Homemade Maple Ginger Beer


Preparation Time:
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • ¼ tsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 5 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 8 cups water
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Pour the maple syrup and yeast into a sterilised two-litre soft plastic bottle.
  2. Mix the ginger and lemon juice then pour into the bottle.
  3. Half-fill the bottle with water, screw on the top and shake well.
  4. Add in the rest of the water, leaving a gap at the top to allow the gas to expand.
  5. Screw on the cap and place the bottle in a warm place for 48 hours.
  6. Check to see if the bottle is hard to squeeze — if so, its ready. If not, leave it for a further 24 hours or until the bottle is hard.
  7. Be sure to check the bottle every day to ensure it does not overexpand. If it’s tight after 24 hours, then release some gas and cap the bottle for the remaining 24 hours.
  8. Once ready, place the bottle in the fridge for a couple of hours to stop the fermentation.
  9. Pass the liquid through a sieve or muslin cloth to remove the ginger and lemon pips.
  10. Serve the ginger beer with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, lime wedges and a slice of fresh ginger.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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