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(The Atlantic Cities)   Soda hipsters are busy elevating obscure regional drinks like Moxie, Roxon Park and Cheerwine into mainstream supermarkets and chain stores. Even hipper soda hipsters are fizzing with anxiety and popping off at this trend   (theatlanticcities.com ) divider line
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2012-08-21 03:58:11 PM  
Came for Ale-8-one. Leaving satisfed.
 
2012-08-21 03:58:24 PM  
for refreshment, nothing beats Squirt in my book
 
2012-08-21 04:06:49 PM  

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: hipster = word used by lazy people.

The user can't even spend 10 seconds to explain what it is about the person they don't like.


How's this: "Sartrean authenticity through consumption and mimesis."
 
2012-08-21 04:09:28 PM  

The Homer Tax: karmaceutical: I thought _real_ soda hipsters were making their own Maple-Bacon-Lavender-LemonGrass sodas with those home soda making contraptions.

That sounds awesome. Not necessarily that combination, but the notion that "home soda making" is a thing where people can experiment with new and different flavors. If this is a thing that hipsters are actually doing, shouldn't they be lauded for it, rather than derided?


Hipsters don't do that, though; they buy it. There are people who do the sort of thing you claim, but they're makers, not hipsters (the main difference being that they actually produce something).
 
2012-08-21 04:15:04 PM  

minoridiot: This is what God himself drinks. There is nothing better.

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Holy crap, want want want. Big Red was literally the first pop I had after graduating from BMT back in '99. Fond memories of finally getting a patio break after six weeks...
 
2012-08-21 04:20:08 PM  
Also, anyone have Blenheim ginger ale? So heavy with ginger root that it will burn your nose hair.
 
2012-08-21 04:27:32 PM  

CommieTaoist: Pop, it is called pop.


Look it's simple. Coca-Cola and Pepsi were invented in Atlanta and New Bern, NC respectively. In these places they are referred to as soda or simply Coke, never Pop. Don't take something a culture invented, change its nickname and then tell the creators they're wrong.
 
2012-08-21 04:29:49 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks San Pellegrino soda is awesome?

(Does it count as soda?)

Also, that Jarritos stuff is pretty good.
 
2012-08-21 04:30:25 PM  

Millennium: Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: hipster = word used by lazy people.

The user can't even spend 10 seconds to explain what it is about the person they don't like.

How's this: "Sartrean authenticity through consumption and mimesis."


Not bad. A-

Except I do doubt that Sartre really accounted for the totally subjective, light-speed goalpost-moving.
 
2012-08-21 04:38:33 PM  
I'm currently hooked on Goya Ginger Beer.
 
2012-08-21 07:30:39 PM  
As a proud NJ expat, gotta be a 3-way split between White Rock White birch beer (looks like seltzer, but tastes oh so
yummy), C&C Cola and Dr. Browns (either creme or black cherry)

But, at least Dr. Brown's gets down to DC.
 
2012-08-21 07:54:17 PM  

RexTalionis: I just want to say that Moxie tastes like shiat. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Moxie Cola all started off in the 19th century as patent medicine. The problem is, only Moxie Cola decided to continue tasting like patent medicine into the 21st century.


Moxie Cola? Seriously? You know how I know you've never actually tried Moxie?

/it's a root beer
//A delightfully bitter and refreshing root beer. For grownups.
 
2012-08-21 08:00:46 PM  
I haven't had a cactus cooler since I left Los Angeles :(
 
2012-08-21 08:14:53 PM  
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2012-08-21 08:19:12 PM  

Goodfella: I'm still waiting for them to bring back Coca Cola Blak: nectar of the gods.


I am right there with you. That stuff was amazing. I truly miss it.
 
2012-08-21 09:05:04 PM  

beantowndog: Moxie is obscure? I thought everyone knew how terrible it is.


Only reason I have heard of Moxie is my grandma in Massachusetts fed me on when I was 10.
They generally are not available west of the Rockies. Until recently.
 
2012-08-21 09:05:44 PM  

croesius: Go ahead. I dare you.


Blech. You Persians and your fizzy yogurt soda.
 
2012-08-21 09:06:43 PM  

lewismarktwo: /mandarina is the best


Tamarindo is the best IMHO
 
2012-08-21 10:29:53 PM  
How to make your own Moxie:

1. mix equal parts cola and root beer
2. add liberal dashes of Angostura bitters until it doesn't taste good anymore
 
2012-08-22 02:43:28 AM  
I miss Cherry bomb Jolt, and XTC root beer.
 
2012-08-22 05:24:13 AM  
one time, a bee flew into my Nesbitt's Lime Soda. And I had to throw it away.
 
2012-08-22 09:01:17 AM  
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Caffeinated apple soda from Mexico. Yum.
 
2012-08-22 10:19:21 AM  

poot_rootbeer: How to make your own Moxie:

1. mix equal parts cola and root beer
2. add liberal dashes of Angostura bitters until it doesn't taste good anymore


Angostura bitters? Is that what gives roofing tar its wonderful aroma?
 
2012-08-22 11:56:41 AM  

jkl65s4: Hobnay: Foxon Park Ginger Ale is damn good. We have something called Ale81 here which is a local ginger ale. It is locally popular but I think it tastes like flat ginger ale.

Ale-8-One is the best! I got introduced to it by a Kentucky friend of mine. When I lived in Tennessee, there was a gas station owner in Pegram, just west of Nashville, who would go up and buy something like 50-100 cases of the glass bottles at a time and re-sell them since there was no distributor in the area. I'd trek the 30 miles or so from where I lived to go buy a case or two at a time. Unfortunately, his place was near the Harpeth River, so it flooded in the May 2009 floods, and I guess he cashed out at that time and sold the place to someone else who re-opened it.

For the record, you have to drink Ale-8-one cold for the best flavor. Also drink it when you get a sinus infection, something about it or the carbonation provides the best temporary relief for that awful mucus feeling you get in your throat with those things.

Was tempted to go down that way for my vacation time just to pick up a whole bunch of that stuff. Guess I'll have to find a way to coax my Kentucky friend east again at some point to bring me some, since no soda is worth the shipping costs to have the company ship it.

Oh, and if you get heartburn easily, beware! I love drinking it, but that stuff also gives me a wicked case of heartburn for some reason.


THIS. If loving Ale-8 is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
 
2012-08-22 03:31:17 PM  
This thread sounds fat.
 
2012-08-23 05:58:30 PM  
I loooove Cheerwine to the point that my brother sends me a two liter every year for Christmas. I guard it as closely as I guard the Magic Hat I bring back from east coast visits.
 
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