There’s nothing quite like the sound of opening a soda when you are thirsty – that fizzing sound and thirst-quenching promise.
It’s even better when the soda you are opening is a good one – one that is steeped in history, has a real story, and is created out of passion.
That is basically the hallmark of Sprecher Sodas and Brews.
Born out of an obsession with German beers, Sprecher Brewing Co. founder, Randy Sprecher, started making his own brew back in the USA, after his placement in Germany during the Vietnam War era.
Thank goodness he decided to switch university courses to study Fermentation Science, and by so doing, refined his brewing skills to the point of mastery, which subsequently secured him a position as Supervisor of Brewing Operations at Pabst’s Milwaukee Brewery.
The 1984 layoffs lead him to finally realizing the many years of a yearning desire to open his own brewery – and the rest is history.
There’s more to the story of how Randy Sprecher’s dream became a reality.
They say behind every great man there’s a woman.
The woman behind the Sprecher Brewing Co. is Donna Runge.
She had never put a beer to her lips but encouraged Randy to put his root beer recipe to good use and so Sprecher Root Beer was born and brewed.
Listen to Donna Runge tell the story.
Today, Sprecher Brewing Co. crafts an impressive number of brews and sodas, so refined that they are categorized into specific lines, such as ‘Year Round’, ‘Seasonal’ and ‘Caffeinated’.
Many of their distinctive sodas are very POP!-ular, and some sodas honor us with their presence for but a mere limited time, but more on that later.
Sprecher Soda Ingredients
What makes this soda brand so original and distinctive? We know that the original recipe comes from a country that knows how to make beer, in fact it has been around for a veryyy long time – we are talking BC on the line of time, the oldest recorded evidence that beer has been around in Germany since year dot.
Beer plays a significant part in German culture and they have strict laws when it comes to the craft, with a 500-year-old purity law at the helm.
This is what Randy Sprecher brought to the USA, along with some key recipes and his vision.
Sprecher’s signature root beer soda today has an award-winning, rich, creamy taste – literally – as the US Open Beer Championship winner of silver and (two) gold medals during the course of 2016-2019. Where to buy sprecher root beer is variable.
The winning taste is created from a combination of selected ingredients, skillful hands, and a passion for its origins.
It is the process of brewing a particular blend in a gas-fired kettle and then allowing the liquid to age to peak flavor, giving you a mouth full of pure craftmanship, that translates into love at first gulp.
The ingredient that gives the root beer – and most of the other sodas – a rich taste and texture is pure, raw Honey, locally sourced within the state of Wisconsin.
The silky smooth creamy foam comes from the natural extracts of either the Quillaia plant or the Yuca root of the Cassava plant.
As with most manufactured beverages of today, there are some other not-so-natural but necessary ingredients and additives that have been added into the mix.
Such as glucose syrup, maltodextrin, sodium benzoate, phosphoric acid, and sodium chloride.
All necessary to create these batches of signature sodas. Don’t be dismayed, just enjoy the moment.
There are varying differences in ingredients with the other sodas based on the specific brews and flavors.
The main take-away points from discovering the contents of the sodas are as follows:
- The Root Beer Zero and Orange Dream Zero contain a unique and exclusive mix of a natural sweetener blend of Monk Fruit, Stevia, and Erythritol.
- Orange Dream, Cream Soda, Grape, Ginger Ale, Puma Kola, and Seasonal Sodas, like the Root Beers, contain the Quillaia plant or the Yuca root for that creamy froth.
- Most of the sodas include vanillin/vanilla, except the Maple Root Beer, which instead has WI pure maple syrup in it, which sets it apart and gives it a more Wintergreen taste.
- It’s nice to know that the Cherry Cola contains real Door County (Wisconsin) Cherry Juice.
- For some adult mixology, the Cherry Cran can be served with Vodka to make a Wisconsin Cosmo and it’s recommended that the Ginger Ale goes into a Moscow Mule or Kentucky Mule.
- The handcrafted batches of Puma Kola contain the finest kola extract*, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey, to make its unique taste. *extracted from the kola nut, the fruit of the kola tree, indigenous to West Africa.
- The Seasonal sodas are a variety of berry flavors and an apple option, each a perfect blend of tangy sweetness and each a taste explosion.
- The Caffeinated line of sodas are all distinct in taste with a kick of caffeine. Dr Sprecher combines caffeine and spiced cherry flavorings.
