Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew

Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Brew

Although I know I am in a very narrow age range, do you all remember Trogdor from Strong Bad?s emails on Homestar Runner. Anyone? Do you know what?The art of burning the countryside” Click the link if you are unfamiliar or feel nostalgic. You can always return to this page to view my blogging skills.

You see, even if he isn’t burning the countryside or the peasants with fire, a dragon must drink something. The idea of running around with a fire seems like a thirsty enterprise. Trogdor would not be content with just water, milk, or any other random liquid. Nah. Mountain Dew. Maybe Mountain Dew.

Trogdor is likely to drink something very similar to Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew. This isn’t your granddad’s ginger ale in fancy looking bottles. It is stronger, and I recommend a quick sip. Every sip is pleasant for most people. There’s a bit of ginger, honey, sweetness, carbonation and all the usual flavors. Then it drops. These sweet little details are the sign of a ginger bomb dropping on your tastebuds. It’s rich and full (like many TJ’s triple-ginger products), that burns on the way down. Sandy described it as liquefied ginger candy. She initially didn’t enjoy it. Jack is a high school student from China. He tried it and shook his head before slowly backing away. Although the ginger shock was initially a little too strong for me, I began to appreciate it more as I continued drinking my glass. Although there isn’t any cinnamon in the ginger shock, it does have a cinnamon-esque flavor. It is, however, stronger.This is not the strongest, however). This purchase ($3) comes with an obvious caveat. It is really like ginger, stay away. This is a very deep side of a band, like the Doors. If you love them, you will probably love it. If not, you won’t have any chance.

I have actually come to enjoy it quite a lot. To soften the blow, you can have it with dessert. We tried it with strawberry cheesecake and it was delicious.

Although it sounds absurd, the bottle is actually quite cool. Trogdor is likely to agree. It makes me feel awful just recycling it so I hope to find a spouse-friendly second use. Although I am not certain if it could be used in home brewing, it might. Perhaps some of you have ideas. Please feel free to share your ideas. 

I didn’t ask my wife, so I don’t know if she was interested. But I can tell that she enjoys it as much or less than I do. Divide the score as you wish. Oh, and You can’t dump the ginger brew on to your keyboards.

Bottom line: Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew is 7.5 out 10 Golden Spoons