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Sprechers' Hard Root Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by JDWalker, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. JDWalker

    JDWalker Disciple (50) Texas Jan 27, 2013

    Is there anyone who would be willing to send me some this deliciousness once it becomes available next month? Will send you a package of whatever local Texas stuff your into.
  2. Jspriest

    Jspriest Savant (455) Pennsylvania Feb 9, 2011 Verified

    That sounds amazing.
    JDWalker likes this.
  3. JDWalker

    JDWalker Disciple (50) Texas Jan 27, 2013

    It's as good as it sounds!
    tacosandbeer likes this.
  4. egrace84

    egrace84 Poobah (1,050) Illinois Mar 25, 2012 Verified

    picked some up over the weekend in Madison. I had my first one tonight and thought it was pretty tasty also.
    4DAloveofSTOUT likes this.
  5. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    Really hoping we get this in Ohio soon. Just read that they're making it part of their permanent line!
    JDWalker likes this.
  6. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    I love it when a plan pays off! Can wait to pop a bottle for myself! Better yet when we do a side by side of regular sprecher root beer with Sprecher bourbon barrel hard rootbeer! It will be epic! HAHAHAHAHA!
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    It good.
  8. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    To me, tasted like an oak-aged root beer with almost no beer character. It was good, just not beerish in any way.
  9. egrace84

    egrace84 Poobah (1,050) Illinois Mar 25, 2012 Verified

    lol is it sad to actually be looking forward to this :eek:
    Duff27 likes this.
  10. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Thats because its ROOOTBEER!:) Its not beer at all!
    chardlogic and basickness like this.
  11. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (395) Illinois Oct 22, 2010 Verified

    Is this coming to Bienny's?
    SubpoenaDeuces likes this.
  12. JDWalker

    JDWalker Disciple (50) Texas Jan 27, 2013

    Kinda like when I was like 6 and we pretended Root Beer was real beer lol, Now I might finally get too!

    They said that there will be only a limited amount of locations that sell it "At the request of our distributor" but hopefully they will expand it.
    brother_kenneth likes this.
  13. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (600) California Nov 10, 2006 Verified

    Sorry if this offends anyone. But I tried this tonight and it was a total drainpour for me.. It tasted like A&W and a trip to the pharmacy. Really medicinal.
    xgeneralzodx and ET678 like this.
  14. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Savant (455) Wisconsin Aug 10, 2009

    1. It's made by a company that's pretty well known for making Root Beer.
    2. It kinda tastes like root beer.
    3. It's 5% ABV IIRC.

    You might not like it, but that's enough for most people to drink it. I have no real love for Sprecher despite them being five minutes from my house, but I think this one is a winner (even though I don't care for it either, much like other alcopops/matlernatives).
    4DAloveofSTOUT likes this.
  15. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (360) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    They do at least one other thing right:


    It's number 2 now, but their Black Bavarian was number 1 for the longest time, and it's great.
    4DAloveofSTOUT likes this.
  16. duceswild

    duceswild Champion (790) Maryland Feb 8, 2010 Verified

    I had this recently with a few friends and really enjoyed it.

    Would be interested in more if anyone has some for offer.
  17. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Savant (455) Wisconsin Aug 10, 2009

    They certainly do a number of beer styles well. I do think the Black Bavarian is their best beer. They do pretty well with most classic German and/or European styles. But IMO they are not very good at making newer American styles, especially hoppy beers. Citra Bomb is probably their best attempt to date, but it was still Meh for me. Given that they were founded in 1985, I think they got good at making was was out there back then, but I'd say they've had trouble evolving with the rest of US brewers from that era.
  18. Jfriz25

    Jfriz25 Savant (330) Wisconsin Jun 8, 2012 Verified

    Correct but that's basically the one beer I'd actually recommend to someone. The hard root beer is ok but I'd rather have a shot of whiskey and then enjoy one of their actual root beers (really good)! It has been crazy popular though, basically selling out whenever they release a batch.
  19. basickness

    basickness Savant (375) Pennsylvania Apr 20, 2013 Verified

    i got this all day in pittsburgh
  20. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    After the OP is taken care of I'd love to get in on this too.
  21. basickness

    basickness Savant (375) Pennsylvania Apr 20, 2013 Verified

    Dom. Bm me
  22. greg4579

    greg4579 Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Jan 9, 2010 Verified

    Makes for a great rootbeer float. It seems to be around a lot of places in Pittsburgh, and priced best at Giant Eagle.
  23. atone315

    atone315 Champion (880) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008 Verified

    What are you guys paying for this out there?
  24. greg4579

    greg4579 Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Jan 9, 2010 Verified

    I paid 9.99 for a 4 pack at one place and I think 7 at Giant Eagle yesterday.
  25. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    Any Ohio sightings yet?
  26. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (295) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012 Verified

    5.50 in MN
  27. watsonmd

    watsonmd Savant (365) Georgia May 16, 2009

    Is there a reason why this isn't listed in the "beer" list for review, other than it isn't a beer? (Seems obvious once I write it down...) Not sure if BA keeps that tight a restriction on the listings... I suppose Zima and Mike's would get listed as well if we started letting in any alcoholic/carbonated beverage?

    I was hoping to get more BA reviews of it before buying it. Found it locally, and also found this "DRAFT" review .
  28. TheBronze

    TheBronze Savant (410) Washington Apr 16, 2009 Verified

    It is in Cincinnati at Jungle Jim's right now $6/4pk. Not sure if it made it to any other retailers around here.
  29. abitaman

    abitaman Disciple (65) Alabama Nov 4, 2008

    Currently available "on sale" at Hop City in Birmingham AL for $4.99 for a 4-pack. Yes, it is definitely sweet, but it's pretty darned tasty too!
  30. HalfNelson

    HalfNelson Zealot (80) Illinois May 21, 2013

    If anyone is still interested. I was just at my local beer spot and they had a decent amount left and I would love to trade for some locals.
  31. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Verified

    My wife loves it. It is VERY sweet, however, to the point that I can't handle it. I saw it in Florida at the TW down there, and it is in Athens, GA, so it got distributed out pretty fast. I was originally thinking it wouldn't get out of WI, but that proved to not be the case.