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September 2015
 
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Root Beer of the Month -- August

Briars Root Beer
Briars USA is a non-alcoholic direct store delivery distributor in the central New Jersey region. The company is a subsidiary of High Grade Beverage (HGB), a franchised wholesale beverage distributor of malt beverages, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Briars USA has been in business since 1937. Briars USA currently distributes Monster, Vita Cocoa, Function Drinks, Cintron Beverages, Jones Soda and 24 C, Muscle Milk, Sunny Delight, Sweet Leaf Tea Redline Energy and Welch's Juices.
        Historically, Briar’s may be better known for its Birch Beer, but has produced many popular flavors over time including Black Cherry, Diet Black Cherry, Cream, Diet Cream Soda, Diet Root Beer, Lemon, Sarsaparilla, and Grape Soda.
High Grade Beverage was originally founded by Nicholas DeMarco and Harry "Butch" Levine in 1940. This business was located on Redmond Street in New Brunswick and consisted of only six others - three delivery men, two sales people and one secretary.  Over the years the company grew, bringing on the Briar's USA soft drink beverage bottler in 1986. Currently, High Grade Beverage’s President and CEO is Anthony De Marco. (Busineswire.com and Briar’s Soda Website)
Root Beer of the Month -- July

Death Valley
Root Beer
 
Death Valley Root Beer is brewed by Indian Wells Brewing Company based in Inyokern, California, and is owned by Master Brewer Rick Lovett. 
The company and location have been in the same family for three generations. This historic location of the Indian Wells Spring has a rich history. It began as a U.S. Army Cavalry outpost in the 1860s. Then, it became a freight and stage station until the turn of the last century; a healing waters resort from 1900 to 1920; a base for the CCC and WWW in the 1930s; and a doctor’s office in the 1950s. In 1960, it became a restaurant: Indian Wells Lodge.The Indian Wells Lodge Restaurant has slowly expanded from the small 1,000 square foot building to the 6,500 square feet it is today.
In 1995, Indian Wells Brewing Co. was born in one of the rooms of the restaurant. By 1997, the company’s beverages had gained popularity and required expansion into the 10,000 square foot building where it now resides.
All sodas at Indian Wells are produced using pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring (California Historic marker #457) and the brewery is proud to say the artesian spring water gives their sodas a clean--pure taste. An artesian spring contains water that naturally flows and bubbles to the surface. The company has access to the spring which has its origins high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Geologists believe that melted waters from Mount Whitney snow packs journey by an underground river and follow through a fissure to form Indian Wells Spring. For Indian Wells Brewing, the water is captured below the surface and, because of its altitude, is able to flow to their brewing operation via gravity. No man-made power is used to transport the water.  
Sources: Company website, Facebook, building photo by Christine A./Yelp
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Root Beer of the Month -- September

Dublin Texas
Root Beer
The Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Company from Dublin, Texas, had a rich history in the soda industry with its flagship product, Dublin Dr. Pepper—which followed the Dr. Pepper recipe, but used pure cane sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Until recently, the company was the oldest and smallest Dr. Pepper Bottler.
The history of Dublin Bottling Works begins in 1891, but the real story begins a few years earlier and 80 miles to the east. In 1885, the wild frontier town of Waco, Texas, was nicknamed “six-shooter junction.” Wade Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store was a prominent business and popular meeting place in downtown Waco. People came in for everything from flea powder to stationery, from cigars to fountain drinks.
One of Morrison’s employees, pharmacist Charles Alderton, noticed how customers loved the smell of the soda fountain with its many fruit, spice and berry aromas. He wanted to invent a drink that tasted the wonderful way the soda fountain smelled. After much experimentation he finally felt he had hit on “something different.” Patrons at the drug store agreed.
Soon other soda fountains were buying the syrup from Morrison and serving it. People loved the new unnamed drink and would order it by simply calling out “shoot me a Waco!” But Morrison named it Dr Pepper, after the father of a girl he had loved back in his home state of Virginia.
In 1891 Morrison and new partner Robert Lazenby organized the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company in order to sell Dr Pepper as well as other soft drinks.
That same year, while visiting Waco, a Texas businessman by the name of Sam Houston Prim tasted the fountain drink and knew he wanted to sell it through his new Dublin Bottling Works company. An agreement was made between Mr. Prim and Mr. Lazenby, and Dublin became home to the first facility to actually bottle Dr Pepper.
The soda enjoyed steady growth in sales and began to spread in popularity across the country. But it wasn’t until 1904 that Dr Pepper gained real national exposure. Along with other soon- to-be favorites like ice cream cones and hamburgers, Dr Pepper was introduced to the rest of the U.S. and the entire world at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
Over the years, Dublin Bottling Works became known for the Kloster family’s commitment to friendly service and quality products, including the distinctive taste of what came to be called “Dublin Dr Pepper” and a host of other fantastic sodas, all made with pure cane sugar.
In 2012 the Dublin bottler was sued by The Snapple Group who owns the Dr. Pepper trademark, and agreed to cease making Dublin Dr. Pepper with cane sugar. Dublin Bottling Works then focused on bottling seven other sodas that they own (Including Dublin Texas Root Beer) and that had been sold by Dublin Bottling Works as fountain drinks in restaurants for several years.
cleburnetimesreview.com, dallasnews.com, Wikipedia, and the company’s website.
Cross Country Travelers
Aaron I. and Emily P. from Ann Arbor, MI traveled their way across the country, with The Root Beer Store as one of their main destinations!! They also went to the Fitz Bottling Company in St. Louis, and had stops in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, and then Washington.
Lucy and Owen P. from Seattle visiting our Redmond Store. Go Seahawks!!
Limited Time Only

