Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Cackalacky is a ginger pale ale brewed in Duke country--Durham, North Carolina--by Fullsteam Brewery. According to the aesthetically engaging 355mL can, the stuff contains 5% alcohol, is brewed with ginger, and should be both "hoppy" and "zippy".

Largely clear and moderately carbonated, Cackalacky poured with a respectable measure of off-white head. Perhaps not shockingly, it's nose displayed a lot of ginger heat, alongside a tinge of hops bounty. Spicy yet crisp, Cackalacky is among the best ginger-infused beers I've tried--not a ginger beer, but a beer brewed with ginger--important distinction. There is still a pretty decent ale profile in this stuff, though not as much as I'd have liked.

Cackalacky was better than a one off novelty flavored beer, though not likely something I'd buy with any degree of regularity. If I'm looking for a ginger kick, give me a dark and stormy or a rye and ginger any day.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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