I recently wrote a post celebrating the pop (or soda) that is made in Michigan. While doing research for that post, I read about a soda called Northwoods Soda. It is made up in the Grand Traverse area of Michigan. I have never seen it in stores before. That was until yesterday. Meijer stores across Michigan have begun an initiuative to support Michigan made products. There is a new section in select Mejier stores featuring just Michigan made products. One of those products selected to be a part of this program was Northwoods Soda.

Whenever I trying out a new brand of soda pop, I tend to select root beer first. I figure if your root beer isn’t good, then it’s likely the rest of your flavors aren’t going to be good either. Northwoods Soda calls their root beer “Wild Bill’s Root Beer”. “Wild Bill” is company founder, Bill Fosdick. The recipe for this brew has been perfected over a twenty year time period. The bottle boasts the claim “A Rare, Smooth Beverage”. So I keep that in mind as I took my first sip

No false promises on this bottle, it is definitely a smooth root beer. Not over carbonated. It has a nice, bold, but not too bold root beer flavor. It’s not overpowered by vanilla or any other flavoring. It’s pure root beer. It’s as close to getting it right out of the tap as you probably can get. So I will be giving their other flavors a try.

Where to Buy
You can find it in the new Made in Michigan section at your local Meijer store. You can also purchase it directly from the company, through their website.

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  1. Sagi Salomon October 12, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Hello ,

    My name is Sagi Salomon, I started a Facebook fan page called Root
    Beer Trackers. So far there are over 950 followers in the group with
    their love of root beer. The group was created for the public to be
    able to track and grade all root beers and share their experience with
    such. The reason I’m writing you is because I was wondering how to get
    a hold of a couple of your root beers so I can taste and show on my FB
    page.
    I would be very grateful if you can help me out

    Thank You So Much

    Sagi Salomon
    4901 Whitsett Ave
    unit 405
    Valley Village, CA. 91607

    http://www.facebook.com/rootbeertrackers

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