As we near the end of August, my thoughts are turning towards fall. I love the fall season. The colors, the cooler weather, and especially the apples! So I thought today would be a good day to review an apple drink. Reed's Spiced Apple Brew was one drink I couldn't wait to get my hands on. Reed's is known for their spicy ginger ale, so they know what they are talking about when it comes to using spices in drinks. I bought the brew in a 4 pack of 12 oz glass bottles. The drink is gluten free, caffeine free, and contains no preservatives, or alcohol. Each bottle has this message around the neck: "Before modern soft drink technology existed, non-alcoholic beverages were brewed at home directly from herbs, roots, spices, and fruits. These hand-crafted brews were then aged like wine and prized not only for their taste but for their tonic, health giving properties. Reed's Brews are a delicious revival of this lost home-brewing art and are made the original way using the finest fresh herbs, roots, spices, and fruits. Each batch is carefully brewed and aged with great pride by our expert brewmasters."
The ingredient list reads like this: Freshly brewed from sparking filtered water, apple juice from concentrate, fructose, fresh ginger root, lemon juice from concentrate, cinnamon and other spices.
This certainly is one spicy brew. You immediately smell the cinnamon when you open the bottle. Drinking this drink brings my memories to fall. It has a good apple flavor with a small or champagne-like carbonation. I can't think of another drink like it on the market.
Where to Buy
I bought my 4-pack at Busch's in Saline, MI. So far it's the only place I have seen it at.