WHAT a variety!
Sprecher Watermelon Soda
Sprecher soda flavors are in varierty. A hit that was released in 2018 was the taste of refreshing Watermelon, added as a Seasonal soda – it seemed to certainly hit the sweet spot.
This bottle of limited-edition soda proudly featured on its label, the legendary Wisconsin Hodag, a creature with a fetish for Watermelons.
Described by CowCrack*: “Tastes as if someone dropped real watermelon into the bottle”.
(*An online store dedicated to searching far and wide for more unique and high-quality F&B products).
After the Watermelon soda debut, a follow-up Watermelon version was released as an addition to its easy-drinking, low alcohol ‘Hard’ soda line, containing 4.2%avb.
Created out of customer demand but was only available for a limited run. Prost!
Where to buy sprecher soda?
Dr Sprecher Soda is a popular brand of soda that is available in a variety of flavors such as root beer, cream soda, orange soda, and many others. Sprecher soda where to buy can be tough. If you are looking to buy Sprecher soda, there are several options available to you.
One option is to visit a local grocery store that sells beverage products. Many grocery stores have a wide selection of soda brands, including Sprecher, and they are likely to have the flavor that you are looking for. You can also check specialty stores such as gourmet food stores that carry a variety of specialty drinks and beverages.
Another option is to purchase Sprecher soda online from websites such as Amazon, Walmart, or the Sprecher website. These online retailers offer a convenient way to purchase Sprecher soda and have it delivered right to your door. In addition, online retailers may have a wider selection of flavors and sizes available, and they may also offer special deals and promotions.
Finally, you can also purchase Sprecher soda directly from the company by visiting the Sprecher Brewery and Gift Shop located in Glendale, Wisconsin.
Where Can I Buy Sprecher Cream Soda?
Now the question arises, sprecher cream soda where to buy? Sprecher Cream Soda is a handcrafted specialty of the brewing company.
As a small craft brewery, they rely on independent distributors to deliver their brew lines to retail outlets, namely supermarkets, bars, and liquor stores, up and down the country (USA).
Major supermarkets like Walmart and Target stock Sprecher Cream Soda and other soda lines.
The internet is flooded with online stores that deliver Sprecher Cream Soda across the nation.
You can also order online directly from Sprecher, where you can even buy the Cream Soda Extract in bulk volume (4 x 1 gallon) for some serious home brewing or endless sunny days of ice cream soda floats!
So you don’t have to take a road trip all the way to Milwaukee (although that does sound like a good idea) just to get your hands on a choice of soda.
But of course, if you do find yourself in Milwaukee, a visit to the brewery is a must.
Learn about their legacy as Milwaukee’s oldest active craft brewery, aaand the sodas are on tap!
What is sprecher sparkling water?
Sprecher Sparkling Water is a line of naturally flavored sparkling water produced by Sprecher Brewing Company. This beverage is made with carbonated water and natural fruit flavors, making it a healthier alternative to traditional soda. Sprecher Sparkling Water is free of calories, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives, making it a great choice for those looking for a low-calorie and healthier beverage option. The flavors offered by Sprecher Sparkling Water include lemon-lime, cherry, and orange, providing a range of fruity options to choose from. Sperecher Sparkling Water can be purchased at many grocery stores, online retailers, and at the Sprecher Brewery and Gift Shop in Glendale, Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a refreshing, healthy beverage option, give Sprecher Sparkling Water a try!
Sprecher Cream Soda Nutrition Facts
Straight from the horse’s mouth, or should I say griffin (explained further down) – as documented on the Sprecher Brewery website – here is the low-down; the facts, based on the ingredients of this crafted soda:
Percent Daily Value based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin, WI Raw Honey, Vanillin, Vanilla, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Phosphoric Acid,
Quillaja/Yucca Extract, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), and Sodium Chloride. Gluten-free.
Nutritionix gives further insight into the nutritional value of Sprecher’s Cream Soda, which is very useful for those tracking their calorie quality and intake.
Should I mention that it will take about 30 minutes of running to burn off a serving of this sweet soda?!
And so, the Sprecher brand that offers the best in handcrafted sodas and brews… its trademark, from the Sprecher family crest, is “Rooty” the Griffin, the Brewery’s mascot and distinctive brand logo.