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The best rootbeer???

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:40 pm
by Themacs
We just left up there, again the best vacation ever, my 34th year. My 8 yr old and 5 year old are rootbeer junkies. There are so many available now. Any opinions on which are the best?

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:54 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
My son is a root beer fanatic. He loves Sprechers
and I think it's called Dorthy Moulder's (Ely, MN).

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:42 pm
by Anita
Hands down, the very best root beer is homemade. My mom used to make it when we were growing up. Essential ingredients were Hires root beer extract, clean Coke bottles and a bottle capper. I haven't had it since 1973, but can still remember the taste.

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:04 am
by Themacs
I remember going there as a child and we had refillable plastic barrel containers. We would get them refilled quite often. I also remember Sunbow at Nelsons. My parents loved it too, because it would keep my brother and I occupied while they shopped.

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:28 pm
by Brian
I'm with jcg - that 'Arf 'n Barf' root beer is great. Hey Anita! Strangely enough, MY mom made root beer TOO. Brewed and bottled right there in the kitchen and stored in the basement to ferment. I remember the year she used a little too much yeast in the recipe and there were some nasty explosions a few days later. I never got to drink too much of it though. Seems my baby sister always beat me to the stash :D

<small>[ August 12, 2003, 10:38 PM: Message edited by: Brian ]</small>

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:00 pm
by mullin17
Nope.....1919 is the best root beer.

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 6:55 pm
by KEN
1919 ! ODDS BODKINS! Mullin!
I never heard of it! Is that what you "Flatlanders" drink when your`re watching "Da Bears" lose?
I`d have to vote for Sprechers. When I was alittle kid it was Grandpa Grafs...then it was A&W...now it has to be Sprechers.

<small>[ August 14, 2003, 01:52 PM: Message edited by: KEN ]</small>

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:31 pm
by Themacs
Did I miss a game THIS preseason?
I may be blonde but I thought we won our first game... :D

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:34 pm
by Themacs
Mullin, have you tried Chicagos own Goose Island Rootbeer?? Good stuff!!

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:08 pm
by aphephilia
Heliuva Rootbeer

2 oz. Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
8 oz. Root Beer
fill with ice

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:41 pm
by Old Scout
I have tried Root beer all over the country and non of them can beat the A&W Root beer that we used to get at the old stand on the corner of 4th and Washington. Dog and Suds is good but runs a distant 2nd. :)

<small>[ August 30, 2003, 12:32 PM: Message edited by: Old Scout ]</small>

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:47 pm
by aphephilia
I would have to agree with Old Scout on that one. Even though I BARELY remember that old rootbeer stand, being I'm so young and all. ;)

Something must be terribly wrong, I'm finding myself agreeing with people lately. :eek:

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:50 pm
by aphephilia
Who would have ever thought that there would be this many different rootbeers?

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/8338/rbeer/Beers.html

Re: The best rootbeer???

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:52 pm
by aphephilia