I only recently came across Iron Beer but wanted to know what it’s made out of. I found some really interesting stuff.
With the name beer, I originally thought that it contained alcohol, and I also wondered where it’s made, what it tastes like, and where you can buy it.
Read on, where I’ll explain the answers to all these questions.
Does Iron beer have alcohol?
Beat Culture collaborated with the owners of Iron Beer to produce it, and the label has the same image of a muscular man flexing his bicep.
It also has the same taste as Iron Beer.
Carbonated beverages are generally categorized as hard or soft.
Soft sodas or soft drinks don’t contain alcohol, whereas hard sodas do.
Companies that make both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks typically refer to them as such in their product descriptions.
For example, ‘hard root beer’.
And on the Iron beer label underneath the brand name is written soft drink.
It’s clear it’s an obvious cause for confusion.
Where is iron beer made?
Sunshine Bottling Co. also makes the brand Sunchy and Piñata.
And they produce sodas for other companies that white label their sodas.
A white label soda is where one company – in this case Sunshine Bottling – produces the entire soda from end to end, but another company makes it appear as if they made it by the wording they use in their marketing messaging.
What flavor is iron beer?
People have commented that it has a lighter taste to sodas like Dr Pepper, or Sprite so you can drink it faster.
Here’s a video of two guys tasting it for the first time where they give their impressions:
Where to buy Iron beer soda?
- New York
The States with the most stores is Florida.
It appears that because it’s made in Florida, the distribution is more convenient.
And it also has a long history in Miami, since as far back as the 1950’s, so it’s likely more popular and well known there.
The other States only sell it in about 3 or 4 stores each.
Since you can get it shipped to you on Amazon, and Walmart it’s pretty easy to get some, and it’s typically sold as a 6 pack of 12 oz cans (354 mL).
However, I noticed that on Amazon they don’t ship it to every country. So, outside of the USA it might be hard to get.
On their website they also say that they sell it at:
- Presidente Supermarket
- Winn Dixie
- Gordon Food Service
- Restaurant Depot
However, they sell 4 brands:
- Coco Lanio
So, you’ll want to call ahead, or check out the website for each of these stores to see if they’ve Iron beer specifically.
What’s the history of Ironbeer soda?
Is Iron beer better than Coke?
These diseases include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
If you’re trying to lose weight Iron beer is a better option.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the sugar and calories in Coke and other popular sodas versus Iron beer:
|Nutrient per 3.4 oz (100 mL)||Coca Cola||Pepsi||Dr Pepper||Iron beer|
Links to the data provided by the USDA can be found below:
As you can see Coca Cola has by far the most sugar and the most calories, and interestingly Pepsi, and Dr Pepper have around the same sugar and calories as Iron beer.
So, some people find Coke better than Iron beer because they prefer the taste of one or the other.
Therefore, from a taste perspective it’s up to each individual which they like the most.
To me Coke tastes too strong and I find it hard to drink.
Pepsi, Dr Pepper and Iron beer are better for you than Coke.
However, drinking soda in general isn’t good for you, and you should try to not to drink sodas as much as you can.
Some people drink one soda a day or so with their lunch or dinner, and you may wonder whether this is bad for your health.
I did a full breakdown of whether one soda a day is bad for you in [this, link: Is 1 soda a day bad for you?] article.
Also, soda water isn’t bad for you, and is very similar to water as I showed in [this, link: Is san pellegrino healthy?] article.
And it can be a good way to stop drinking sodas.
In my opinion soda water doesn’t taste that great, but you can add a dash of fruit juice to it.
That way you still get the nice mouth and stomach feel of a soda. But, don’t consume as much sugar.
Iron beer is made from carbonated water, as well as natural and artificial flavors.
They also add a caramel color to give it it’s dark color.
Iron beer does not contain alcohol which the name implies, however, another company made an Iron beer inspired alcoholic beverage which they called Iron Bier, and has a similar taste.
Iron beer is made in Miami, Florida by Sunshine Bottling Company, and it was first sold in Havana, Cuba.
Iron beer is available online on Amazon, and Walmart.
And is available in selected stores throughout the US.
Iron beer contains less sugar than Coke, but around the same amount as Pepsi, and Dr Pepper.
Therefore, it’s a healthier option if you’re trying to lose weight, and reducing your intake of sugar that Coke.