I wondered what the difference between ginger ale and ginger beer is. Got this from Huff Post
"The big difference between ginger beer and ginger ale is that ginger beer is brewed (fermented) but ginger ale is just carbonated water that’s been flavored with ginger. Today’s brewed ginger beers are categorized as non-alcoholic drinks because their alcohol content is less than 0.5 percent, which meets FDA requirements."
So is what you make at home brewed if you just "condition" it to carbonate?
BTW I like Gosling's in a Moscow mule.