History of Barritts Bermuda Ginger Beer

Barritts Bermuda GingerHAMILTON – If you want a taste of Bermuda anytime, there is Barritts Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer.

Barritts, founded by William John Barritt in 1874, was originally a dry grocer on Front & King Streets in Hamilton, bottling mineral water into Barritt’s Ginger Beer.

His son Jno. Barritt took over the business, and it is still in the family, becoming John Barritt & Son in 1903. The beer is produced on Verdmont Road in Smith’s Parish.

It’s one of the great Bermuda brands and one of an increasing number of ginger products in the U.S.

Read our previous post, Bermuda Fans Miss Trimingham’s.

About the Author

  • Garland Pollard

    Garland Pollard is publisher/editor of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website BrandlandUSA.com has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands. He has decades of experience across all media, including newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and the web.


  1. Where can I buy Barritt’s Ginger Beer in the city of Richmond, Virginia

  2. We love BARRITTS. Write soon. EB

  3. Just returned from my 61st trip (but who’s counting), to BDA. I love Barritt’s Ginger Beer. However, I found this website looking for a candy that I bought in Bermuda several years ago that I’ve never seen since. A hard blackcurrent-flavored shell covered a soft interior of… liquorice. My friends and I loved them. What were they? Where did they go?

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