Thread: I am in love with root beer!

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    • 11 years 6 months ago
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    I am in love with root beer so I am always looking for a new kind I haven't tried yet.

    A personal favorite is Hanks brand, it has a distinct vanilla after taste that sets it aside from the other root beers. I like that it comes in a glass bottle too.

    When I was little my grandparents use to buy us sarsaparilla root beer that came in a brown can with a cowboy walking into a saloon on the front. It was cheap and delicious, sometimes the cheaper the root beer, the better.

    Another favorite is homemade root beer. I have never made it myself but the Amish have roadside stands during the summer and it is absolutely awesome.

    What brand of root beer do you recommend?
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    I like Stewart's. Stewart's also have other great flavors, I like their black cherry flavor best. Their ginger beer and key lime flavors are good as well.
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    Quote by Funky_Guy
    I like Stewart's. Stewart's also have other great flavors, I like their black cherry flavor best. Their ginger beer and key lime flavors are good as well.


    Good call on the Stewart's. Even the diet root beer is good. Jones makes a damn fine root beer too.
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    Yeah, root beer is awesome, especially with a big pastrami sandwich and a pickle. Root beer floats are great too. I used to make them every summer and stick them in one of those ice mugs so the ice cream wouldn't melt right away. Screw the real beer. It's root beer for me all the way!
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    When I was a kid I was in San Antonio, TX with my family, and we went to this place that was a root beer museum/brewery. And at the end of the tour you went into this place that looked like an old saloon, and you could go up to the bar and sample all of their different root beers out of shot glasses, then order the one you liked the best, and they served it up in a big frothy mug. Then they had a gift shop with all kinds of root beer candies, root beer to go, and root beer barbecue sauce, which was really good.
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    My family made our own pop a few times at a place in Halifax Nova Scotia called the Pop Shoppe. We made a batch of root beer and a batch of imitation Coke.
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    Has anybody tried Braums soda or root beer? They're really good.
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    Quote by misspiggy
    When I was little my grandparents use to buy us sarsaparilla root beer that came in a brown can with a cowboy walking into a saloon on the front. It was cheap and delicious, sometimes the cheaper the root beer, the better.


    Holy crap, I remember that! That stuff was delicious. Mom and Dad used to pick it up at a wholesale place, along with White Rock tonic water. Apparently they still make it, but I haven't seen any in years.

    IBC Root Beer is very tasty stuff that, to the best of my knowledge, only comes in bottles. Dunno why, but that seems to enhance the flavor. Barq's is pretty good, too.
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    I'm not too fond of Root Beer. I try it every so often, I jus' don't like that bitter taste. Or at least it tastes bitter to me.
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    I love me some root beer. I'm trying to lay off the pop though. That stuff is no good for your liver I hear.
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    Quote by NoCode0680
    When I was a kid I was in San Antonio, TX with my family, and we went to this place that was a root beer museum/brewery. And at the end of the tour you went into this place that looked like an old saloon, and you could go up to the bar and sample all of their different root beers out of shot glasses, then order the one you liked the best, and they served it up in a big frothy mug. Then they had a gift shop with all kinds of root beer candies, root beer to go, and root beer barbecue sauce, which was really good.

    Really? That sounds like a vacation my kids would like. I think I will do a little search of some root beer barbecue sauce as well.

    Funky Guy:
    I tried Goya brand ginger beer 2 weeks ago and hated it. Maybe other brands would be better, I don't know but for now I give a thumbs down to ginger beer.

    I have seen home kits to brew root beer but have yet to buy one. I am penny pinching now until it gets warmer and I don't have to pay for fuel.

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    I found a store that still sells sarsaparilla! Weis/Mr. Z store sells it. Same can design as 25 years ago too.
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    I never understood how people actually liked root beer. I used to think it was OKAY, But ONLYYYYY if its in a glass bottle. But a couple months ago I was eating a root beer float at my Grandma's house and I threw up because of it....I think the foam didn't sit well in my stomach. Anyways now I totally hate root beer, so much that when I buy Jelly Belly's and come across a root beer one I spit it out, BLECH!

    I like ginger ale though
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    • 11 years 5 months ago
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    I'm having an affair with a IBC root beer bottle.
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    Quote by PirateNinja6
    I'm having an affair with a IBC root beer bottle.
    this sounds like something that needs to be worked out amounst friends in the Porkin' House thread.
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    Quote by Protegejoe296
    Quote by Funky_Guy
    I like Stewart's. Stewart's also have other great flavors, I like their black cherry flavor best. Their ginger beer and key lime flavors are good as well.


    Good call on the Stewart's. Even the diet root beer is good. Jones makes a damn fine root beer too.


    Agreed! I also like the Trader Joe's root beer, but I can't remember it. Diet root beer is the best diet soda, I've discovered.
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