Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Howies Rootbeer Reigns as Champ
This summer our very discerning family did a blind root beer study. We compared 5 brands of root beer and ranked them.
The contestants were:
Howeies, a locally made and distributed root beer.
IBC (from a bottle)
We were going to include homemade, but we ran out of pep and time amidst all the fun.
And the big winner was. . .
Howies had a great smooth vanilla flavor. A&W was a close second, followed by Shasta, IBC and Barqs in last place. No one really liked the Barqs; it was the most bitter. We were also surprised by the low placement of IBC which some favored before the test.
Of course any root beer is improved with a big scoop of ice cream in it, so have one for me today.