We’re obsessed with ginger beer. What’s not to love about it? It tastes great, has the perfect amount of fizziness, and there are no hangovers...ever! Whether you drink ginger beer by itself or you combine it with other mixers, there is no doubt about it: Ginger beer is here to stay.
So, which ginger beers are the best? When you’re shopping in the store or online, it can be overwhelming to choose a ginger beer since there are so many to choose from. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a little list to help you differentiate the different brands from each other.
So, without further ado, here’s our definitive ranking of the best ginger beer brands.
Drinking a Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer is a truly original experience that you aren’t going to want to miss. The beer is made up of a three-ginger blend that hails from the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Cochin. Fever-Tree also has the added benefit of possessing zero artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or flavorings. This brand can be combined with spirits or enjoyed by itself.
One thing to note: you’ll feel a warmth at the back of your throat when you drink it, thanks to the three-ginger blend. Yes, please!
Reed’s is a truly unique ginger beer experience in that it has a Jamaican-style flavor twist to it. Reed’s uses real ginger, lime juice, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple to craft its distinctive flavor...and boy oh boy, is this ever a flavor to remember!
Reed’s has a variety of different spice levels for ginger beer aficionados: original, extra, and strongest. Reed’s is best enjoyed by itself but is also an excellent companion for any whiskey, vodka, rum, or bourbon drink.
Top Hat Ginger Beer Craft Concentrate is a great choice for those individuals who love ginger beer so much that they always want to have it on hand. This craft concentrate is combined with sparkling water or soda to create the desired ginger beer effect. After it’s combined, it can be mixed with spirits or consumed by itself.
The concentrate is also healthy since it contains antioxidants and vitamin C. You mean to say that we can drink ginger beer and be healthy? Um, no brainer!
Other Brands We Love
We’re obsessed with Barritt’s nostalgic packaging, but that’s not the only reason we love it. We love Barritt’s because it’s a delicious, family-owned, ginger beer brand that originated in Bermuda. Barritt’s also makes an excellent zesty addition to any cocktail.
True Roots is one of the most refreshing ginger beers on this list, as it’s made from cold-pressed Fiji ginger juice, pure cane sugar, fresh California lime juice, and a secret blend of spices. True Roots can be mixed with your favorite spirit or enjoyed straight up. Um, why not both?!
Cawston Press has a unique spin on ginger beer by utilizing an unlikely ingredient: pressed apples. Yes, that’s right...apples! You see, Cawston Press doesn’t use any added sugars in its ginger beers, so it utilizes the natural sweetness of apples instead. The apples are combined with ginger extract and sparkling water to make one delicious
Ever wanted to feel like royalty while you’re sipping on ginger beer? Look no further than Royalty Ginger Beer! Hailing from Great Britain, Royalty Ginger Beer makes a delicious Moscow Mule or a Dark n’ Stormy. Hey, anything that’ll help us feel like we’re royalty, right?
Um, you had us at mango ginger beer. As if you needed any more reason to drink Brooklyn Crafted Mango Ginger Beer, feast on these nuggets of information— Brooklyn Crafted Mango Ginger Beer is vegan, kosher, and utilizes all-natural ingredients. This drink is great on its own, but it also pairs well with orange juice for a delicious, fruity mimosa mocktail. Yes, please!
Oh, Zevia, we love you. Zevia Mixer Ginger Beer is a ginger beer mixer with zero sugar and zero calories. It’s meant to be mixed with other spirits to deliver that spicy, ginger kick that we all love and crave. In addition to having zero sugar and zero calories, Zevia Mixer Ginger Beer is also gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and contains no caramel color. We’ll mix to that!
Bette Jane’s is a delicious ginger beer brand that describes itself as being “bold and balanced...spicy, and not too sweet.” Made up of lemon, ginger, and pure cane sugar...we completely agree with that! Oh, and Bette Jane’s has a philanthropic bonus, too. Proceeds from every Bette Jane’s bottle sold will go to families affected by breast cancer or breast cancer research. Do you mean to say that we can do good while drinking something good? Yes, please!
So, there you have it! Our definitive ranking of the best ginger beer brands. Now, how will you ever choose? Hmm, sounds like a lot of taste testing is in your future...you’re welcome!