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Woodman's shoppers/British people/ginger ale lovers: Help me remember this ginger ale?

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Several years ago, I visited a Woodman's for the first time, and I purchased a bottle of ginger ale in the British section of their imported foods aisle. It was the best ginger ale I'd ever had. Now, I can't find it there, and I can't remember what it was called so I can go looking for it someplace else.

All I remember is that it was from England, non-alcoholic, came in a large clear glass bottle (about the size of a typical liquor bottle), and was so incredibly strong that most people who tried it couldn't handle drinking it straight. It may have had a yellow label?

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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  1. Have you visited a Woodman's recently? I live close to one and would be happy to go in and scout for you. Liquor or soda dept?
    Standard beer bottle or something larger as you mentioned liquor?
    (Edit)I get Jamaican Ginger beer locally. Is this what you might be thinking about? It makes Vernor's look mild. Clear glass bottle, very sharp taste, etc. rhino foods in Milwaukee stocks it for $1.29 a bottle last time I was in there.

    1. Thanks, but someone from the UK board helped me find it.

      It's from http://www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk/, if anyone is curious. Seems like it's hard to find in the US, though.

      1. Yes, it's called Ginger Beer. A very strong non-alcoholic carbonated beverage.

        Try a local liquor store for Gosling's or Barritts, both from Bermuda.

        The common use is in a Dark & Stormy, with Gosling's Black Seal Rum (and a twist of lime, maybe).

        http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/fas...