The Ginger Ale Authority is back

The Ginger Ale Authority is back

Hey guys, sorry for the long hiatus in terms of new ginger ale reviews and content. We’ve actually seen an explosion in our numbers and traffic, and it’s one of the reasons we’re getting back in the craft soda game. A couple things: Is this a joke? No. Contacting us Shoot us an email contact@gingeraleauthority.com, or hit up our contact page in the top menu. Is Boylan Bottleworks still the best ginger ale in the world? Yes. Submitting Reviews We’ve been asked this a lot and we definitely accept submissions an contributor reviews. If you have a particular ginger ale in your local neck of the woods, feel free to review and send it in and we might be able to run it — under your name of course. Will we be holding more taste tests? Let’s...
Seinfeld’s Ginger Ale Tips: Don’t get duped like Constanza

Seinfeld’s Ginger Ale Tips: Don’t get duped like Constanza

If you’ve ordered ginger ale in restaurants, odds are that a server has tried to pull a fast one on you. Unfortunately, experiences like George Costanza’s are all too familiar. For those who were unaware, placing a tiny drop of Coke into a full glass of Sprite can make a slight “ginger-ale-esque” looking and tasting beverage, and many servers will do this as a shortcut to save time. Most restaurants have real ginger ale on fountain at their bar, but it normally takes longer to walk to the bar than to perform the Coke-trick. No doubt, thousands of people today will be served this lie and have no idea they’re being bamboozled. Why do people not notice? Most ginger ale from a fountain is low quality anyway. It’s hard to look for the ginger bite and spice if there is no ginger bite and spice to look for. But that doesn’t make it any less wrong. Next time you order ginger ale in fountain drink form, be on high alert. You don’t want to get duped like George; no one deserves a fake watered down ginger ale. For full tasting ginger ales, check out our Ginger Ale Reviews. (Note: most servers will laugh it off and bring you a real ginger ale from the bar if they are caught — don’t be afraid to...
Ginger Ale Authority announces world’s #1 Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale Authority announces world’s #1 Ginger Ale

After holding a recent public taste testing, the Ginger Ale Authority at GingerAleAuthority.com has announced the world’s #1 ginger ale Boylan Bottleworks Ginger Ale. Released via PRWeb press release, the organization has reviewed hundreds of sodas and over 35 ginger ales. Every ginger ale reviewed by the Ginger Ale Authority was present, as well as with sponsored additions like Boylan Bottleworks, Reed’s Inc, Virgil’s, Zevia, Ale-8-One and Q-Ginger. All bottlers donated free samples for the community-based charitable event. Attempting to promote healthier and higher quality beverages, the Ginger Ale authority developed a ratings system based on nutritional content and taste to encourage soft drink bottlers to produce healthier alternatives. With special attention given to “All-Natural” soft drinks, the non-profit group works to include soft drinks in the growing movement toward greener and more natural food and beverage consumption. The winner of the Ginger Ale category was Boylan Bottleworks. Boylan also swept the Cream Soda and Root Beer categories. Best Specialty beverage went to Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew. Best Mixer went to the newcomer, Q Ginger....
First Ginger Ale Taste Test A Success, Ginger Ale Authority

First Ginger Ale Taste Test A Success, Ginger Ale Authority

The GingerAleAuthority.com’s first ginger ale taste test is complete, and we couldn’t have been happier with the event. With  a great turn-out, we had plenty of fantastic craft soda beverages for everyone. The winner of the Ginger Ale category was Boylan Bottleworks. Boylan also swept the Cream Soda and Root Beer categories. Best Specialty beverage went to Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew. Best Mixer went to the newcomer, Q Ginger. Side note on Reed’s ‘Spiced Apple Brew’ and Q Tonic’s ‘G Ginger’ — these were two of the better drinks I have tasted in my life. Take my advice and do what you can to sample these sodas. Reed’s can be found in most grocery stores nationwide. Q Ginger is rather new, but can be found on Amazon.com. Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew tastes like apple pie. It is almost 50% fruit juice, but still has great mainstream soda crispness (unlike spritzers that try to minimic that flavor). Q Ginger was one of the more interesting experiences I’ve had with a soft drink. Normally when you call a drink unique, it’s not necessarily a compliment. But that’s not the case here. This was some of the most fun I’ve had sampling a soda. Any drink mixer or bar connoisseur needs to add it to their repertoire. Something very evident during the Showcase was how shocked people were when they compared gourmet drinks to generic soda’s like Coke, Pepsi or grocery store brands. They were blown away at the comparative poor quality of most generic sodas. Most participants said that they had simply never thought of purchasing a specialty soda. Hopefully we can do more events...
Ginger Ale Taste Test & Gourmet Showcase open to public

Ginger Ale Taste Test & Gourmet Showcase open to public

What better way to kick off the new Ginger Ale Authority Blog than to announce our first Gourmet Soda Showcase and Taste Test. The event will be held today at the upscale Southern Roots Restaurant in Downtown Jamestown, North Carolina.. The entire even is totally free thanks to the donations of several Gourmet Bottlers. Ale-8-one, Q Ginger (Q Tonic), Reed’s, Virgil’s, Boylan Bottleworks and Zevia will all be represented. We’ll be testing for the following categories: Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Best Mixer and Best Specialty Beverage. Although this seems to be just a local event, we intend to begin launching more taste-tests on a larger scale. Hopefully the press generated from the events will allow more to take place. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’ll be updating with pictures and information via this site and...