bridgeland carries the Grace brand of Ginger beer. I have also seen ginger beer at Co-op in the 'Ethnic" aisle (West Springs).

          1. Cookbook Co. Cooks has a few varieties. I am partial to Grizzly Paw though.

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions everybody....I had no idea there were so many options!

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              1. re: johnjohnson78

                Superstore and Sobeys primarily.. I do like Grizzly Paw but I prefer Crabbies' Ginger Beer brought in from the UK. Not sure who carries it in Calgary (maybe try Zyn?) but I get mine in Edmonton from Sherbrooke.

                1. re: taiphun

                  I'm not sure if they've increased their distribution, or if I'm just noticing it now after drinking it in Manchester, but I've started to see Crabbies (alcoholic ginger beer) at a lot of standard liquor stores in the city recently. (A Liquor Depot down in my neck of the woods, Deer Run, and the Crowfoot Liquor in Douglass Glen).

                  1. re: taiphun

                    I have found it at the liquor store beside fabutan in bridgeland..... Also they server it at the fiddlers courtyard on edmonton trail. So very yummy