Ginger Beer Plant

Genuine ginger beer plant (GBP) is a rare culture of antiquity. Centuries ago it was popular among the British Isles in making a carbonated alcohol beverage with ginger for flavor. The culture is not really a plant, but a group of tiny grains, like semi-transparent rice granules. This 'plant' was used to ferment this sugar-water-ginger solution until popularity died out and ease of using conveniently dried baker's and brewer's yeast replaced it. These substitutes produce a gingery beer, but are not the same, just as bread and sourdough bread are not the same. The symbiotic qualities of bacteria and yeast of GBP, as with all of our cultures, make for a unique live and self-propagating culture that produces a truly rich flavor.

Most genuine ginger beer plant today has its origins from the German Culture Bank (including ours), one of the few places that preserved this symbiotic culture before it became completely extinct. Be cautious in buying GBP on the web, as many sources are simply sustained cultures developed from dried yeast or water kefir hybrids and are not the 'plant'.

The Yemoos Difference:

  • Always fed with organic sugars and mineral rich water
  • Authentic and distinct from water kefir grains
  • Grown in small batches to create vibrant, healthy GBP grains
  • Origin of our GBP can be traced back to the German Culture Bank
  • Lab tested
  • Live grains have never been frozen nor dried
  • Packed and shipped fresh from active grains (not from stored grains)