The Grapes and Grain Festival is fast approaching, and I've been tasked with the not-so-unpleasant job of researching some of the beverages we must try why we're there!

By the way, The Grapes and Grain Festival is Saturday, June 7th at the Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City.

You are invited as Townsquare Media will host our first ever celebration of wine and beer at “The Grapes & Grain Tasting” from 4 – 8pm. Attendees will pay one price for an admission ticket for this 4-hour sampling experience including great wines and micro and craft beers!

Delicious food and great music, Grapes & Grain Festival celebrates the best of both worlds with a craft beer and wine sampling all under one roof! Tickets: $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door!

One of the featured beer at Grapes and Grain will be Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer.










From her well-written blog, "Giggles, Gobbles, and Gulps",  here is South Jersey writer Linda Archio's review of the very tasting sounding ginger beer from Scotland.

"So there is no denying it, I am a ginger lover. Ginger ale, crystalized ginger, ginger snap cookies, ginger tea – you name it and I like it. When I saw Crabbies Ginger Beer at my local liquor store, I was immediately intrigued.

Crabbies Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is part of the famous Crabbie clan, founded in 1801 in Scotland. Made from a secret recipe and 4 top-secret ingredients, Crabbies Ginger Beer is some serious stuff.

I wanted to select a beer which pretty much summarized summer since today’s post happens to coincide with Memorial Day. Boy, did I make the absolute perfect selection. Crabbies Ginger Beer is an ideal summer beverage: refreshing, low ABV and a special thirst quenching quality.

The brand suggests the beer be served on ice with a wedge or lime or lemon. I am not the biggest fan of fruit in my beer so I opted to serve mine fresh out of the bottle. When poured, it produced a nice foamy, white head. A pleasant combination of citrus, ginger and caramel. I expected more of a cider quality from this drink but it actually reminded me more of a beer. It is the perfect balance of sweet and that classic ginger spice (not like the Spice Girl, Ginger Spice).

Crabbies recently released some new flavors to their catalog which I definitely plan to try since I enjoyed the original ginger beer so much. The question is, which one will I try first, Strawberry-Lime or their Raspberry flavors?

Crabbies Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is so enjoyable. I totally recommend it and of course, Crabbies Ginger Beer is GGG approved! Love, Love, Love!"