The best root beer of the bunch by a mile is Virgil's. Instead of the syrupy thermonuclear sweetness found in your typical high fructose concoction, Virgil's has a sugary spiciness that goes down smoothly with just enough carbonated bite. The ingredient list is as natural as it can get: purified carbonated water, cane sugar, and over a dozen spices, including Anise, Clove, and Oil of Cassia (!).
What could be better than a cold bottle of Virgil's on a Saturday afternoon? How about this: