root beers

Dad’s Root Beer

about 24 years ago I went to Canada with my then girlfriend and bought a bottle of Dad’s Root Beer. I reviewed it shortly after and have had some Dad’s in the intervening years but never checked the ingredients until recently. they are not hugely different, cane sugar instead of just sugar, and no citric …

americana root beer bottle
root beers

Americana Root Beer

americana root beer bottle

yup, they have changed their recipe and name as well. gone are all of the interesting seeming ingredients like extracts of vanilla, licorice and sassafras root bark, which could actually be included in the ‘natural flavors’ thing, but i’d imagine you’d point those out, or continue to do so and not removed them from the …

root beers

Hippo Size Jumbo Root Beer

the second of the Hippo Size beverages i have sampled. hopefully it stacks up well against the birch beer which was reasonably solid. again, proclaiming it “Since 1927” is quite misleading in my mind as it was not made for a good quarter century or so between when it started and when it was revived …

root beers

O-So Good Vanilla Butterscotch Root Beer

i am always a little leery of drinks that says things like “Since 1946” on them like this one does. i mean, ok, maybe it was made initially in 1946 and then abandoned for many years until 2013 when Orca brought it back, or at least brought the name back. this soda was not made …

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Old Red Eye Root Beer

from what i can tell in my googling of this brand, they were around from the late 40s until the 60s in the Colorado area. their soda was caffeinated although this one is not. there was never any relation to “Red Eye” soda which was out of Maryland in the 70s. i suppose this was …