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David J.
05-08-2006, 11:01 PM
I haven't had any of this since I was 10, in 1997. Anyone know where in the USA it is being sold?

Rob The SURGE Drinker
05-09-2006, 12:11 AM
janesville, wisconsin! we got it in 12 packs and possible 20 oz bottles

David J.
05-09-2006, 12:32 AM
I live in New York, and I still say it is the best Root Beer out there. Barq's is too bitter to me, I guess it is the whole "bite" they advertise.

Mr Zabe
05-09-2006, 12:56 AM
I used drink Hires Root Beer growing up as a kid.
I remember it was excellent. I remember Dog & Suds being very good too.

IMO...Barq's Root Beer sucks.

05-09-2006, 07:25 PM
Cambridge Minnesota, 12 packs of cans at the local supermarket

05-10-2006, 02:22 AM
Question for those of you who can find it... does the Hires say Sugar and/or HFCS ? (note the order). The ones I have from Jungle Jim's (Cincinnati, OH) are listed as such. I would think it is probably HFCS, but maybe not?

Rob The SURGE Drinker
05-10-2006, 09:33 AM
the 12 packs here say sugar/hfcs, with sugar first on the list

05-10-2006, 01:12 PM
I see it from time to time around here.

There's a Hires Drive-In in Salt Lake City where I had a really good Vanilla Root Beer at about 10 years ago.

I see where you can order Hires on -line, like the place in Scottsdale, Arizona.

[ 05-10-2006, 01:14 PM: Message edited by: Hacksaw ]

05-10-2006, 08:23 PM
Lycoming County Pennsylvania and I believe around Charlotte, NC.

05-10-2006, 10:04 PM
20oz, 2L and cans around Mooresville, Salisbury, Concord NC. Sundrop of Concord is the distributor.

05-14-2006, 08:16 PM
I have seen hire in fridepack all over the midwest. It seems to be on the shelf next to the store brand.

07-12-2006, 05:02 PM
Hires is a Cadbury-Schweppes brand and is widely distributed here in the midwest. It is my favorite root beer.

Went to a root beer tasting contest about a year ago. Each participant rated 15 different (blinded) root beer products. Hires won!