From Nelson BC’s Nelson Brewing Company comes their “Organic Ginger Beer”. The beer pours a golden amber colour with a white head. The aroma consists of huge ginger, some honey and lemon with a very light floral finish. The flavour is of mostly ginger but has notes of malts, honey and lemon. Any bitterness I taste seems to come more from the ginger flavour than hops. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. If you like a strong ginger flavour then you will really like this beer. Do not expect a ginger-ale flavour though as it is not like a pop at all.
Commercial Description: Nelson’s latest summer seasonal will surely satisfy your thirst all summer long on the beach. Upfront ginger snap that’s not over powering with subtle hints of organic honey and lemongrass, the light malted bodied allows the sweet and spicy ginger notes to shine through. This new legendary ale lends itself to be consumed straight up in a icey cold pint or blend with a small amount of ice, freshly squeezed lime and a jigger or two of dark rum…sounds like the best boat drink ever?