Then last year at the Oregon Brewers Festival, there was a brew that leaned heavy on the ginger. Spicy, but still definitely beer (not just strong ginger-ale). We sampled it, and our minds were changed.
It took a while before we got to it, but the basic recipe was a pale ale with these added to the boil:
- 20 stalks of lemongrass (45 minutes)
- 2 packs of Kafir lime leaves (45 minutes, approximately 30 leaves per pack)
- 4 large hands of ginger, coined (30 minutes)
- 10 hot Thai peppers (15 minutes)
In any case, an interesting experiment with great promise for the future.