For most of us, the first “beer” we had was a root beer. That sweet, slightly spicy beverage that parents loomed over us as a treat for good behavior. Today, one sip of a root beer takes me straight back to childhood. I’ll drink IBC in a pinch, but there are a rising number of well-crafted root beers on the market. We picked eight out of the crowd for you to try. Most of these sodas are produced on a relatively small scale and are probably tough to find in your market. But if you’re a huge root beer fan, you can usually get these through online sellers or directly from the makers themselves.