View Full Version : What cane/glass soda should I try?

05-05-2006, 01:48 AM
I will be stopping by Retro Soda in Chicago sometime soon (visiting Milwaukee, will be living there soon, so it will become my real soda oasis!) in order to get some cane sweetened soda in glass. I have tried a number of them already, being close to Jungle Jim's, however some of these I have not seen/had.

I am curious what everyone's favorites are, and I plan on trying WJ DrP and RC. I have had Dublin, and Cheerwine, loved both of them. Going to see which Dr Pepper wins out and stock up on some of them, though not too much cuz Cane Summer is near! smile.gif

How about....

Frostie Cherry Limeade
Nu-Grape / Nehi Grape / Welch's
Bubble Up
Mt. Dew (WJ)
7Up (WJ)
Sundrop / Orange Crush / Sunkist / Nehi Orange
Nehi Peach
A&W (WJ)

Any others worthy of mention? smile.gif

[ 05-05-2006, 12:50 AM: Message edited by: Zap ]

Ram0n C0keah0lic
05-05-2006, 02:27 AM
Mexican Coca-Cola... :D

05-05-2006, 02:59 AM
Well, of course! Those don't require such a crazy trip though. The local Mexican grocery has quite a few things in stock. Needless to say, I'll be having some Jarritos and other Mexican sodas in glass tomorrow for my Cinco de Mayo party! Yum... fresh fried tortilla chips, homemade salsas, and more!

Ram0n C0keah0lic
05-05-2006, 11:42 AM
If you're going to buy Jarritos, I recommend you the tangerine, tamarindo and pineapple flavors... they're great!

[ 05-05-2006, 10:45 AM: Message edited by: Ramón Cokeaholic ]

Dr. Galaga
05-05-2006, 09:28 PM
The Quench is pretty good (kind of like Squirt).
Retro Soda just sells US soda. You might also try some of the Chicago sodas.
Also remember that there are some good bottlers just West of Green Bay!

Mr Zabe
05-05-2006, 10:08 PM
Do not Buy Black Bear out of Milwaukee,WI.
Very poor quality and not worth the price even at 40 cents for a 20oz.

I found this list of Wisconsin Root Beer bottlers from another message board.

Capital Brewery, Madison, http://www.capital-brewery.com/

Gray's Brewing, Janesville, http://www.graybrewing.com/

Northwoods Brewpub, Eau Claire, http://www.northwoodsbrewpub.com/

Republican Root Beer, Ripon, http://www.riponmainst.com/riponmainst/republican_ale_beer.htm

Viking Brewing, Dallas, WI, http://www.vikingbrewing.com/products.htm

Appleton Brewing, Appleton, Makes Houdini, Shotz, Ya Der Hey, Schreiner's Restaurant (sold here: http://www.fdlchowder.com/ )

Black Bear Soda, Milwaukee, Makes Caruso's Legacy Robusto Root Beer

Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, http://www.pointbeer.com/root_beer.php

Silver Creek Brewing, Cedarburg, http://www.silvercreekbrewing.com/pub/ontap.html They don't bottle it yet, though they said they were going to

Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/meetbeer.asp

Baumeister- from Kewaunee Bottling co. They also make Torpedo Juice, available at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc

Joseph Huber Brewing, Monroe, Makes Berghoff and Blumers, http://www.blumerssoda.com/

Dang That's Good and Dang That's Good Butterscotch, made be Imperial Flavors Beverages, Milwaukee. I'm pretty sure these are available at Discount Liquor 5031 W Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee

Twigs Beverage, Shawano, I'm not sure if they have started making Shawano Club Root Beer yet and if it's bottled

Title Town Brewing, Green Bay, http://www.titletownbrewing.com/snocap/ As the website says, they are not yet bottling it.

[ 05-05-2006, 09:17 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

Rob The SURGE Drinker
05-05-2006, 11:31 PM
grays sodas are awesome! i live in the city where they are made, so they are plentiful here, and they have some great flavors

Dr. Galaga
05-05-2006, 11:42 PM
Point Brewery sweetens their products with honey and also makes great Vanilla Cream and Black Cherry Cream. My dad likes their root beer. He says that it tastes like the stuff he used to drink as a kid.

Shawano Club Root Beer? I thought that they just had generic root beer. Come on and spill the beans on this!