Sprecher Brewing Co. is known for their gourmet sodas, particularly their rich and creamy root beer. To satisfy customer requests, they’ve released an alcoholic version of the old-fashioned drink. With 5 percent alcohol by volume, it’s sold for $5 per four-pack. The fermented root beer combines traditional root beer flavors with bourbon and oak, which quite honestly sounds delicious. The initial release is available at the brewery’s gift shop and a few select locations in southeastern Wisconsin, then they plan to go into large-scale production.
Hard lemonade is losing ground. Could hard root beer be the next big malt beverage? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I can’t wait to try an alcoholic root beer float.