birch beers

Empire Bottling Works Birch Beer

Somehow this drink eluded me for many years. it was based not THAT far away so i always thought i’d find it somewhere at some point. that is not a very safe or good way to think since so many companies don’t last. it has been over 11 years since i reviewed the first thing i found from them, their root beer, so to me it is surprising that i never did get this until now. via trade it is now mine though and will shortly cross my lips! I like this style of bottle, the shorter, slightly squatter sort of deal and their design works well with it although it is a bit generic. no matter in the end as look as it is good.
this soda is in fact very tasty. it is not quite as wintergreen as i hope for in a clear/white birch beer, but it is still very crisp and refreshing. as i have probably mentioned before in a white birch beer review, them being pretty rare makes ones that is the expected norm is still an exceptional thing so it rates more highly than a root beer that fits in with the expected norm. or maybe because the norm for root beers is more along the lines of A&W or Barqs which are indeed mediocre whereas the norm for a clear birch is maybe Pennsylvania Dutch’s clear birch. hhhmmm, i wonder what is the biggest seller in white birch? i really don’t know. there is not a company i see all the time really. maybe Simpson Springs even, they seem to have solid distribution. the focus here though is this drink! the carbonation reminds me a bit more of a seltzer than I’d like. it is just more tingly and stinging than I prefer. but not so much so that it wrecks the drink for me.

Anthony’s Rating: 84
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Type: White Birch Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: NY, RI, online

Obtained in:
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 120 Sodium: 10mg
Carbs: 30g Sugar: 30g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients:natural artesian spring water, made with 100% cane sugar, natural and/pr artificial flavor extracts, citric acid, sodium benzoate

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  1. Ed Keen says:

    I sell quite a bit of Foxon Park regular and diet white birch beer. I think I now sell over 15 birch beers.

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