Ginger Beer Review #2 - Bundaberg

*since I don't drink, I've found that ginger beer is a nice change from having a Coke when you're out with your drinking friends. There's a bunch of different varieties, and I'm going to start reviewing them here!
This really should have been the first review, since Bundaberg is by far my gold standard for ginger beer. Aaron Nagel brought some to a BBQ at my place, and I've been hooked on it ever since. It's balanced, refreshing and good to the last drop. Not only does it have the best flavor of all of the other ginger beers I've tried, but i find it to be more aesthetically pleasing. Sure, there's a kangaroo on the label, but the whole thing doesn't look like it was cobbled together by someone using MS paint and word. It's capped with a pull tab top, making it incredibly easy to open, and hey, something different than a twist off cap! The bottle is similar to the ones they use for Red Stripe, and it seems to stay cold longer in my hand than a regular bottle would.
The only downside is, that of all the ginger beers, this is the hardest one to find. Usually bars stock it, but grocery stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods haven't picked it up.


  1. I would have thought the kangaroo would be considered an asset.

  2. are you trying out for their commercials? Is this your practice run?

  3. I agree. This is my favorite Ginger Beer too and it mixes better with whiskey than the rest (you can take my word on that). They carry it at Berkeley Bowl, so I stock up on it when I go there.

  4. Definitely the best... I had several in Oz last month. Their peach drink isn't bad, either.