0% ABV, 12-oz can.
Despite hailing from the Oskar Blues (now with breweries in Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas), this is actually part of their B. Stiff & Sons line of “old fashioned” soda pops. I’ve long been surprised that not more breweries are firing shots at Big Soda like they did with Big Beer. Consider how much more delectable Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils is than Budweiser. Shouldn’t this be the craft soda equivalent of Cherry Coke? But this is a candy-forward cherry soda. For comparison, Cherry Coke has 42 grams of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup and this has 41 grams of sugar derived from cane sugar. Certainly chalk one up for B. Stiff. Yet while it’s tasty, it’s quite sweet with no complexity or depth like the adult oriented craft soda offerings. Moreover, whereas Cherry Coke features “natural flavors” among its ingredients whatever that means, Oskar Blues uses “artificial flavors.” I wish they’d approached their soda like like they do their beers.