After the Great Nuclear War, Beverage Production and Consuption was drastically altered.
Coca Cola, commonly known as Coke, was introduced to the Philippines when the Americans ruled the country from 1900 to 1945. It has been seen as a symbol of American culture among Filipinos. There were multiple factories spread out within the archipelago so the destruction of Manila did not affect operations. Filipino industrial engineers were able to reverse engineer the formula, hence continuing Coke's legacy in the country.
Coconut Wine, locally called tuba, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from Coconut fruits. In Leyte, the red tubâ is aged with the tan bark for up to six months to two years, until it gets dark red and tapping its glass container gives a sound that does not suddenly stop.
San Miguel Beer is the oldest beer brand in the country, dating back to Spanish colonial times. It is a famous drink throughout the country which is found mostly during times of celebration. With the destruction of Manila in 1962, some San Miguel factories were destroyed but others that were scattered throughout the Philippines continued on with production. Hence, this is why the beer survived and is still famous among Filipinos today.
Locally known as basi, it is is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane produced in the Philippines and Guyana. Basi is the local beverage of Ilocos in northern Luzon in San Ildefonso where it has been consumed since before the Spanish conquest. In the Philippines, commercial basi is produced by first crushing sugarcane and extracting the juice. The juice is boiled in vats and then stored in earthen jars. Once the juice has cooled, flavorings made of ground glutinous rice and duhat (java plum) bark or other fruits or barks is added. The jars are then sealed with banana leaves and allowed to ferment for several years. The resulting drink is pale red in color. If fermented longer, it turns into suka or vinegar.
After the War, large scale production of drinks became difficult, apart from in the largest industrial cities. At the same time, many water sources around the nation were contaminated or deemed not safe for consumption, meaning that, as in the Medieval Era, many began drinking alcoholic drinks, such as Beer, which were deemed safe.
In addition to small breweries, especially in towns, many began brewing in their homes. Being ready within a fortnight, various Cordials and Ginger Beers began to be produced. At the same time, beers and ciders were produced by many. Whilst to not such a great extent, due to longer times, many made wines, often using blackberries, plums and ginger.
With the collapse of international trade, Black Tea, the traditional drink of Britain, became rare. As such, other types of tea began to become commonplace, often brewing Nettles or other wild flowers. With the slow beginnings of the return of international trade, some tea, as well as coffee, has begun to be imported, though this tends to be quite expensive, and considered to be a luxury.
In the Belt, very few alcoholic beverages remained in industrial production; and many began home brewing or small-time brewing once again. As such, home brewing is not illegal in nearly every Belt Nation.
Cordials are a common household beverage, as drinking water is often not safe. Such cordials are usually made of apple, peach, and pear.
Popular alcoholic beverages include Perry, Peach Wine, Mead, and Beer. With hops production nearly disappearing post-war, many beers are flavored with wormwood or aromatic herbs such as Indian Ginger. Very few drinks are distilled, the main exception being the ever-popular Moonshine, specifically White Lightning, an corn based beverage containing 80% alcohol. While often drank, White Lightning is also used as a disinfectant, and to produce other more illicit substances such as Sandman.
Among the semi-nomadic Moors, most varieties of alcohol are no longer produced. Instead, a fermented beverage called máme meux /mɑmə məʊ̯ʔ/ "Mothers Milk", made from goat's milk, yeast, and sugar. The resulting beverage is only mildly alcoholic, and used to ensure sanitation; it can, however, be made into a harder beverage with Freeze Distillation. The beverage is commonly produced in horse-hide or cow-hide containers, over the course of hours or a day, aided by agitation (similar to churning butter).
In Colorado, a regional beverage called Cool-aid (not related to the pre-war beverage) is prepared by steeping red currants and raspberries in cold water, and is commonly enjoyed by most. Some popular forms of tea include Bergamont, Mormon Tea, and Yarrow.
In terms of alcohol, the most common kind of drink is Colorado's regional ale, made from wheat and wormwood. In addition, there are distilled liquors made from the Prickly Pear Cactus and Wheat Whiskey (commonly called Wheatsky).
In the Deep South, the most common non-alcoholic beverage is Coca Tea, drank for it's uses as s stimulant and for nutritious purposes. Beyond this, "Sun Tea", a concoction of lemongrass and rose-hips steeped in water left in the sun, is also popular.
Billy Beer is an alcoholic beverage from the New Dixie brewery of the same name. Billy Beer founded by Billy Carter, the younger brother to New Dixie President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Carter opened the brewery in 1977 with hopes of capitalizing on his brother’s popularity as president. When Billy Carter died in 1988, his brewery was inherited by his wife Sybil Spires Carter. Billy Beer is sold in New Dixie and its neighboring states, making it one of the most profitable breweries in the post WWIII world.
Billy Beer, the Beer of the Presidents - is the current slogan of Billy Beer.
Coca Cola has remnants found among the survivor states of the Deep South. Some survivor states have managed to reverse engineer the drink.