Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rivermen Brewing Company Root Beer

Rivermen Brewing Company is located in Belmont, North Carolina. They are a somewhat new addition to the brewing world. They opened their doors in May of 2015. The idea for this brewery started with four fishing buddies with a dream. The more fishing trips they took the more ideas they developed for opening their own brewery. I'm grateful they decided to offer a bottled root beer so soon after opening. Their root beer is handcrafted and is sweetened with pure sugar cane. Their brew is thick and creamy and sports a large head. It has a very rooty foundation with vanilla undertones. I'm also detecting some small traces of liquorice root and some wintergreen. The finish is extremely smooth and creamy.I'm quite pleased! Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame! 9/10.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Crown Brewing Root Beer

Crown Brewing was founded in 2008 and is located in Crown Point, Indiana. The "Crown" name was brought back to life. Crown Brewing closed in 1916, which was quite prominent in the early 1900's. They decided to have a craft soda festival and thought this would be the perfect stage to introduce their bottled root beer. This is a big deal to me because most breweries just offer soda on tap. They went all out on this label. It's very colorful and commands attention. A decent head was built as I pored this brew into my trusty mug. Nothing really is jumping out at me here. It is very smooth has a creamy mouth feel to it. They sweeten their sodas with the finest raw sugar cane and even use water from Lake Michigan. I'm really enjoying the wintergreen and and vanilla, which really make themselves known in the finish. One thing is for sure....this is a solid root beer! 8.5/10.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Planet Brewery Draft Root Beer

New Planet Brewing Company is located in Boulder, Colorado. They have distinguished themselves by being the first to offer a line of reduced and gluten free beers. There are numerous people who are sensitive to gluten and this now gives them a safe way to enjoy a cold tasty beer. Bravo New Planet!! Their root beer is also gluten free and also very delicious! It is also rather unique! It has a lighter core...as far as a traditional sassafras flavor goes, It's maybe a little on the sweet side, but is also rather creamy. It's very smooth and lightly carbonated too. The head had a little life to it and provided a creamy top. The finish is rather intriguing and impressive. It's kind of hard to place, but it's almost like vanilla, chocolate, and coconut have combined forces here. It works. Yummy! Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame!! 9.5/10.

Red Hare Brewing Company Root Beer

Red Hare Brewing Company is located in Marietta, Georgia. Red Hare started out as a basement brewery. They received such rave reviews they decided to open to the public. Red Hare opened for business in 2011. They are the first brewery in Georgia to can their beers and you can now find their products in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Like many of the great breweries out there...they decided to offer a root beer as a non-alcoholic option for their patrons. I've heard their root beer has been well received and will soon be available in cans. (I'm crossing my fingers they bottle their root beer in at-least 22oz  bombers too...not a big fan of cans) You can also purchase kegs directly from the brewery. Now on to the review.....shall we? It definitely starts out a little spicy with traces of wintergreen. It has a nice rooty core that cannot be ignored.  The finish gives way to more of a creamy vanilla flavor. I'm very impressed on the sweetness and carbonation levels...impeccable in my opinion. They use pure sugar cane as their main sweeter, which never disappoints. The head could use some work, but that's mostly just for show! Welcome to Brad's Brew of Fame! 9/10.