root beers

Grand Teton Brewing Co Old Faithful Root Beer

honestly i did not think i would ever get my hands on this soda unless i went to Yellowstone National Park myself. i believe this is only available there. although the company that brews it also labels this stuff under their own name so that seemed more get-able. strangely enough i was emailed by two different people within a week, one offering to trade me some Old Faithful, the other offering up Grand Teton Root Beer itself. i accepted both offers but have yet to complete the 2nd one. or send Kyle the soda i have packaged up for him either. oops. shame on me.
even more shame on me as this soda is great! whoa! where have you been hiding Grand Teton?! for some reason the word “teton” comes out all New Orleans-ified in my head like “tee-taw” or something. but that is neither here nor there but is quite fun to say to myself. so excellent soda here folks! i can taste some serious sassafras taste, smoothed out by vanilla and then sharpened with a bit of wintergreen. and the cane sugar makes it all round and fuzzy and so good. it is definitely a root beer but you know they worked on this recipe and did not just throw something out there so they could say they have a root beer. i would say this makes my top 10, at least for now, some sodas reviewed longer ago probably should be moved down a bit as newer, better brews have come my way, but that is a lot of work so i will just leave it.
the label is also great. nice artwork, bright, colorful but still kind of handmade looking.
so i quite like this soda and will have to go to Yellowstone just to get some i think.

Anthony’s Rating: 96
User’s Rating: 92
# of ratings:5

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: ID, MT, UT, WY

Obtained in: trade with Kyle
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar, maltodextrin
Calories: 170 Sodium: 75mg
Carbs: 43g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: sparkling spring water, pure cane sugar, maltodextrin, vanilla extract, natural flavors, yucca extract, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), citric acid

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  1. Karen says:

    It always makes me happy when you find a winner (they tend to be pretty few and far between). 🙂

  2. Wow, another great root beer that I would love to try. Mr. Anthony, surely you must hold some kind of Guinness Book of World Record for the most root beers ever drank by one person? There has to be some type of record you’ve broken.

  3. it is possible, but those Guinness people are very picky and would need each one verified i am sure so it is pretty hopeless. =) but it is a tasty drink you should try.

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  5. Me and my wife went on a road trip for our 22 year wedding Anniversary, we went through yellow stone park, then into Utah and a few other places. So I grabbed this one and the grand teton brand. One thing I keep saying, is how I love how everyone has there own tastes and likes. I prefer the yeasty tasting sodas, as it seems Anthony does not. To me, this was a pretty strong wintergreen flavor, I like it, but not really strong, and this leaves a tingle in the mouth from the wintergreen, like eating the hard candies. Good but not great, this was a 70 for me.

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