Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
On Thursday, September 8th, The Ginger Ale Authority held its first juried taste test of Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Cream Soda and Specialty Gourmet Soda. The event was held at the upscale Southern Roots restaurant in Jamestown, North Carolina. Admission was free of charge and open to the public, with any donations going to the local Habitat For Humanity.
The non-profit organization announced the overall winner, and World’s #1 Ginger Ale, as Boylan Bottlework’s Ginger Ale. Boylan also swept the Cream Soda and Root Beer categories. “Best Specialty Gourmet Beverage” went to Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew, and Q-Ginger was awarded “Best Mixer.”
Soft-drink brands who chose to participate were Boylan Bottleworks, Reed’s Inc, Virgil’s, Zevia, Ale-8-One and Q-Ginger. All bottlers donated free samples for the community-based charitable event.
In an effort to promote healthier and higher quality beverages, the Ginger Ale authority has developed a ranking system based on nutritional content and taste to encourage soft drink bottlers to produce healthier alternatives. With special attention given to “All-Natural” soft drinks, the non-profit group works to include soft drinks in the growing movement toward greener and more natural food and beverage consumption. Through their website, the organization looks to educate the public on the nutritional differences between soda brands.
The Ginger Ale Authority is a Greensboro, NC based non-profit organization that promotes healthier and better tasting soft drinks by providing consumer-based information to the public. Anyone can access the organization’s information at anytime through their website (http://www.GingerAleAuthority.com) or by contacting them by email (ContactUs(at)GingerAleAuthority(dot)com).
If you would like more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jordan Rogers by phone (336-689-2773) or by email (JRogers(at)GingerAleAuthority(dot)com).