Raise your glass to Harry

  • Perfect pour: Bartender Iain Redford serves a draft pint of Harry’s Lager to Will Cox (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Perfect pour: Bartender Iain Redford serves a draft pint of Harry’s Lager to Will Cox (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Good catch: Harry’s Lager, with the distinctive Marlin logo, is now available in bottles and cans (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Good catch: Harry’s Lager, with the distinctive Marlin logo, is now available in bottles and cans (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Good catch: Harry’s Lager, with the distinctive Marlin logo, is now available in bottles and cans (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Good catch: Harry’s Lager, with the distinctive Marlin logo, is now available in bottles and cans (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


After a day spent diving off Bermuda, there’s nothing Harry Cox enjoyed more than a cold beer.

Now, his family have paid tribute to their late patriarch with the introduction of Harry’s Lager.

The crisp, well-balanced and flavourful pilsner is available on draft at Harry’s Restaurant, just off Pitts Bay Road, in bottles and cans at Miles Market, and in cans from Waterfront Marina, located at the western end of Barr’s Bay.

When he decided to create a bespoke beer for Harry’s Restaurant — opened in 2006 as a tribute to his late father, who died in 1997 — Will Cox approached a friend who runs an award-winning brewery in the Hudson River Valley, north of New York City.

“We had to decide whether to open a brewery ourselves or align with someone,” says Mr Cox.

“This was a more cost-effective way to do it, and a real tribute to dad.

“We thought it was important to recognise that part of his life.”

A marlin logo, a replica of the statue outside Harry’s, adorns cans and bottles.

“We are big catch-and-release fishermen,” Mr Cox says. “You’ll notice there is no hook in the mouth.”

During the two years it took to develop the product, the micro beer market exploded, Mr Cox said.

“Beer has turned into a big part of what Harry’s is,” he says. “We have six drafts that change every two weeks depending on seasonality.

“We work to have drafts no one else on the island has, and import them ourselves.”

Harry’s Lager, of course, will be a constant on tap — and already, it’s proving popular.

“People are coming in and asking for a pint of Harry’s, and coming back again and again,” Mr Cox says.

“A Harry’s draft at the end of the day in the summertime — well, you can’t go too far wrong with a pilsner.”

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Published Jun 3, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm)

Raise your glass to Harry

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