oldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 17 Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Since I just posted on the Coke vs. Pepsi thread; I thought I'd start one on Ginger Ale. I find Vernors to be very different from most other Ginger Ales. I've actually gotten almost addicted to it :P. Does anyone else here feel the same?
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WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1971 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
Canada Dry is the only gingerale for me! I only ever have something different if I have no other option.
When I was living in Australia, there was a small import store across the street from my building. Every couple weeks or so I would go and buy a case of Canada Dry for $25, a markup of about 500%. Definitely worth it in order to avoid that Schweppes crap they sold over there (it doesn't taste the same as the Schweppes in Canada).
Like the label says "Barrel Aged. Bold Taste." It is very different. I don't really like it, but a lot of people do.
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1): I live about 15 minutes from the US border so I may have to pick some up soon to try it
According to your profile you live close to a part of the USA where you can buy Vernors fairly easily. Vernors originally came from Detroit, but the plant was closed in 1985, it is owned by Dr. Pepper now, and local Detroit bottling rights are owned by Pepsi. Vernors was only distributed in the Great Lakes region until the late 1980s, but it pops up in other markets. I have seen it in St. Louis, Missouri, but it isn't common.
I have seen it for sale in southwest Ontario, so you might even be able to find it in your area.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 23758 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
Vernors isn't a "ginger ale." It's a "ginger beverage." It is made in a completely different manner from other ginger ales. Vernors is a blend of herbs and spices that must be aged for four years (IIRC) in an oak cask.
Quoting falstaff (Reply 3): According to your profile you live close to a part of the USA where you can buy Vernors fairly easily. Vernors originally came from Detroit, but the plant was closed in 1985, it is owned by Dr. Pepper now, and local Detroit bottling rights are owned by Pepsi. Vernors was only distributed in the Great Lakes region until the late 1980s, but it pops up in other markets. I have seen it in St. Louis, Missouri, but it isn't common.
It is intermittently available in the SF Bay Area. Our corner store had 2L Diet Vernors for a while. I almost started dancing when I saw it.
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
I first started drinking Vernors when I used to eat Jewish deli food. They always stocked it and it was hard to find outside of the deli type restaurants. A few years ago I started seeing it on supermarket shelves and would buy a case from time to time. The supermarket had cases of 12 cans on sale for $2.99 (in addition to Coke, Sprite, etc) a few weeks ago so I bought two cases. I still have lots of cans left as I don't drink much pop (before I bought the Vernor's I'd drink pop once a week at most). It's very good stuff and I like the strong flavour it has compared to regular Ginger Ales. I read somewhere about making a float using it and I do believe I've tried it with good results.
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HorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 808 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
Vernors Ginger Ale is the greatest. I love that stuff, it's probably my favourite soda. Good luck finding it in Vancouver, though. I've seen it in Ontario, but never here. When I go to the states, it's always one of the first things I go looking for. Usually I'd get my much needed Vernors fix on Horizon Air. I was disgusted when they stopped serving it. What are they serving now? I don't even know. I don't even care because if it's not Vernors, it's terrible. Vernors is where it's at!
sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6063 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
I first tried Vernor's at a fly-in - we had folks from all over the country converge on a rural grass-strip airport in the central south, and everybody brought some regional food item. Amazing, some people had never heard of Moon Pies. Really!
Ennyhoo, I tried the Vernor's and, at first, did not care for it, but it grew on me and now, I rather like the stuff.
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