Reed’s Spiced Apple Ginger Brew was our fifth creation, and is a Jamaican recipe for homemade ginger ale using 8 grams of fresh ginger root, apple and lemon juice, honey, herbs and spices. It is 50% fruit juice.
When Chris Reed first decided to create a ginger ale made with fresh ginger in 1987, he went to UCLA library, pre internet, to research into the early formulas for soft drinks. He figured if he went back far enough in time he would find recipes that worked with real ingredients. Then he found a book from the 1780’s, before the first bottling plants even existed, that talked about brewing sodas from whole roots, spices and fruit juices in the kitchen. Chris knew he had found what he was looking for. These early soft drinks, besides being delicious, were also used as herbal tonics. After two years of much trial and error, Reed’s Original Ginger Brew was ready to launch.
Reed’s brews are a delicious revival of the lost brewing art of brewing sodas. Each small batch is hand crafted with pride, carefully brewed and aged by our expert brewmasters. We choose only the finest fresh herbs, roots, spices and fruits. We don’t use any preservatives or artificial anything in our beverages. Enjoy.