Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DeadWorld Twilight Shuffler Root Beer

Twilight Shuffler is brought to you by the frightening folks over at DeadWorld Zombie Soda, which is owned by Caprice Brands LLC. Ground zero for this zombie soda infection is in Livonia, Michigan. All their sodas have all natural flavors with un-natural tastes.(Ha Ha) All of the companies soda names and characters are based off the cult favorite comic book series DeadWorld. The head on this brew is very frothy and has a little staying power. The flavor profile starts with very bold rootyness and also has a spicy core. I detect some licorice and strong notes of wintergreen. It's more of a darker brew! It's very crisp and refreshing. The finish is more spicy goodness with a solid bite. Welcome to Brad's Brew of  Fame!!! 9/10.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

55 Brand Root Beer

This one of a kind brew is specially made for Burger 55, which is located in Penticton, British Columbia. So yes, this brew has traveled a long journey to be with me today! Thank you again C.B. for being a stand up guy! In all the root beers I've tried, I'm still surprised I can be amazed by greatness. This brew is rather hard to describe because the flavor and spices are coming from all over the place! Also, it's unlike an craft root beer I've ever tasted before. To say this brew is unique or special is almost a disservice in some regards.  They use all natural ingredients that include: sarsaparilla root, hops, black strap molasses, ginger root, wild cherry bark, dandelion root, birch bark, juniper berries, cinnamon sticks, liquorice root, vanilla beans, and sweetened with organic cane sugar. Its mildly sweet, creamy, and has an impeccable carbonation level. This brew is the definition of "complex". Bravo!! Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame! 10/10

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wisco Pop! Root Beer

Wisco Pop! is a somewhat new company to the soda spectrum. They are based out of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Their soda is all natural, fresh, and handcrafted. Please don't be surprised when you see an expiration date because their contains no preservatives.They have been around a few years and started by just selling kegs of their soda to local establishments. I discovered them through their kick-starter campaign. They were trying to raise enough money in order to start bottling their sodas. They were successful and now all three of their flavors are available in glass bottles. (Root Beer, Ginger Brew, Cherry Bomb) Unfortunately, I had to get creative on obtaining this brew. The owners of Wisco Pop! were unaccommodating to say the least. All hard feeling aside...I am a professional here and have to maintain a certain level of integrity. 
The brew forms an adequate head and has a sweet herbal aroma to it. I would say this brew is very comparable to Tree Fort, for those who have tried it. Wisco Pop! uses wintergreen, sarsaparilla root, maple syrup, cloves, vanilla beans, molasses, cinnamon, and spearmint as ingredients in this brew. This is not going to be like your typical root beer but if you keep an open mind you may find it enjoyable. It is definitely a healthier option for those who have restrictions on their diet. Its very smooth and refreshing with a spicy aftertaste. Not bad! 7/10.