Sprecher Brewing Company is a leading craft beer brewer that offers several varieties of German-inspired ales and lagers. Its hand-crafted beers include Black Bavarian, Hefe Weiss, Micro-Light, Pub Ale, and Special Amber. In addition to malt beverages, Sprecher makes a popular cream soda and root beer, as well as a root-beer based barbecue sauce. The company's beers are distributed primarily in the Midwest, and in Florida and New York. Former Pabst brewing supervisor Randy Sprecher started the company in 1985.