What's Your Favorite Root Beer?

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  1. fendertx

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    IBC from a national brand.

    The local brewery Saint Arnold makes a killer root beer. If your lucky you can find them in HEB grocery stores. This is my preffered root beer.
     
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    We've got a drive-in place in Oshkosh where the carhops are on roller skates. The place has been in business since 1948. They say they make their own root beer, but I've never tried it.



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    A&W had one of those places when I was a kid. There is only one I still know about.

    What about White Birch Beer? Growing up in Massachusetts it was a regular thing (like Coffee Milk) but I never see it anymore.
     
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    I went through a phase where I drank all the "boutique" root beer brands. My favorites were Arf-n-barf (Dog n suds) and Henry Weinhard's. Weinhard's also makes a killer Imperial Russian Stout
     
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    IBC for me. Don't drink them very often. Maybe 1 every six weeks.
     
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    I remember the "hang" when I was in High School was the A&W, even had a parking lot pecking order, cool cars up front and Rambler station wagons in the back. Those waxed cardboard megaphone containers were really popular. Couple bucks for a foot long hot dog, fries and the megaphone of root beer.

    I like A&W, but the canned drinks are not as good as the bottled IBC.
     
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    The best I've had was at the A&W in Saint John, New Brunswick a couple of years ago. We were driving from Massachusetts to my wife's home town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We liked it so much that we stopped for more on the way home!

    We went to the A&W in Harwich Port, MA (Cape Cod) last summer and it was almost as good.

    My son went to the A&W in Smithfield, RI a few weeks ago and said it was just as good as the one in Saint John.
     
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    Hires when I was a kid. Now I usually skip the root beer and go for birch beer. Penn. Dutch birch beer and pizza is a match made in heaven.
     
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    Dog N Suds

     
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    Lots of good ones but my favorite has to be Dublin. Made in original Dr. Pepper plant in Dublin, TX.
     
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    I'm no Cork-Sniffer. I have no expertise.
    But, I do like the stuff that A & W Pours.
    Barq's is pretty good too.
     
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    Yup!
     
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    Yeah, I think there are still a few on the Cape as well. I don't get down there as much as I used to.
     
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    I am partial to A&W, South Gate Brewery (south entrance to Yosemite National Park) besides brewing some truly wonderful beers
    also brews a Root Beer that is OMG good!
     
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    I recall loving dad's and hires' when I was a kid, but haven't seen them in a long time.
    I had some of that Virgils and it was great. I was not a fan of the booze root beer I tried once. "Not your fathers" or something like that.

    I do like Birch and root beers, would I like ginger beer too? Guesses?
     
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    My favorite is the homemade kind. Well, somewhat homemade. I use Zatarain's concentrate and plain ol' CO2 cartridges. Not only can I make it as sweet or as bitter as I want, but I can experiment with different sweeteners. Normally I use plain sugar, but I've had great results with brown sugar and honey, too. I'm thinking about trying natural maple syrup next.
     
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    Fond memories of A&W floats. When I was a kid my grandpa would buy a gallon of A&W root beer and a carton of ice cream whenever he came to visit. When I got to be a teenager we used to hang out at A&W quaffing root beer and eating the chili dogs on Wednesday nights when they were on special for $0.19 or something like that. We usually preceded that visit with an herbal appetite enhancing session to endow ourselves with super-human chili dog consuming powers. We fondly referred to Wednesdays as 'feast of the gods' night.
     
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