October Ale 2 cups ginger beer or ginger ale 1 cup grape juice 1 teaspoon sugar (omit if using ginger ale) Combine all ingredients and serve chilled. In the novels the characters refer to October Ale as a beer that's brewed and takes several months to ferment. The recipe book is aimed at children and they came up with a non-alcoholic drink for the name. I found it refreshing, my wife thought it tasted weird. If I make it again, I'll re-name it to something more appropriate, October Fizz perhaps.