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Happy New Year! 

A new year brings new hopes and goals for us all. Here at the Root Beer Store we are working on new and exciting things that we hope will keep you coming back, satisfied every time. Please let us know how we can better serve you this coming year. Cheers to 2016! 

Root beer of the Month

Old Red Eye Root Beer is produced by Orca Beverage Soda Works, Inc. out of Mulkiteo, WA which opened its doors in 1988. The company was founded by Mike Bourgeois, 55, whose interest was initally peaked in the industry while working with bottlers as a part of his senior project at Seattle University.

There is very little information on the genesis of Old Red Eye Root Beer itself. A couple of stories exist--however the authenticity of them is in question.

In an interview with a representative from Orca Beverage, Old Red Eye Root Beer has its origins in either Colorado or Missouri in the early 1940’s.  "Legend has it, there was a craggy old bull named Red Eye - with a glint and a gnarly attitude, he could only be coaxed from his pen to do his daily duties when a brave soul would pop open a bottle of his favorite root beer, pour it in his tin bowl, then run like heck before being stomped.  Red Eye preferred his root beer frosty cold."

Other sources have Old Red Eye first produced in Carthage, Tennessee in the 1950’s by Old Colony Beveragesas a soft drink containing caffeine (The one we sell does NOT contain caffeine). Old Colony Beverages began as an independent company and was later sold to the Orange Crush Company of Canada. 
 

Photo of the Month

Our friend Steve Perkins on Facebook shared this photo of his 8th annual New Year's taste testing! What a great tradition. Come into our store to pick up some sodas to have your own taste testing party!
 

Monthly Special 

Enjoy a FREE box of licorice bites with every 12 sodas purchased. These are so yummy. Choose between three different flavors. 

Recipe of the Month 

Root Beer Float Cookies 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix dry, do not prepare
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Root Beer concentrate
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-2 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugars together.
  2. Add instant vanilla pudding to butter and sugar mixture and mix well.
  3. Add eggs and the root beer concentrate and beat until well incorporated.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the white chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Roll cookie dough into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe from
 http://www.madefrompinterest.net/root-beer-float-cookies-2/

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