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Root Beer, Birch Beer, Sarsaparilla -- What's your poison?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by soulgeezer, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Banned

    Jan 29, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: Red Zone Effects
    Stewart's or IBC for me. But, given the choice, I'll usually go for the Stewart's... :smug:
  2. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    Hosmer Mountain Sarsaparilla soda. The big brands can't touch the local stuff. :)
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Ginger beer.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I remember that the Birch beer in New England was clear , I havent drank soda in over 8 months though.
  5. hartke20g


    Apr 12, 2006
    miami, FL
    root beer! usually IBC or A&W; there's also an A&W restaurant 5 minutes from my house, so i'll definitely be going there a lot when i start driving.
    honestly, i'm not really picky about which brand of root beer i get, just as long as it has that 'zing' to it.
    i've yet to try sarsaparilla- what's it like?
  6. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    I probably like Stewart's best.

    Anyone noticed that A&W Root Beer has a rather unique taste? (I think they add a little Maple syrup)
  7. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Henry Weinhardt's Root Beer consumed here.
  8. this is obviously a poll question. :rollno:
  9. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Banned

    Jan 29, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: Red Zone Effects
    I didn't make it a poll, because I didn't want to exclude any local brews that folks might care to nominate -- I like Stewart's, but I'm always looking for something new to try!
  10. Used to love Root Beer, lately it all seems too syrupy-sweet to me. Lately I'm more into Ginger Ale. Hardly ever get a chance at Sasparilla 'round these parts.
  11. oh i gotcha...its all about Saranac root beer. i think its a rochester thing, i dont really know though. stewarts and ibc are way good too. any root beer or birch beer or cream soda that comes in a glass bottle is gonna be way better than anything u can buy in a 2 liter.
  12. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Hosmer Mountain soda totally rocks. It's one of the things I miss about back in the Hartford area.

    I love a good root beer sometimes. Stewarts and IBC are both really good. I don't find birch beer or sarsparilla often, but I like good ones. I'm trying to remember where I bought some birch beer that was red. It was sometime in the past couple years. That stuff was delicious. Sometimes I find a local-brand ginger ale that's made from an old-style recipe, and you can really taste the ginger.
  13. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I like a lot of root beers: A&W, Dad's and Sprecher. Lots of micro brews are making their own root beers, too.

    I'll tell you one thing, though. I don't think there is a tastier DIET soda, than A&W root beer.
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Sasparilla. Root beer is nice too, though I've never had Birch beer..
  15. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    Just strike the "root" from the name and I'm all set!

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  16. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    +1. the only good one i've found around here is Reed's. good stuff! just the right amount of spice for me. it's also a good ginger beer for Dark & Stormies (just add Gosling's Black Seal Rum).

    i've also had quite a bit of the Goya Jamaican Style stuff... which is extremely spicy. as far as i remember, the Stewart's stuff is also quite spicy.

    on the rare occasions that i actually have root beer, i'll enjoy some Stewart's before anything else.

    but ginger beer is easily my favorite soda.
  17. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
  18. middy


    Mar 14, 2007
    That Jamaican ginger beer is great stuff.

    I don't think I've ever had birch beer or sarsparilla. :(
  19. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    Man... On a hot & humid summer Minnesota day, there ain't nothin' better (soda wise) than a glass of ice cold 1919 Root Beer. Since it's a draft though, I don't get it often enough.

    "...real draft 1919 root beer made in New Ulm Minnesota the old fashioned way... It's made in an old brewery and is only available in kegs. ...generally known by root beer connoisseurs to be the finest and best tasting root beer around."

    "1919 root beer is distinctive
    because it's a draft root beer, it can't be canned or bottled without changing the recipe."

    Yum!!! :)
  20. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Chocolate milk.

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