In 1962 the 8 sparkling flavors bottled in glass from Norka that the Akron community embraced were gone. The next 50 years passed quickly and by 2015, Michael Considine, an Akron, Ohio resident decided to bring the beloved brand back. As the brand has re-emerged, only 4 of their original 8 flavors have returned.
Norka Root Beer is a good starting point for the beginner. Some root beers can have too much bite for me (like Barq's) and others a little sweeter (Dang Root Beer) or overly flavored, masking the original Sarsaparilla root. Norka uses quality all natural products with pure cane sugar and is both gluten and caffeine free.
Its mid-range of flavor should be enjoyed by many, it's not too extreme with anise but with a hint of vanilla and carbonation. This creamy Root Beer is much like that of A & W Root Beer.
Hank's Root Beer
A very fine drink and top seller. Smooth going down without being overly powerful, this cane sugar Root Beer is a go to favorite. Strong vanilla flavors. If this beverage has any fault, it's that the flavor is just a hint too weak but that isn't really a problem. A great looking bottle design and what a root beer should be in my mind.