Month: November 2016

The Original Fireman’s Brew Root Beer

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Producer: Fireman’s Brew Inc., Inyokern, California
Obtained At: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store
Container: 12 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Natural Artesian Spring Water, Cane Sugar, Caramel Color, Natural Flavors, and Citric Acid
Calories: 180
Sugars: 45g
Caffeine: No

I’m nearing the end of my haul from the Big Yellow Barn, but I’m not at the end yet. This one is completely new to me, which is always a plus. I like the label. It has a fireman’s logo and has funny sayings such as “Extinguish Your Thirst” and “Ignite The Party.” The taste is good. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still really good.

7/10

Sprecher Root Beer

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Producer: Sprecher Brewing Co., Inc., Glendale, WI
Obtained At: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store
Container: 16 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Carbonated water, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, raw WI honey, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate (as a preservative), phosphoric acid, quillaia/yucca extract, sodium chloride, caramel color, vanilla
Calories: 120 (per 8 oz.)
Sugars: 26g (per 8 oz.)
Caffeine: No

I am from Wisconsin and used to drink this root beer all the time. But after moving to Connecticut, I don’t get to drink it as often, so I was glad to see it at the Big Yellow Barn. I have never seen this label before–the bottle I first kept for my collection was different–but this label has a Menards race car on it, which is funny because I used to work at Menards and drink this on my lunch. Anyway, on to the taste. The taste is really good and creamy. I have always liked this root beer and highly recommend it. It’s definitely in the upper echelon of root beers, but doesn’t crack into the best of the best.

8/10