Started with a Dream
Zingabrew was born out of a love for ginger beer and a need to rise to a challenge. One day while enjoying some mules with friends, we actually read the ingredients of two of the most popular canned ginger beers. To our dismay, we found they contained little more than high fructose corn syrup and added flavoring. That prompted me to read the ingredients of the more expensive bottled options, still full with acids and gums. So a friend challenged me to make my own.
I eagerly got to work, making small batches in my kitchen and trying them out on friends and family until we agreed that there was one that was juuuuuust right. Shortly after, we happened to be on a brewery tour and came across Church Street Brewing Company. We serendipitously met their brewmaster and owner and formed a relationship that turned into a partnership. When I realized my passion for making ginger beer in big pots in my kitchen could turn to big batches in tanks I thought, let’s go for it! And thus Zingabrew was born. The name is a spin off of the scientific name for ginger root (zingiber officinale) and also inspired by the vivid spice or “zing” in our product.
We take a lot of pride in creating a company with the support of our family and friends, as well as Arlington Heights, the community we love. We enjoy seeing people truly appreciate our product, it’s all-natural ingredients, and complexity of the flavor. A lot of thought, experimentation on friends, and a lot of science from the brewmasters at Church Street Brewing has gone into the final product.
Zingabrew is much more than a list of ingredients proudly displayed on the bottle. It is an understanding and appreciation of what a ginger beer is and can be when mixed with your favorite libation. Its complexity changes the entire experience on the palate.
Zingabrew is based in Arlington Heights with manufacturing and bottling done at Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca, just down Arlington Heights Road. Church Street Brewing Company has a tap room and offers Zingabrew on tap and in 32oz bottles. They also offer a ‘beermosa’ menu combining various amounts of Zingabrew with their own craft beers.
We refused to settle for a ginger beer that isn’t real, isn’t natural. We hope you won’t either!
real ginger beer settles, you shouldn’t
"I first found Zinga at our local farmers market and decided to buy some for our party that night. It’s a great on it’s own or mixed with Tito’s! We just so happened to have a pregnant friend over and she said it really helped her feel better. She said it would be great as a “mocktail” for other expectant mamas! I love that you can taste just how fresh the ingredients are unlike those store bought ginger drinks. Made me feel less guilty about enjoying a cocktail or two haha!"
"We love the taste of ginger beer, but we hate preservatives and artificial flavorings. So, of course we love Zingabrew. It's got all the good stuff and none of the bad and it's super refreshing on its own or with a little whiskey. Cheers!"
"After trying Zingabrew I am convinced that there is no better ginger beer on the market. I love a good Dark and Stormy and the complex flavor really stands out, makes it an experience above anything else."