IBC Root Beer was launched in 1919 by the Griesedieck family, who formed with breweries in the St. Louis area as the Independent Breweries Company – which is what IBC stood for. It was developed as a non-alcoholic alternative during prohibition. The Kranzberg family purchased the trademark and increased distribution led to a growth in popularity in the 20s. In the 30s, they sold it to the National Bottling Company. In the 1970s, the drink was bought by Taylor Beverages, […]
Rocket Fizz’s The Wizard of Oz Cherry Cola features artwork that was used for covers of vinyl records from Little Golden Records, which specialized in children’s music. Their releases were distributed by Simon and Schuster, who also published the Little Golden Books series of children’s books at the time. Verse Music Group acquired their catalog in 2011 with plans to issue re-releases. Have you had this soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Intrastate Distributors produces the line of Frostie products, including Root Beer, which I reviewed on episode #118. This is Vanilla Root Beer. I am reviewing the current formula, which is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and sugar. But this is in the process of being phased out as they switch to just cane sugar. All other Frostie flavors in glass already are cane sugar sweetened with this being the final hold out. Thank you to rockavneck14 for the request. […]
Dublin Bottling Works, who used to be a bottler of the Triple XXX Root Beer (see my review), has now introduced their own root beer, Dublin Texas Root Beer. Disclosure: This bottle was provided by Dublin Bottling Works. Thank you to Donald Kloster for the request. Do you play Call of Duty: Black Ops II? If you are on PlayStation, what’s your PlayStation Network ID? Mine is iFroggyPatrick. Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Dublin Bottling Works recently introduced three new flavors to their retro themed soda line: Black Cherry, Texas Root Beer and Ginger Ale, which is what I’m reviewing on this episode. Disclosure: This bottle was provided by Dublin Bottling Works. Thank you to Donald Kloster for the request. Have you had any of the Dublin Bottling Works products? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Rocket Fizz’s Lester’s Fixins vanity line offers a number of interesting flavors. On this episode of Soda Tasting, I am reviewing Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda with a special guest. Correction: Contrary to what I said during this episode, I have reviewed two Lester’s Fixins flavors previously. Buffalo Wing Soda and Pumpkin Pie Soda. I’m joined by my brother Sean O’Keefe of The Factory Boys and Patrick and Sean. Have you had any of Lester’s Fixins Peanut Butter & Jelly […]
SODA SHAQ is a new line of all natural cream sodas from AriZona, in partnership with basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. I have reviewed every flavor except for Blueberry Cream Soda. That’s what we’re trying today. On this episode, I’m joined by Sean O’Keefe of The Factory Boys and Patrick and Sean. Check out the rest of my SODA SHAQ reviews: SODA SHAQ Orange Cream Soda SODA SHAQ Strawberry Cream Soda SODA SHAQ Vanilla Cream Soda Have you had any other […]
Avery’s Beverages has a “Make Your Own Soda” program where kids can make their own sodas as part of a birthday party, family outing, etc. They say that their Totally Gross Soda line was inspired by the concoctions created through this program. On this episode, I’m joined by Sean O’Keefe of The Factory Boys (http://www.youtube.com/fbiimprov) and Patrick and Sean (http://www.patrickandsean.com). Thank you to ThatChampion for requesting that I review a soda from Avery’s Beverages. Have you had any of the […]
SODA SHAQ is a new all-natural cream soda line from AriZona Beverage Company and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. This episode features the Strawberry Cream Soda flavor. Disclosure: This soda was provided to me by AriZona Beverage Company. Are you a fan of lightly flavored sodas? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
AriZona Beverage Company and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal have teamed up for a brand new all-natural cream soda line, called SODA SHAQ. On this episode, I review the Orange Cream Soda variety. Disclosure: This soda was provided to me by AriZona Beverage Company. What is your favorite SODA SHAQ flavor? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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