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Sprecher made a one-time-only batch of 3,000 cases of Sprecher Honey Root Beer. We sold out of our first shipment, and have one last shipment coming in by 9/20/2015. Get them while you can!
New A&W Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, and Crush Branded Candy and Bubble Gum.

Also New...Bacon Cotton Candy and Jelly Belly Soda Pop Jellies, and Chimes Flavored Ginger Chews


 
Recently Acquired Root Beers


In case you haven't had a chance to make it into one of our stores lately, here are the most recent additions to our product line of Root Beers:
(Left to Right)
Flashback Root Beer
Cicero Salted Caramel Root Beer
D-N-A Root Beer
Lost Trails Root Beer
Swamp Pop Root Beer
Grand Teton Root Beer
Briars Root Beer
Ginseng Up Root Beer
Old Soaker Root Beer
AJ Stephans Butterscotch Root Beer
(Not Pictured) Dublin Texas Root Beer
Soda Cakes!!
Ok, so we don't carry these soda-themed cakes (Found at Safeway) but we LOVE that the marketing geniuses representing these flavors are doing such a great job!
Root Beer Event
(Above) Kids from the Issaquah Before and After School Care Program enjoy making home-made root beer at our Lynnwood location. (Below) Fun with our Root Beer Gum bubble-blowing competition.
Recipe of the Month

Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies

Ingredients:

· 4 cups Vanilla Chex Cereal
· ½ cups Powdered Sugar
· 1 cup Betty Crocker Root Beer Float Cookie Mix
· 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
 
Preparation:

Cover a large rimmed cookie sheet with wax paper or non-stick parchment paper

Measure out the cereal and place it into a large mixing bowl.

Place the powdered sugar and cookie mix into a large resealable plastic bag or plastic container with a lid.

Put the white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and melt it in the microwave (set microwave to 50% power, run for 15 second increments and stir in between each time; they will fully melt after about 4-5 times). This method will prevent burning the chocolate!

Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir slowly to fully coat the cereal.

Spoon the coated cereal into the container with the powdered sugar and cookie mix.

Seal tightly and give it several good shakes to fully coat.

Spread the coated cereal onto the covered cookie sheet and allow it to dry and cool. Store in a tightly closed container, or just eat them all!
(Houseofyumm.com April 1, 2014)
 
 
Our Redmond store is located at
7102 180th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052.
Hours: 11am-7pm M-Sat
Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer tasting 3rd Saturday of each month, open to close, in Redmond.



Our Lynnwood store is located at
20015 Hwy 99, Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
Hours: 11am-9pm M-Thurs

Hours: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat
 Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer tasting 1st Saturday of each month, 11am-9pm, in Lynnwood.



Our Puyallup store is located at
12020 Meridian Ave. East, Suite K, Puyallup, WA 98373
Hours: 11am-7pm M-Sat
Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer Tasting 2nd Saturday of each month, open to close, in Puyallup.



Our Tacoma store is located at
5104 6th Ave Suite 108 Tacoma, WA 98406
Hours: 11am-7pm M-Sat
Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer Tasting every Saturday, open to close, in Tacoma


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