Reading draft is a no-frills, no-nonsense, delicious root beer. They don’t even seem to have a website. There is a URL on the bottle, but that site does not appear to be working at the moment. I hope this means they’re busy making more root beer, and not finding new jobs, because this root beer is dark and creamy and sweet and syrupy. It coats the mouth when you drink it, and has a wonderful vanilla-cream soda flavor to it.
It uses cane sugar and not corn syrup, so I can’t complain about that. It has the usual ingredient list for root beer: water, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, and preservatives, so there’s no “homebrewed” feeling about the recipe. Maybe that’s a slight knock, but it is generally impressive that you can get such a wide variety of flavors from essentially the same ingredient list from root beer to root beer. Whatever “natural and artificial flavors” are being used in this case are the right ones in my book.
Bottom line: Delicious, would buy again.
Ingredients: Triple filtered carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural and/or artificial flavors, caramel color, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness).
Find out more at http://readingdraft.com, except that the website is down as of this writing.