Ginger beer

"Hey, what's the story with Pete?"

"What do you mean?"

"I heard he drinks ginger beer every morning before work."

"What's wrong with that?"

"What's wrong with getting drunk every morning before work??"

"He's not getting drunk, at least not off ginger beer. It's non-alcoholic."


"Look it up. Better yet, go to the grocery store and buy some ginger beer and see if you get carded at self-check-out. You won't."

"Well, why do they call it beer then?"

"A true ginger beer is fermented with yeast just like beer, but they remove the alcohol. Technically, the FDA allows beverages with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume to be labeled non-alcoholic."

"So Pete could have been getting drunk then."

"Do you realize how much ginger beer at 0.5% alcohol you'd have to drink to get drunk? A typical beer is somewhere between 4-5% alcohol."

"Yah I guess it would be a lot. So then what's ginger ale?"

"Ginger ale is just ginger-flavored water that's been carbonated. No fermentation."

"And there's no alcohol in that either?"


"Where I come from if you call something a beer or an ale, there better be some damn alcohol in it."

"That's not how it works in the US. But there's plenty of booze out there, you big lush. Maybe YOU'RE the one getting drunk before work."

"How dare you." 

Lol you could drink like 10 of those within an hour and get somewhat buzzed
2022-06-21 01:21:32