By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Milwaukee will always be Brew City, and now it's also "Root Beer City" as The New York Times ( hails Milwaukee's own (Glendale, if you want to be picky) Sprecher Root Beer as the best in the county.

In a story and taste test called "Sodas of the Times: A Drink in Search of a Frosty Mug," chief wine critic Eric Asimov and Times dining section staffers Florence Fabricant, Julia Moskin and Kim Severson tasted 25 different root beers. Sprecher took the title.

"Our No. 1 root beer, from Sprecher in Wisconsin, a wonderfully balanced and complex brew, uses a combination of corn syrup and honey, while our No. 2, the restrained and flavorful IBC, uses only corn syrup. So, even with the importance of the sweetener, something more is at play with root beers," wrote Asimov.

IBC, out of Texas, also rated highly.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.