The 'Small Town Brewery' is a Chicago microbrewery that recently made headlines for its boozy root beer. While many of us are familiar with the sweet taste of traditional root beer, this new drink puts an alcoholic twist on the classic soda.
The new brew is called 'Not Your Father's Root Beer,' which gives a playful nod to the fact that this drink is not the same root beer you remember. The boozy root beer is a herbed ale that is similar to an un-hopped beer variety called 'Gruit.' The alcoholic root beer features a sweet and spicy blend of wintergreen, assafras bark, anise and vanilla. This unique combination masks the taste of alcohol and mimics the flavor of traditional root beer.
Due to overwhelming demand for the boozy root beer, Pabst purchased the product in the hopes of making it available for sale nation-wide.