Avery’s Gold Coin Sarsaparilla

Ah! Avery changed their recipe! or at least their ingredients, which is basically the same isn’t it? or at least half of it, probably like 80% or so. now it has pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup/sugar and other stuff is mixed up in the list. the color of this still kind of bothers …

Castle Beverages Birch Beer

I was a little bit sad about this beverage. it is one i have been after for a while, they are based less then three hours from me but I had never really headed in that direction for sodas. they were really one of those old time bottlers, bottling in gorgeous glass bottles for many …

root beers

Sycamore Drive-In Root Beer

Another stop on my Connecticut root beer quest with my friend Michael in tow. Previous to this we tried, very unsuccessfully to obtain some Freaky Dog sodas. on their website they have a list of who, supposedly, carries their stuff. we went to about six places, most had ever even heard of the brand, one …

Blackie’s Hot Dog Stand Birch Beer

for years i have semi-planned to do a Connecticut root beer trip with two of my best friends. one lived in Boston, one in Brooklyn and me in NJ, it made sense to meet up and get some good sodas. we has done a similar quest in New York City a few years ago which …

Avery’s Birch Beer

it is sort of strange, when i know a soda is out there and not all that hard to get sometimes, i just don’t get it. this one for instance i had actually gotten, then a guest at my house drank it, not knowing the universal rule that the right side of the fridge is …