Homemade Ginger Beer

Homemade ginger beer is spicy, refreshing and probiotic.

5 from 8 reviews

Traditional ginger beer is easy to make at home. It is made with the ginger bug, which is a naturally forming yeast culture fed on ginger and sugar. Homemade ginger beer is refreshingly probiotic, spicy and delicious! It’s also made with real ginger, so it will help alleviate nausea.




  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 1 quart glass jar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Cover with a piece of cloth or coffee filter held in place with a rubber band or metal ring. Place somewhere warm and dark to ferment for 3 days and give it a good stir each day. Ginger bug needs exposure to air for fermentation.
  3. After 3 days you should have bubbles forming at the top of the jar. Strain the mixture and bottle it in a bottle that can handle the carbonation. See notes for more details.
  4. Allow the ginger beer to ferment for a further 3 to 5 days to build up the carbonation. 
  5. Once it’s fizzy, store the ginger beer in the refrigerator and consume within four weeks.


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