Real Ginger Beer Plant and Organic Cultures
Welcome to Retro Culture. Going back just one or two generations, most households had a ginger beer plant on their kitchen windowsill. Not a green, leafy plant, but a mysterious culture which was fed with ginger, lemon and sugar to produce delicious, all-natural, real ginger beer. As shop-bought fizzy pop increased in popularity in spite of the health risks, people forgot about the ginger beer plant and instead drank sugary chemical concoctions from multi-national corporations. Thankfully people are now realising that the old ways had merit and are rejecting more and more processed food and drinks. And that's how Retro Culture started - when we decided to try growing real ginger beer plant for ourselves. We tried and tested many different batches and methods before coming up with a strong and healthy strain which produces delicious old-fashioned ginger beer. So healthy and voracious in fact that we needed to pass on our surplus culture.
As with so much that is natural and organic, growing ginger beer plant is not an exact science (we wouldn't have it any other way!). So when you visit our shop you'll notice that the availability and prices may change. These changes are down to the cycles it goes through as a natural organism, where at times it will be slower than others to reproduce. If you'd like to buy your own Ginger Beer Plant to start making real Ginger Beer, please visit our Ginger Beer Plant shop
If you're just starting out with ginger beer plant (GBP) we intend this site to be a resource which will help you grow a healthy strain, just like ours. Why not visit our Real Ginger Beer Plant page to learn a little about the background and history of Ginger Beer Plant? If you've already ordered your GBP, then why not check out the recipes. We aim to add more info over time, and are very happy to hear from people who remember Ginger Beer Plant from Granny's windowsill many years ago, or who have recipe suggestions.