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No more A&W draft root beer? #5462334 06/25/20 12:30 PM
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Hi all,

As a kid my family would stop by an A&W after hitting up Costco or ahome depot and get a gallon of the REAL draft root beer. It was creamy and had less carbonation than the store stuff. I stopped in an An A&W a few months back as the one near my house used to have it. I asked the kid behind the counter and he looked at me like I had two heads. Has anyone seen the good root beer locally recently? It's like they completely stopped making it.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462340 06/25/20 12:36 PM
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Few actually want it anymore. It probably switched to using high fructose corn syrup and sucks anyways. There are better root beers with cane sugar if you look like Boylan which was around before A&W.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462344 06/25/20 12:40 PM
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Wife and I always get the root beer floats whenever were out shopping,back when I was a kid we would stop and get a gal jug before going to the drive in, root beer and popcorn. slobber

Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462349 06/25/20 12:45 PM
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I can walk to a Stewart's by my house but I do prefer a nice birch beer.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462360 06/25/20 12:52 PM
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The A&W we go to says it's made with real sugar.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462372 06/25/20 01:11 PM
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Plenty of local brewers that do draft root beer. Local favorite in these parts is 1919 Root Beer - available in kegs, pony kegs, pint cans, etc...

Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: Malo83] #5462377 06/25/20 01:14 PM
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+1 … my aunt always fixed those for us in the summer … us included the uncle, LoL …

Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462378 06/25/20 01:15 PM
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A&W is made by Keurig Dr. Pepper in the US. Who knows what the recipe is now.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462393 06/25/20 01:25 PM
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A&W ingredients:
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural and artificial flavors, quillaia extract


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462403 06/25/20 01:30 PM
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I think sasparilla is the same? If so this place not too far from me has it.

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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462405 06/25/20 01:34 PM
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Just make your own!

Two cases of empty beer bottles with screw caps, prefer 16 oz.
Two bottles root beer extract
5 lbs sugar
1/2 cake of bakers yeast, small Flieschman's works well.

5 gal water
5 gallon crock to mix in.

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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462411 06/25/20 01:38 PM
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I’ll bet that kid behind the counter had no idea what root beer is

You should have asked if they had cream soda. He wouldn’t know that either.

It’s been a long time since I had a good cream soda.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462412 06/25/20 01:39 PM
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Dad's root beer, IBC root beer, and Virgil's root beer are made with cane sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup, and are available in stores everywhere.


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Re: No more A&W draft root beer? [Re: 97prizm] #5462414 06/25/20 01:40 PM
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If you have a Culver's... in my opinion, they have a root beer on tap that is about the same as A&W "draft".

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