National Drink a Beer Day: Ginger Beer Edition


We'd be lying if we said we think it's a coincidence that National Drink a Beer Day landed on a Friday. To us it appears to be the perfect excuse to take off of work early and make a run to the nearest happy hour to raise a glass in its honor and celebrate. But before you reach for your typical brew on September 28, do yourself a favor and grab a Barritt's Ginger Beer to try out one of these beer-infused recipes instead. After all, a "pitcher" perfect weekend begins and ends with a ginger beer in hand.

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Ginger Beer Shandy Float via Better Homes & Gardens


3 tbsp. Crystallized ginger, chopped 

60 oz. Fruity wheat beer

4 c. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Vanilla ice cream

Lemon wheels


Muddle crystallized ginger in a large pitcher. Add in the wheat beer and Barritt's Ginger Beer, stirring to combine. Distribute between glasses and top each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with lemon slices and a straw.


Stormy IPA via From Play Dates to Parties


12 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

12 oz. Titan IPA

3 oz. Dark rum

1/2 Lime, juiced

Lime wheels


Equally divide Barritt's Ginger Beer and Titan IPA between two glasses. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine rum and lime juice. Strain into the glasses and garnish with a lime.

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