Take one down, pass it around…

This entry was posted on Apr 14 2009

In my recent trip to Capri Deli I decided to be adventurous and try a couple more root beers. And of course, with my bad memory, I need to write them down or I would have no idea I ever knew they existed.
First up is Route 66 Beer. It had such a clever name I just had to try it. route_66_beer This Root Beer tasted very smooth with hardly any fizz to it. It tasted like some kind of syrup candy and was fairly thick while drinking. It reminded me a bit of Henry Weinhard’s but with more of a caramel after taste. It was very pleasant but a little bit heavy. I don’t think it was nearly as sweet as Boylan root beer but more of a subtle candy undertone to the root beer itself.
The second root beer was Frostie Root Beer. This was actually Beth’s choice for dinner but I drank my fair share. It was a little bit weird how similar these two root beers were. Frostie had a very similar after taste but there was so much fizz to this root beer it tasted more like drinking caramel Nerds or root beer Pop Rocks.frostie_root_beer I think out of these two I would pick frostie because it had the candy taste without the heaviness. One weird thing with Frostie was the after feel in your mouth. It wasn’t so much the taste this root beer left in your mouth as much as it was the feeling on your tongue. It kind of felt like after you eat a few Altoids mints. When your tongue feels a little bit raw but kind of good, like your mouth got a good cleaning or something. I know it is strange but that is what I thought of after taking a drink.
Sorry for the lack of updates in my root beer log but I really go through phases trying new root beers and this will probably end up being one of my “projects” that lasts a long time. And the big pictures make it easier for you to see them and gives me an excuse to write a little bit more and then you don’t feel like the log is all text. Let me know what new root beers you have tried in the comments, or root beers you recommend I try next time I am out.

3 Responses to “Take one down, pass it around…”

  1. If you’re ever near Temecula you really need to stop by the Old Town Root Beer store. They sell more types of root beer than I have ever seen (including the two you mentioned above I believe). Steph and I really like that they allow you to fill up a six pack with different types, so that you can mix and match your favorites. One of the best stops you can make when going down the 15 in my opinion!

  2. Dang, I was just in Murrieta today. There is another place in LA called Soda Guy (I think) that does the same thing. That is actually what started this whole log. A friend got me a 6 pack for my birthday and I figured I should start this log so I could remember what I have tried.

  3. The place in LA is called Galco’s Soda Pop Stop.

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