Root Beer

Behold my great root beer collection. I have 152 to date and will post photos of each bottle along with my critique of each as new ones come into my possession. This experiment was prompted after snagging 43 new bottles all at once in Seattle, and is a work in progress so check back to see what’s new!



1 – Unhappy taste buds

2 – Okay but would not buy again

3 – Pretty good but nothing exciting

4 – Delicious and worthy

5 – Get your hands off my root beer!

Listed in alphabetical order:

A&W Root Beer

A&W Root Beer Float

Abita Root Beer

AJ Stephans Root Beer

  • Mild root beer flavor, vanilla, good foam
  • Rating: 3

Always Ask for Avery’s Root Beer

Americana Root Beer

Anchor Ginger Root Beer

Anchor Ginger RB

  • More prominent root flavor, tangy, creamy
  • Rating: 4

Appalachian Brewing Co.

Archer Farms Sarsaparilla

Baron’s Sassparilla

Barons Sass

  • Resembles creamy cola, no foam
  • Rating: 4

Barq’s Root Beer

Barrel Brothers Root Beer

Baumeister Root Beer

Baumeister RB

  • Bite, seltzer water undertone
  • Rating: 3

Bawl’s Root Beer

Belkin Family Lookout Farm Root Beer

Berghoff Root Beer

Boom Chugga Lugga Cherry Root Beer

Boston Tower Root Beer

Boylan Bottleworks

Brownie Caramel Cream Root Beer

Bull Dog


Capone Root Beer

  • strong root beer flavor, tangy start, creamy finish
  • Rating: 4

Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer

Cardullo’s Root Beer


Cheers Boston (w/o cap)

Chowning’s Tavern

Cicero Beverage Co. Salted Caramel Root Beer

Columbia Soda Works Sarsaparilla

  • Creamy, bit of licorice flavor
  • Rating: 4

Cool Mountain Root Beer

Cott (w/o cap)

Crater Lake Root Beer

Crater Lake RB

  • Bite, hint of vanilla, creamy
  • Rating: 4

Dachshunds Root Beer

Dachshunds RB

  • Vanilla flavor, smooth
  • Rating: 4


Dang! Butterscotch Root Beer

  • butterscotch, smooth, creamy
  • Rating: 4

Dang! Root Beer

Death Valley Root Beer

Deerfield Trading Company

Dog n Suds Root Beer

Dominion Root Beer

Dorothoy’s Isle of Pines

Dougie Dog Butterscotch Root Beer

Dougie Dog Butterscotch RB

  • Caramel, crisp yet creamy due to caramel
  • Rating: 5

Druthers Black Cow Vanilla Crème Root Beer

Earp’s Original Sarsparilla

Eric’s Famous Energy Root Beer

Eric's Famous RB

  • Butterscotch, creamy soda flavor, bits floating around (ginseng)
  • Rating: 3



Filbert’s Root Beer

Filberts RB

  • Caramel-vanilla flavor
  • Rating: 4


Fiz Root Beer

Fizzy Izzy Root Beer

Flathead Lake Monster

Foxon Park Root Beer

  • Full bodied flavor, rich, creamy, smooth
  • Rating: 5


Frostie Vanilla

Frostop Root Beer

Gale’s Root Beer

Gene Autry Root Beer

Gene Autry RB

  • A little bite, very foamy, but less of a root beer flavor
  • Rating: 3

Gianni’s Root Beer

Goose Island

Grand Teton Brewing Co. Root Beer

Grand Teton RB

  • Classic flavor
  • Rating: 4

Gus Dry Root Beer

Gus Dry RB

  • Root beer flavored sparkling water, bite, slight after taste, not very sweet (although stated on bottle)
  • Rating: 1


Health Valley

Henry Weinhard’s

Hosmer Root Beer

Hosmer RB

  • Rich, creamy, smooth, and a heavy root beer flavor.
  • Rating: 5

Hummingbird Hill Root Beer

Hummingbird Hill RB

  • Flat, smells better than taste, creamy with a little bite
  • Rating: 2

Hummingbird Hill Sarsaparilla

Hummingbird Hill Sass

  • Flat, tangy, lacking overall (Peabody thought it had a barleywine flavor)
  • Rating: 2

IBC Root Beer

Il Forno Root Beer

Iron Horse Root Beer

Iron Horse RB

  • Caution! open over sink-super carbonated, bite, slight beer/yeast flavor
  • Rating: 2

Jackson Hole Buckin’ Root Beer

Jackson Hole Snake River Sarsaparilla

Jacksonville General Store Root Beer

Joe Wold’s Root Beer

Jones Soda Company Root Beer

Judge Wapner Root Beer

Judge Wapner RB

  • Slightly flat, creamy, flavor on front but not end
  • Rating: 3

Junior Johnson

Killebrew Root Beer

Killebrew RB

  • Flat, spicy, creamy
  • Rating: 3

Kutztown Root Beer

Lost Trail Root Beer

Lost Trail Sarsaparilla

Maine Root Beer

Maine Sarsaparilla

Manhattan Special Sarsaparilla

Margo’s Dark Root Beer

Mason’s Root Beer

Mercury Brewing Company

Mom’s Root Beer

Mom's RB

  • Zestier, bite
  • Rating: 3

Napa Valley Soda Company

Natural Brew

Nello’s Café Root Beer

O-So Butterscotch Root Beer

  • Butterscotch, cream soda flavor more than root beer, more fizzy than foamy
  • Rating: 3

Old Town Root Beer Company Sarsaparilla

Old Town Root Beer Company Root Beer

Olde Brooklyn

Oogave Root Beer

Ozark Mountain Root Beer

Ozark Mtn RB

  • Full flavor, creamy with a little bite
  • Rating: 4

Pirate’s Keg (w/o cap)

Point Premium Root Beer

Point RB

  • Creamy with a little bite, a little malt
  • Rating: 5

Polar Classics

Quaker Steak & Lube (w/o cap)

Red Arrow Root Beer

River City Root Beer

  • Bite, full bodied flavor, rich, creamy, smooth
  • Rating: 5

Rock It

Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float

Rocky Mountain Root Beer

Rocky Mtn RB

  • Flat, hint of vanilla, smooth
  • Ratings: 3

Route 66


Sandwich Works

Saranac Root Beer

Sea Dog Root Beer

Shipwreck Soda “The Nordmeer” Root Beer

Sioux City Root Beer

Sioux City Sarsaparilla

Sparky’s Root Beer


Spring Grove Root Beer

Squamscot Root Beer

Squamscot RB

  • Similar bite to Barq’s, no flavor on back end
  • Rating: 3

Steaz Green Tea Soda

Stewart’s Root Beer

Stone Cellar Root Beer

  • Clear color, weak flavor, and a bit flat tasting
  • Rating: 2

The Edge Olde No. 43 Root Beer

The Pop Shoppe Root Beer

Thomas Kemper

Tommy’s Naked Soda

Tower Root Beer

Tower RB

  • Slightly creamy, slightly tangy, hint of licorice
  • Rating: 3

Trader Joes’ Vintage Root Beer

Triple XXX Root Beer

Triple XXX RB

  • Creamy, sweet
  • Rating: 4

Tyler the Kid Sarsaparilla

Tyler The Kid Sass

  • Creamy, cinnamon finish
  • Rating: 4

Uncle Scott’s Root Beer


Virgil’s Root Beer

Virgil’s Special Edition Bavarian Nutmeg ROot Beer

Waialua Soda Works

Way 2 Cool

Wellfleet Marketplace Root Beer

Yacht Club

Yacht Club Sarsaparilla

Zuberfizz Root Beer

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