Monday, September 22, 2014

Ozark Mountain Root Beer

Ozark Mountain was given to me by my root beer friend in Ohio, Brad.  It is brewed by the fine folks at Ozark Mountain Bottleworks in Branson, Missouri.

This brew is outstanding!   It has a decent head to it and as I told Brad, it tries to stick around to the bitter end and trust me it was a really bitter end knowing I had no more of this one. :'(  It is so creamy and I think I tasted some wintergreen, vanilla and caramel along with the sarsaparilla flavour.  A perfect mix and I was so disappointed when I finished the bottle that I had no more.  

Burp Rating: 10 / 10

Anchor Ginger Root Beer

I found Anchor Ginger Root Beer here in Ottawa at HomeSense of all places.  It is brewed by the Orca Beverage Soda Works company in Mukilteo, WA.

The label says "As a tribute to all the Sea Dogs and Scallywags looking for adventure on the high seas. Anchor has the sweet rich taste of root beer with a soothing touch of ginger to help keep you sailing all day. Enjoy!"  Sweetened with cane sugar and that added hit of ginger made me thoroughly enjoy this one. The head was okay but not great.  

Burp Rating:  9 / 10

Friday, September 19, 2014

Towne Club Root Beer

I found Towne Club root beer in a downtown Detroit, MI convenience store.  According to Wiki, "The Towne Club brand is now controlled by Intrastate Distributors, Inc., known as IDI, Inc."  

Some interesting history on Wikipedia on this one "It was owned and operated by Harold Samhat. The company first started selling its pop in the mid-1960s in its own retail outlets in Detroit, known as "pop centers". It was an affordable alternative to bigger brands such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and often sold well in Detroit's poorer neighborhoods."

I found it quite average. 

Burp Rating: 5 / 10

Old Towne Root Beer

I found Old Towne Root Beer in a convenience in downtown Detroit, MI.  For 69 cents and in a plastic bottle, I wasn't expecting a lot from this one. :)

It's very generic but I had to try it.  Average.  Enough said.

Burp Rating:  5 / 10

Spring Lake Root Beer

Spring Lake Root Beer is another brew sent to me by my root beer buddy, Brad.

Spring Lake is brewed by Glewwe's Castle Brewery in Prior Lake, MN. 

The head on this brew is not bad.  Flavor profile-wise, there is a lot going on with this one.  HFCS and raw honey sweeten this one up.  I really enjoyed drinking this one.  It is definitely up there in ranks..but is it a 10 for me? I'm not sure.. I need another to confirm.. 

Burp Rating:  9 / 10

Hummingbird Hill Root Beer

Hummingbird Hill Root Beer is another brew that my root beer buddy, Brad, sent me.  It is made by Hummingbird Hill in Silverdale, WA.

The flavor profile is noticeable with the added caramel and vanilla.   I found that this brew didn't have a strong head.  I enjoyed this one -- it was above average but not a perfect brew.  I do love the label on this one though.

Burp Rating: 8 / 10