TACOMA – On Thursday, March 27, guests will enjoy drink and food specials with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, a 4.8% ABV refreshing ginger beer at Doyle’s Public House (208 St Helens Avenue South, 253-272-7468). From 6 to 8 p.m. Doyle’s will offer Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange, which recently became available throughout Washington, served chilled over ice with a slice of citrus, for $4 and in a special cocktail for $7.
“Doyle’s has been an incredible supporter of Crabbie’s since it became available and the first spot in Washington to carry the new flavor, Spiced Orange,” says Phil Clarke, general manager of St. Killian, the exclusive US importer of Crabbie’s. “We look forward to our Crabbie’s party and we hope to meet new friends and fans and enjoy these delicious drinks together.”
For the event, Doyle’s will feature Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange as they are meant to be served, over ice with a slice of citrus, for $4 as well as in in the Crabbie’s cocktail for the evening, The Ginger and Jamey, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and Jameson Irish whiskey for $7. For guests who’d like a bite with their Crabbie’s, the kitchen will prepare a special dish for the evening, Crabbie’s Ginger Wings for $4, to complement the ginger beer.
Crabbie’s Original is carefully crafted from a recipe using ginger shipped from the Far East which is cold steeped for up to six weeks and then combined with four secret ingredients. The result is a refreshing, light bodied ginger beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Spiced Orange offers the same refreshing taste as the Original but with a lighter ginger profile and a zesty orange flavor. Crabbie’s Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer is ideal when served chilled over ice with a slice of orange. Crabbie’s is the United Kingdom’s number one selling bottled beer and has established, and is leading, the alcoholic ginger beer category in the United States.
Since Crabbie’s entered the U.S. market, it has received high praise from Bon Appetit, Huffington Post and The Dallas Morning News. Hailed as “a ginger beer that lives up to its name” (Bon Appetit), Huffington Post’s “Taste Test” concluded that “the UK’s best-selling ginger beer is finally available in the U.S., and we are quite pleased about it.” The Morning News called Crabbie’s “moderately gingered and not too sweet…a smooth, refreshing drink,” and Crabbie’s was named “Best in Show” by greater San Francisco’s Fairfax Beer Festival, where it stacked up against some of the nation’s top domestic craft breweries.
The Crabbie’s adventure dates back to 1801 in Edinburgh, Scotland and the shipping port of Leith. Pioneering drink merchant John Crabbie began creating new offerings to sell in his shop at 99 Giles Street. He looked to the Far East to source the best ingredients including the finest ginger and exotic spices; elephants were traditionally used to transport these goods to ships to import to Scotland. More than 200 years later, Crabbie’s elephant logo symbolizes its heritage and search for ingredients which are still used today to develop the one-of-a-kind flavor of its alcoholic ginger beer.
Crabbie’s is available for purchase in two formats: a four-pack of 11 ounce bottles and a larger 16.9 ounce bottle. Ideal for sipping, it can also be blended into a variety of ginger beer cocktails, such as a Dark and Crabbie and the Moscow Mule.
Crabbie’s is currently available throughout the state and is distributed in Western Washington by Columbia Distributing Co. and Eastern Washington by The Odom Corporation. For more information on Crabbie’s, please visit them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter andInstagram (@CrabbiesUSA) #icewithaslice.