Big Ben’s Blue Birch Beer

February 27, 2005
Filed under: birch beers — anthony @ 9:21 pm
Type: Blue Birch Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, 20 oz plastic bottle, 2L plastic bottle, 7oz glass bottle, keg, 5 gallon tank, 32 oz plastic bottle
Available: PA, online Obtained in: beverage store in PA
Head: Small Sweetener: corn sweetener, sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.catawissabottlingco.com/bigben.htm

this is a first indeed, a blue birch beer! they actually have 4 kinds of birch beer but i was only able to find 2 of them on this journey so hopefully i can find the others some other time. anyway, i do not know if the blue really changes anything except the color of my stomach. i was hoping for a blue tongue but i think i’d have to hold it in my mouth longer. i think it is just coloring as the labels and ingredients seem identical (“… red #30 or blue #1 except white.”) but whatever. i like their 12 oz returnable bottles, reusing the bottles from past PA soda companies, mainly A-Treat but also Towne Club, which i have not seen in years! makes sense, bottles can be expensive, especially nice thick ones like this. so it is pretty tasty actually. wintergreen with a good sweetness level. the wintergreen seems slightly off, it is not biting like i would hope/expect, it is more of a slow developing, lingering taste.
Anthony’s Rating: 83
User’s Rating: 79
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Jennifer Says:

I absolutely love this as well as their red and white varieties. I brought three of the 20 oz bottles home from a visit with a friend in PA for my children who ended up splitting one. You can only find this in and around the Coal Region around Allentown, Philadelphia, and Wilkes-Barre.

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