I have never met Henry Weinhard, and since he is (likely) dead, I probably never will. If I could write the epitaph for his grave it would read simply, "This man invented the world's greatest Root Beer". I know it sounds dramatic... but it is a dramatically good root beer!
Henry Weinhard's Root Beer (from this point on it will be simply referred to as "HWRB") is both creamy and smooth, not-too-sweet, but certainly not bitter. The ingredient list references honey and other natural sounding things. In truth, it could list battery acid and moth balls and I would still drink this stuff. It is that good.
I do have one not-so-small beef with HWRB - they don't sell it in North Carolina. While my love for HWRB is complete I really have a tough time justifying trips to Oregon everytime I want a bottle. You could call this a long-distance romance.
So tonight, I will pop-open a substandard root beer (A&W, Faygo, or Barqs) and toast to the time I was in a location where I could experience true greatness.
In summary - this stuff is pretty good, buy it if you happen to see it at the store!
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At one time, I may have been the world's biggest baseball fan. However, now that I have a family I amin danger of falling out of the top 100. In addition to my beautiful wife and lovely daughter (and … more
Henry Weinhard's gourmet Root Beer is hand finished with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients including sassafras, vanilla and honey. Enjoy this truly great American Root Beer recipe, originally crafted by our master brewers during prohibition earlier this century. This outstanding elixir proved to be a popular alternative for our beer-drinking loyalists both during and after the great "dry spell." Our tradition of providing only the finest quality beverages continues to this day in each bottle that bears our founder's name, Brewmaster Henry Weinhard