Sparky's Fresh Draft Root Beer
I hope I have this pointing the right way!
- Knox Brewing, Pacific Grove, California 93950
- The Pitch:
- We welcome all your comments. 831-649-0529 or www.sparkysrootbeer.com
- The Ingredients:
- Carbonated filtered water, pure cane sugar, honey, natural botanical
extracts, imitation flavoring, spices, sodium benzoate to preserve freshness,
phosphoric acid, caramel color.
- Spike says:
- I got this stuff for free. Kevin and Carol Knox, the brewers, sent
it to me with some Sparky's stickers, a press release, and a newspaper
article (which can be seen on their web site).
- Medium dark with a small head that lasts surprisingly long. A complex
taste that is surprisingly smooth...ahh, the joys of cane sugar. Wicked
heavy on the wintergreen. At least that's what I thought at first. A
visit to their web site set me straight. This brew is made with birch
root which is the same chemical as wintergreen (more
on that). It's creamy but has really has a wintergreen flavor
that lingers...my tongue is still tingling and I finished the bottle
20 minutes ago. I was afraid this was going to happen...free root beer
I didn't like. I just don't care for that wintergreen note, especially
one so heavy. But just because I don't like it doesn't be you won't
(consider the IBC mail I get), so I suggest you visit Sparky's web site
(link above) and order some. It's good to support the small handcrafted
root beers brewers and it seems the Knox family really cares about their
craft. As for the root beer, I hate to do it but I have to say...
I wonder what "velvet carbonation" means...is
the process is somehow related to Mel Tormé?
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