Fentimans

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Website: www.fentimans.com

Fentimans is a botanical brewery based in Hexham, Northumberland, England. - In 1905, Thomas Fentiman, an iron puddler from Cleckheaton, England was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. A deal was struck and a recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer was provided as security. The loan was never repaid so Thomas became the owner of the unique recipe, which he began using to produce Fentimans Ginger Beer.


Fentimans has franchised in the US, where products are manufactured in Pennsylvania and are available across North America. More than two-thirds of Fentimans' overseas sales are in Europe, with the bulk of the remainder in the US, Japan, South America, Canada and Russia. Both UK and US divisions use the same recipe and brewing methods to create Fentimans. North America has purchased identical brewery equipment to that used decades ago, to maintain the characteristic flavour. 2023 they have changed their recipe in the UK to include the sweetener Steviol glycosides. Some say this dramatically alters the taste of many of their classic drinks. According to an email reply to a question on the changes they said that it was done to "reduced sugar" and make them "in-line with the governments High Fat Salt Sugar (aka HFSS) regulations."


Although the lemonade label states that the beverage may contain up to 0.5% alcohol by volume (below the soft drinks' alcohol limit legislated for in the United States of America), Fentimans said it was closer to 0.3%, the same as many common products such as mouthwashes or chewing gums. A person would need to consume 200 fluid ounces (5.7 litres or 12 US pints) to equal the intoxication level from one beer.


Fentimans products include:

  • Soft drinks
  • Curiosity Cola
  • Cherry Cola
  • Dandelion & Burdock
  • Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger
  • Lemon Shandy
  • Victorian Lemonade
  • Rose Lemonade
  • Traditional Ginger Beer
  • Sparkling Lime and Jasmine
  • Gently Sparkling Elderflower
  • Old English Root Beer
  • Apple and Blackberry
  • Sparkling Raspberry
  • Pink Ginger
  • Mixers
  • Ginger Ale
  • Tonic Water/Light Tonic Water
  • Rose Lemonade
  • Curiosity Cola
  • Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water
  • Valencian Orange Tonic Water
  • Connoisseurs Tonic Water
  • Pink Rhubarb Tonic Water
  • Oriental Yuzu Tonic
  • Tropical Soda
  • Elderflower & Rose Tonic
  • Craft beer
  • Hollows & Fentimans Alcoholic Ginger Beer
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