Bay Area Distributing, Craft Beer Guild Distributing, Pacific Beverage Co. and Delta Sierra Distributing are wholesale suppliers of ginger beer. Daytona Beverages, Cavalier Distributing Indiana and General Wholesale Beer Co. also supply ginger beer to wholesale buyers, as of November 2015.
Retail consumers can purchase a variety of bottled and canned ginger beer products at Trader Joe's, Walmart and other grocery stores. Ginger beer is also available online at Amazon.com.
Ginger beer and ginger ale are not the same. Alcoholic ginger beer originated in Victorian England. Alcohol-free ginger ale, as we know it today, was invented by a pharmacist in Canada in 1907, says About.com.