Monday, November 25, 2013

Pop Shoppe Root Beer

The Pop Shoppe Root Beer reminds me when I was a kid.  Back home, we had Pic-A-Pop ... For some reason this design and such kind of reminded me of my childhood soda... Taste-wise, this one has a nice balance of spice and maybe a bit on the sweet side.   


Burp Rating:  7 / 10












Found in the following locations:

Food Mart Express - Laurier/Kent (Ottawa, ON)
Sugar Mountain
Thyme and Again

Cariboo Root Beer

Cariboo root beer is an interesting brew that I picked up recently in the Ottawa area.  0.5% alcohol?!?  Really?  Hmmm.  This root beer has some kick.  Spiced very nicely.  An above average soda but not quite a perfect score for me.  

Burp Rating:  8 / 10















Found in the following locations:

Grace in the Kitchen -  Kanata, Ontario

Appalachian Root Beer

Appalachian Root Beer was brought to me by my friend and colleague, V.P.  Very special thanks to him for bringing me a 6 pack of this brew from Philadelphia, PA.  

Brewed by the Appalachian Brewery Company (ABC) sweetened with honey (Pasha Bear approves!), this root beer packs a real big punch with a perfect balance of spice and sweetness!  I had to force myself to drink this one slowly.  I savored every swig.   I'm going to have to ration the remaining bottles.  ABC, thanks so much for an amazing root beer! (Pasha Bear says thanks too)

Burp Rating:  10 / 10

Harvey and Vern's Root Beer

Harvey and Vern's Root Beer is an Ottawa locally brewed root beer by Kichesippi Brewery.    I was anticipating the arrival of this being from Ottawa and all.   Taste-wise, I found this soda above average but it didn't provide me with a sense of urgency to go out and buy more.  

Burp Rating:  6 / 10












Found in the following Ottawa area locations:

Grace in the Kitchen -  Kanata, Ontario
Piggy Market - Westboro (Ottawa, Ontario)
Metro - In the Glebe (Ottawa, Ontario)
Top of the Hill Bakery in Orléans
Top of the Hill Bakery in Orléans
Top of the Hill Bakery - Orleans, Ontario
Top of the Hill Bakery in Orléans
Top of the Hill Bakery in Orléans

Friday, November 22, 2013

GuS Dry Root Beer

GuS - Grown-up Soda Dry Root Beer :  I found this one at Grace in the Kitchen in Kanata, Ontario.   This one is 100% natural and contains no caffeine or preservatives.   I wish I could say I enjoyed this one, but I guess my taste buds just could not reach a liking to it.  I tasted the pure sparkling water with the birch oil / vanilla / clove flavoring but just didn't gain an appreciation for it.  

Burp Rating:  4 / 10











Found in the following locations:

Grace in the Kitchen - Kanata, Ontario

Johnnie Ryan Root Beer

While on a recent trip down to Kingston, Ontario I found Johnnie Ryan Root Beer at Harper's Burger Bar on Princess Street.   I didn't have time to sit down and eat a meal but stopped in to buy a couple bottles before heading home.  Some day I would like to eat at Harper's as the food looked and smelled delicious!  

This root beer comes from Niagra Falls, NY and is sweetened with cane sugar.  I enjoyed it and found it above average.   It might need a bit more of a spice kick.

Burp Rating:  7 / 10








Found in the following locations:

Harper's Burger Bar - Kingston, Ontario