Not to be confused with the original, alcoholic version of ginger beer — or even ginger ale, for that matter — Barritts Ginger Beer ($40/24-pack) has been a Bermudan staple since 1874. It's made from pure cane sugar, and sports a ginger bite that makes it great by itself or in the elusive perfect Dark 'N' Stormy.
If you're interested in what beer was like before the 18th Amendment ruined a decade of baseball games and barbecue, get your hands on a pint of Batch 19. Based on a 91-year-old, pre-Prohibition recipe (and named for the year 1919, before Prohibition began), this new brew from Coors delivers a "bold, hoppy flavor that is surprisingly well balanced." Batch 19 is currently only available on draft in select speakeasy and saloon style bars in Chicago, San Fran, San Jose, Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee.
Give your BeerTender new life with the Newcastle DraughtKeg ($23). Like a portable English pub, the pressurized mini-keg serves up 10 pints of draught beer, and will stay fresh for 30 days with on-tap tastiness, just like the Heineken version.