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Ginger beer

Hello everyone,

As the weather here in Zurich has become pretty awesome for early April does anyone know where to get Ginger Beer from? Sunshine, Rum, Ginger Beer and a BBQ is an 'almost' unbeatable combo.
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Hello everyone,

As the weather here in Zurich has become pretty awesome for early April does anyone know where to get Ginger Beer from? Sunshine, Rum, Ginger Beer and a BBQ is an 'almost' unbeatable combo.
Ginger beer is quite widely available in Basel, so I would expect it is in Zurich too.

Try the local Indian shop.


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Old 07.04.2011, 13:30
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Re: Ginger beer

I know Migros in Brunaupark sells Schweppes Ginger Ale - not sure if it's the same as Beer
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Re: Ginger beer

You can get Old Jamaica Ginger Beer (and Canada Dry Ginger Ale) from Beers of the World in Zurich HB. It's pretty expensive, though. (about 3.50 for a 330ml can...)
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Re: Ginger beer

Try making your own!

This recipe for Easy Peasy Ginger Beer is in Jamie Oliver's book "Happy Days with the Naked Chef"

140gr/5oz fresh ginger
4 tablespoons (60 ml) muscovado (Brown!) sugar
2-3 lemons
1 litre (or 1¾ pints) sparkling mineral water
sprigs of fresh mint

First of all you need to grate the ginger on a coarse cheese grater - you can leave the skin on if you like. Put the ginger with its pulpy juice into a bowl and sprinkle in the muscovado sugar. Remove the rind from 2 of the lemons with a vegetable peeler, add to the bowl, and slighly bash and squash with something heavy, like a pestle or a rolling pin. Just do this for 10 seconds to mix up all the flavours. Squeeze the juice from all 3 lemons and add most of it to the bowl. Pour in the fizzy water or soda water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and then taste. You may feel that the lemons are slightly too sour, so just add a little more sugar. If it's too sweet add a little more lemon juice. To be honest these amounts are always a little variable so just follow your own taste. Pass the ginger beer through a coarse sieve into a large jug and add lots of ice and some sprigs of mint.

http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/recipe-ginger-beer/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/ging...recipe-207196/

http://www.learnenglish.de/Recipe/gingerbeer.htm

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Re: Ginger beer

Apparently it was available if Stone Age Prague:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...man-found.html

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Re: Ginger beer

Chiang Mai Thai Shop sells Ginger Beer! They are located close to the main train station. You might want to stop by around lunch time and enjoy their delicious Thai take away while you are there.

They also normally have A&W Rootbeer and charge considerably less than the 3 frans per can you will pay in other places around town.

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Re: Ginger beer

How dare you support the fermentation of my redheaded brethren just to satisfy your rampant and senseless alcoholism!

Are none of you aware that ginger harvesting for ales and beers is one of the leading causes of climate change, due to their carbon-rich hair follicles and solar radiation-deflecting skin?

Here, just watch the disturbing culling of gingers in their natural environment and think if this is something you would like to support:

http://vimeo.com/11219730

Edit: WARNING: disturbing images, discretion advised

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Re: Ginger beer

in all the barkat asian stores, they have loads of other good stuff too!
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How dare you support the fermentation of my redheaded brethren just to satisfy your rampant and senseless alcoholism!

Are none of you aware that ginger harvesting for ales and beers is one of the leading causes of climate change, due to their carbon-rich hair follicles and solar radiation-deflecting skin?

Here, just watch the disturbing culling of gingers in their natural environment and think if this is something you would like to support:

http://vimeo.com/11219730

Edit: WARNING: disturbing images, discretion advised

Hugh?????????
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Re: Ginger beer

Try one of the indian/oriental shops-
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Sunshine, Rum, Ginger Beer and a BBQ is an 'almost' unbeatable combo.
Trumped only by Pimm's and lemonade.

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Ginger Beer?

This is like some 1940's romantic B Movie.
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Ginger Beer?

This is like some 1940's romantic B Movie.
Or a 1990's Renault commercial.
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Re: Ginger beer

http://www.aussiefoodshop.com/catalo...19/5338984.htm

Beware of Fentimans ginger beer available on some swiss online shops, that stuff will burn holes through everything!
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Re: Ginger beer

I am Ginger Beer fanatic/junkie/Ho. When I was in Cannes a week or so back I bought a can of something called Idris Fiery Beer. With some cheese "Try Me if You Dare" on the label for the girls. Never heard of it before though. Any thoughts?
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Re: Ginger beer

Although too sweet, ginger beer (Jamaican style) is available at most ethnic stores on Josefstrasse. The brand is 'Old Jaimaica'. The ginger flavour is strong enough to be good.

As for ginger ale (mild pop style drink with minimal ginger flavour), it is available at Migros.
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Re: Ginger beer

Anyone know of any in the Nyon / Geneve area? I brought a nice bottle of black strap rum with me when I moved here to use for some Dark and Stormies when it gets hot only to find no ginger beer! Bunderburg (from australia, very smooth with strong ginger taste, fairly sweet, my favorite for dark and stormies) or Reeds (I think from US, had a nice crisp almost citrus taste with the ginger, good when you want a crisper drink) were both readily available in US but I haven't seen any here.

Ahhh sunny days - right now I am enjoying Gin + orange juice + camparisoda + some stuff called "elderflower extract" with the sun and song of the birds (basically procrastinating from doing my french lessons)
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