Why is it called beer? Simply because it was originally brewed like real beer. People appreciated its piquant and refreshing taste, particularly in America and in England, where it had been invented in the 19th century. The way it is being produced might have changed, its popularity though remains unchanged up to this very day. To avoid misunderstandings in Germany, the country of the Reinheitsgebot, this product is called Thomas Henry Ginger Beer. This fits even better: it is spicy indeed. However, it is not beer and does not contain alcohol. Not until it is being mixed with vodka or other spirits to create amazing drinks.