Definition of ginger beer in US English:

ginger beer


  • A cloudy, effervescent drink made from a mixture of ginger and syrup.

    • ‘Making ginger beer was popular pastime in grandmother's day; many of us remember the explosive brews that left shattered glass littering the kitchen floor.’
    • ‘The flavour of ginger can be enjoyed in candied ginger, ginger ale, and Jamaican ginger beer.’
    • ‘He asks for a ginger beer to drink, and ruffles his thinning hair messily as he ponders each question.’
    • ‘A typical Creole dish is stewed chicken, white rice, red beans, fried plantains, and homemade ginger beer.’
    • ‘Budding ginger beer makers should start brewing now to enter the amateur winemaking and brewing section.’


ginger beer

/ˈdʒɪndʒər ˌbɪ(ə)r/