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So I was in the store today and came across a 4-pack of something called Virgil's Micro Brewed Root Beer. Looked at the ingredients label and say: Purified Carbonated Water, unbleached cane sugar, caramelized unrefined cane sugar, herbs, spices, and citric acid. Contains no preservatives and no caffeine. Gluten free.

Saw on the other side of the label, "Virgil's is a superb blend of Spices and Herbs gathered from around the world over; Anise, Licorice, Vanilla (Bourbon), Cinnamon, Clove, Wintergreen, Sweet Birch, Molasses, Nutmeg, Pimento Berry Oil, Balsam Oil and Oil of Cassia.

Certainly not the sort of things you find in normal root beer. SO I decided to give it a try.

I have to say, it's really good. Has a lot more strength to its flavor than any root beer I've had before...kinda reminds me of sarsaparilla. Good stuff. Thought I'd share.

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Good root beer or birch beer (not the "syrup plus carbonated water" crap that you get at the supermarket) is like heaven in a glass.

I'm also a fan of sasparilla or vanilla cream soda. But again, the good stuff only.

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Interesting... I just IMed this to my friend. He's recently found out he's gluten-intolerant and I'm always looking for new things he can have. We both love root beer.

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  • 2 months later...

Just tried their "real cola"

Ingredients: Purified carbonated water, unbleached cane sugar, clove bud oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cassia oil, orange and lemon oils, lime juice (less than 1%), phosphoric acid.

IMO, it is to Coca Cola what Coca Cola is to Diet Coke. Much more flavor, no syrupy taste. :thumbsup:

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There used to be a restaurant here called Hops, where they brewed their own Root Beer. The best I had ever tasted.

There was a restaurant outside Milwaukee, where we once stopped on way back to Detroit, the Root beer was phenomenal.

Root beer with light soda made from pure hops rocks.

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