Monday, June 15, 2015

Doggone Good Soda Company Butterscotch Root Beer

This is yet another tasty treat from the Doggone Good Soda Company, which is located in Orange, California. This is their Butterscotch Root Beer and boy it was yummy! I would say this very close to being equal parts root beer and butterscotch. I mean that most of the Butterscotch Root Beers are 80% butterscotch and are extremely on the sweet side. This brew was not overly sweet, which made it exceptional and unique. It's still creamy butterscotch goodness with a solid sassafras core with touches of vanilla mixed in. The head was more than adequate and the finish is just a creamy butterscotch utopia. Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame!! 9/10.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Garrison Brewing Company "Cannonball Root Beer"

Cannonball Root Beer is brewed and bubbled by The Garrison Brewing Company, which is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. GBC opened up shop back in 1997. The Canadian Root Beer King and I have been trying to get this brew for almost 2 years now...one of his friends came through and now we can finally give this root beer a try. This brew is somewhat bold and rather rooty. It has a nice spicy bite, which includes some wintergreen and licorice root, I believe. The head is quite stout and plentiful, which lasts almost the whole drinking experience. This is very good stuff, but just not quite unique enough to be considered great. 8.5/10

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Doggone Good Soda Company Root Beer

Doggone Good Soda Company is located in Orange, California. Although, they've only been around a few years....they're starting to gain notice in the craft soda world. Doggone is a father and son company,which specializes in fresh soda and uniqueness. They hand bottle all their sodas to ensure maximum quality. They also offer custom labels for whatever occasion needs to be celebrated. I got one of their 22oz flip top bottles, which has been wax sealed. Very Neat! Their root beer has a more traditional flavor with light notes of vanilla coming to the surface. It's rather crisp and refreshing....as I find myself drinking rather quickly. This brew even sports a nice head and maybe shows off a little bit. These are the companies we need to make sure get our support! This a very solid brew! 8.5/10.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Indian Wells Brewing Co "Special Reserve" Root Beer

Indian Wells Brewing Company is located in Inykern, California. They tapped their first keg back in 1995 and have been going strong ever since. All their beers and sodas use pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring. This company is also the maker of Death Valley Soda, which is also very popular. First, check out this cool 22 oz bottle and their elegant label. They also seal each Special Reserve bottle with candle wax. Too Cool! This is one outstanding root beer. The ingredient list includes: Sarsaparilla, birch root, wintergreen, ginger, wild cherry bark, and licorice root. Of coarse, all their sodas are sweetened with pure sugar cane!!  The body is very intricate and has an infusion of flavor! I'm finding myself savoring every swallow. The body has strong traces of wintergreen, licorice, and sarsaparilla. You can also taste lighter notes of birch. The vanilla really shines in the finish and has compliments of wintergreen. The head on this brew is top notch just like this root beer. Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame! 10/10.

Uncle Scott's All Natural Root Beer

Uncle Scott's is a small and family owned root beer company. Uncle Scott's is brewed and bottled in Mooresville, North Carolina. You can order 6 packs through their website if you are not close to North Carolina. This root beer is rather complex and definitely full flavored. It has a rather interesting and intriguing ingredient list: Vanilla, natural caramel, cinnamon oil, wood extract, licorice root oil, anise oil, and natural gum arabic. The also use pure cane sugar as their sweetener. I surely taste the cinnamon and would say it's the dominant flavor. It's complimented by the anise and licorice, which are lighter in flavor. The finish is extreme cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. The cinnamon is just too much for my tastes. I truly believe if they toned down the cinnamon this would be an exceptional soda. Unfortunately, the head was lacking and basically non-existent too. This brew just needs a little more TLC. 7/10.