Upstream Brewing Co Bugeater Root Beer

December 26, 2011
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 1:57 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 64 oz glass growler, On Tap
Available: NE

Obtained in: from James
Head: Medium Sweetener: unknown
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.upstreambrewing.com/RootBeer.aspx

woo hoo! ok, i admit, i am fully aware that there are actually hundreds of root beers out there i will never have. the reason being that they are only available on tap and occasionally in a take home growler at a single brewery location somewhere in the US where i will probably not get to. i do my best to get to such locations but it is quite difficult, especially right now with two tiny people to watch over. that sort of limits the 12 hours of driving a day road trips which i quite enjoy. perhaps one day again we can do such things. by then though, many of these breweries may be gone, sadly enough.

once in a while though, someone emails me and offers to send me a growler from their local brewery or whatever. i don’t think anyone has actually come through on this offer though. until NOW! James emailed me, saying he was going to be traveling and if i knew of any sodas i wanted in the areas he would be going. i mentioned a couple and he said he’d be going to this brewery and would be happy to get me a growler. and he did! he also packed it insanely well and mail it off quickly which is key since growlers go bad pretty quickly.

but how is the soda after all of this? well, the taste here is actually pretty darn bad. you get a sense of licorice but not a lot and it is accompanied by a more bitter herbal taste. i like herbal tasting things sometimes, often even. but not this one. to me, soda though should not be all bitter, it should be at least somewhat on the “sweet” side of the spectrum. this here drink is not though. it is just harsh and kind of acidic. a shame really as it took a lot of time and energy to get to me. but i have to call it as i see it. or taste it as this case may be. it is also ironic that i am drinking this Bugeater root beer right after the giant recall of Similac baby formula because of beetle parts in it.

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