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Crabbie's original alcoholic ginger beer is making its mark in Oregon

PORTLAND, OR – The United Kingdom’s number one selling bottled beer, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer has been warmly received by drinkers throughout Portland and Oregon. Crabbie’s (4.8%) is carefully crafted from a recipe that combines ginger shipped from the Far East with four secret ingredients that are cold steeped for up to six weeks. The result is a refreshing, light bodied ginger beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is ideal served chilled over ice with a slice of lemon or lime.

Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Jennie Hatton

“Crabbie’s is the first alcoholic ginger beer available in the United States,” says Phil Clarke, general manager of St. Killian, the exclusive importer of Crabbie’s. “It established, and is leading the category nationwide, just as it does in its native UK, where discerning drinkers have been enjoying ‘adult’ ginger beers for years.”

Crabbie’s is widely available throughout the region, including most Fred Meyer locations, many New Seasons Market locations, as well as many independent retailers such as Belmont Station. Among some of the bars and restaurants serving Crabbie’s are: Beer; Belmont Inn; Slingshot Lounge; The East Burn; and Quimby’s at 19th.
Since its stateside release, Crabbie’s has earned high praise from Bon Appetit, Huffington Post and The Dallas Morning News. Hailed as “a ginger beer that lives up to its name” (Bon Appetit), Huffington Post’s “Taste Test” concluded that “the UK’s best-selling ginger beer is finally available in the U.S., and we are quite pleased about it.” The Morning News called Crabbie’s “moderately gingered and not too sweet…a smooth, refreshing drink,” and Crabbie’s was named “Best in Show” by greater San Francisco’s Fairfax Beer Festival, where it stacked up against some of the nation’s top domestic craft breweries.

Crabbie’s is sold in two formats: a four-pack of 11 ounce bottles and a larger 16.9 ounce bottle. Ideal for sipping, it can also be blended into a variety of ginger beer cocktails, such as a Dark and Crabbie and the Moscow Mule.