Skip to content

The Root Beer Person Posts


Please wear a mask and follow common best practices in regard to this pandemic. From what I can tell in the root beer universe, Sprecher is beloved on the same level of Virgil’s. I’m not actually sure if Sprecher is as good as Virgil’s, yet, but I know that if there is the same level of adoration, then I’m in for a real treat. I’ve actually never seen Sprecher around here before, so I’m pretty lucky today. When I saw the bottle on the shelf of a local grocery, I didn’t even check out the price. I just bought it…

Leave a Comment

Blue Sky

Blue Sky has been recommended to me as the pinnacle of easily available, affordable root beer; gourmet without the scarcity, if you will. Well, I’ve been putting it off in favor of more obscure brews, but now I’m here to give it a try. As I’ve said in the past, I have a predisposition against canned root beers. Plus, based on past reviews that brand themselves as creamy, I feel like I’m in the right to be wary. Nevertheless, this is the most highly recommended brew, so I have to give it a fair shake. Okay, let’s go! Creamy Root…

Leave a Comment

Dr. Brown’s

If you’ve ever sat in a deli, especially in Michigan, you should be well acquainted with Dr. Brown’s; especially their black cherry pop. It’s absolutely fantastic, and one of the best pairings to a deli sandwich that I’ve ever come across. But, I haven’t really seen a root beer variant, so when I saw a can of Dr. Brown’s root beer sitting on the shelf, I bought it. I’ve never seen Dr. Brown’s bottled before, so the can will have to do. I will not be having a lovely deli sandwich while I review this root beer, but I will…

1 Comment


Today we’re delving into the world of canned root beer. Starting with Hansen’s. Generally speaking, I prefer root beer in a bottle. I think my aversion has something to do with how canned root beer is presented and sold. Canned drinks are generally sold together with soda pop, which means root beer is represented as nothing more than another flavor, next to cola or lemon lime. But root beer is its own genre of drink. It has a depth of history, and it’s (hopefully) brewed as a compilation of flavors, spices, and herbs, rather than chemically derives flavors. Plus, canned…