Toast to the First Day of Spring with Crabbie’s Ginger Beer

From bottle to plate, there’s more than one way to enjoy the Brits’ drink of choice when warmer weather rolls around.

The United Kingdom’s chief bottled beer, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, is getting its much deserved time in the local Philadelphia limelight come the first day of spring.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, Bella Vista’s Growlers will be serving the Brits’ drink of choice over ice with a slice of lemon or lime—the only way they say to drink it. Since a ginger beer that is actually a “beer” deserves it’s time in the spotlight, the beer-centric bar intends to up the ante on your introductory Crabbie experience by swirling it in cocktails too, with signature Moscow Mules and Dark and Stormies slated to debut on the menu.

However, this crisp, springtime celebration isn’t just about the drinks. Growlers’ chef Jerry Donohue will highlight a ginger beer-soaked menu to complement the night’s special guest. Consider biting into his ginger beer-marinated chicken satay, or nosh on his Brussels sprouts crafted with cherry wood smoked lardons, Vermont cheddar and a ginger and apple cider vinegar. What’s the best way to finish off the well-balanced Crabbie happy hour, you ask? To seal the deal on this boozy Wednesday tasting, be sure to snag your share of the Tropical Ginger Rolls pumped with kiwi, mango and papaya, and accented with a Crabbie’s cherry reduction sauce.

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Can’t make this tasting? The 4.8 percent ABV release, one vibrant with its deep, spicy flavor, is available for purchase in retail stores in Pennsylvania in a four-pack of 11-ounce bottles.

For more information on this week’s rare tasting, visit

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