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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/07/14 11:27:45 (permalink)
This thread gave me a hankering for a RB float. I had one last night. I realized that I had 4 (glass) bottles of 4 different niche brands, each of which have been mentioned in this thread. I'll need to use the other 3 bottles (all left from last summer), and replenish with fresh stock. The idea of ordering by mail, and getting some of the favorites, as mentioned here, has me interested. Thankyou!
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/07/14 12:01:01 (permalink)
Dang! is available nationally at World Market. Probably others are there too.
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/08/11 11:44:12 (permalink)
Sprechers, Stewarts, IBC, Virgil's all good stuff.
 
Summit craft soda Root Beer at Aldi.  Awful.
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/15 19:49:27 (permalink)
I just wrote to Clover Club Bottling Company about their Dog n Suds Root Beer.
 
I took one sip.  NOT drinkable.  Something is dreadfully wrong with it because it tastes like pure vinegar!
 
Anyone else ever have this happen with a root beer?
 
 
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/15 20:50:29 (permalink)
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I just wrote to Clover Club Bottling Company about their Dog n Suds Root Beer.
 
I took one sip.  NOT drinkable.  Something is dreadfully wrong with it because it tastes like pure vinegar!
 
Anyone else ever have this happen with a root beer?
 
 


Nope, and I've had a lot of them. That's a weird flavour to come out of a bottle. If I had to guess, I'd say it was rather old and had gone off. There are two versions of Dog n Suds made. One is a mass production version with HFCS and another is a glass bottled version made with sugar. I prefer the latter. Not sure they're made by the same companies, either. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll give you a refund.
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/15 21:37:49 (permalink)
This was a glass bottle variety purchased at Bev Mo.  Heard from them and their response:
 

It sounds like you should return it to the place of purchase for a refund. We have no control over whether it gets rotated and handled properly after it leaves our bottling facility.
 
After emptying the bottle I could see a thick ring at the top where the liquid had evaporated to.  Must have been on the shelf a very long time.  Couldn't find a date on the bottle.
 
I had no idea that root beer turns to vinegar.





 
 
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/15 22:45:15 (permalink)
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This was a glass bottle variety purchased at Bev Mo.  Heard from them and their response:
 

It sounds like you should return it to the place of purchase for a refund. We have no control over whether it gets rotated and handled properly after it leaves our bottling facility.

After emptying the bottle I could see a thick ring at the top where the liquid had evaporated to.  Must have been on the shelf a very long time.  Couldn't find a date on the bottle.

I had no idea that root beer turns to vinegar.






 
 


Bad "roots" I guess!!
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/16 01:38:24 (permalink)
My Brides German Grandmother made the best I've ever tasted made with a recipe from the old country.
Plenty of yeast in it.    
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/16 13:16:00 (permalink)
Aha..  yeast must be the culprit.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/16 13:33:00 (permalink)
Well, if yeast were the culprit, then it was because of contamination. Very few root beers contain yeast, and the ones that do are few and far between. Dog n Suds wouldn't be one of them. They are force carbonated, not yeast carbonated. Homebrewers making root beer use yeast for carbonation, but it's too iffy to use in mass production and glass bottles. Too big a chance for over carbonation and explosions. Your bottle was likely poorly sealed at the factory or lost seal in transit somehow. The evaporation is a telling factor.
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/17 01:43:52 (permalink)
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Well, if yeast were the culprit, then it was because of contamination. Very few root beers contain yeast, and the ones that do are few and far between. Dog n Suds wouldn't be one of them. They are force carbonated, not yeast carbonated. Homebrewers making root beer use yeast for carbonation, but it's too iffy to use in mass production and glass bottles. Too big a chance for over carbonation and explosions. Your bottle was likely poorly sealed at the factory or lost seal in transit somehow. The evaporation is a telling factor.

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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/17 08:08:36 (permalink)
I would go with Stewart's
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RE: Your Favorite Root Beer? 2016/09/17 13:45:06 (permalink)
Stewart's is the everyday, available at the grocery store usual choice.
 
But.. when I see different brands I bottle one bottle to try it.
 
Or...  if I see XXX Root Beer I buy a few because it's just so good!
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