Ginger Beer was usually cloudy in appearance, and for this reason was usually bottled in stone bottles. Ginger ale, on the other hand, was sparkling clear and often contained capsicum (extract from cayenne pepper), which increased the pungency of the beverage.
Ginger Ale - Ginger Beer
The first soda pop made in the U.S. was Vernor's Ginger Ale, created in Detroit, Michigan in 1866 by James Vernor. He sold it in his drug store for 30 years before opening a factory to produce it on a larger scale.
Ginger Ale is a sweet carbonated beverage flavored with ginger.
Ginger Beer has a much stronger ginger flavor than Ginger Ale. Ginger Beer is made with fermented ginger, sometimes with lemon peel, lemon juice or citric acid added. Ginger Beer is made in both nonalcoholic and mildly alcoholic versions
I've never tasted ginger beer. Does it have alcohol in it?
Produced in England since 1740, Stone's Original Green Ginger Wine has been made in Australia to the same ancient formula since the early 1960's. Stone's is believed to be one of the oldest registered wine or spirit brands in continuous production since its initial launch.
Ginger is one of the oldest herbs known to man, and is popular in oriental cooking and confectionary. Ginger has also been linked with many therapeutic values. The ginger used for Stone's is grown in Queensland at Buderim. The character of the ginger is drawn out by infusing it in spirit for an extended period.
.....that home brew is against the law most places.
'You can have my ginger wine when you wrench it from my cold, vomit-encrusted hands - and even then I'll offer to deck you in the carpark".