Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Margo's Bark Root Beer (Root Beer of the Dogs)


Here’s a rootbeer that that has “gone to the dogs”.  Not exactly, it was inspired by a dog called Margo from a shelter.  The brew master made rootbeer for a science project.  That’s where it all started.
The owner named Oscar Youd has a tag line on the bottle that says  “Drink a bite”.  Cute but there was a lot of bark with no bite.  I mean that in a good way.  This brew is one of my favorites to date!  Brother Adam sent me about 6-8 of these to try.  My wife had one and she was hooked!  She drank all but two.  I had to swipe one for my review and she threatened to drink the spare.  I beat her to it.
The story is a good one and the proceeds go to help shelter dogs.  A good cause and in my opinion a great rootbeer.  From their website, here’s what’s in it:
Margo's Bark Root Beer is an all natural cane sugar soda microbrewed using natural spring water. We do not use any preservatives, nor do we use high fructose corn syrup. And we are caffiene free. Our ingredients are as follows: Carbonated Natural Spring Water, Evaporated Cane Juice, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Molasses, Vanilla, Clove, Cassia, Nutmeg, Wintergreen, and Yucca Extract.
Comparing it to A&W it’s not as sweet and the flavor of vanilla spikes to me.  The flavors were a wonder in my mouth.  A very good blend comparatively.  The color was a nice dark one. 
Finding this brew may be difficult as they only list about 20 locations or chains out west.  I went to the website to see what it costs to buy online.  They utilize PayPal and a 12 pack is listed at $21.  Not bad, right?  There was a surprise, when I hit the estimate shipping costs to my zip code it showed an additional $31.  $52 for a 12 pack.  WOW!  That is steep!  It’s very good but not $52 for 12 good, if you know what I mean.  Would I buy this from a store or at a restaurant?  Most definitely.
The lowdown.  The brew was very good, nice glass bottle with attractive labeling and a nice matching twist-off cap.  The story is an added bonus and since they help sheltered dogs with the sale of this product, they get bonus points.  All-in-all I give it 4.5 frosty mugs.  I deducted ½ mug because I only had 12 ounces to drink.   Good job Margo’s Bark.  Don’t change anything!

~Marc

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Root Beer Basted Turkey - Make Everyone Thankful!!!

Rootbeer Brother's Official Recipe


Root Beer Basted Turkey

Ingredients
  • 1 (10-14 pound) whole turkey - thawed, giblet/neck packet removed
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 4-6 cups of desired brand of root beer (we suggest the RBB Standard A&W)
  • 12 oz of stuffing (prepared as directed by stuffing packaging)


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Wash the turkey and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Smear the whole turkey with butter, stuff with stuffing, and place the turkey into a roasting pan.
  4. Pour 2 cups of root beer over the turkey.
  5. Roast the turkey for 20 minutes for every pound of the weight of the turkey.
  6. Baste the turkey every 30 minutes first with 1/4 cup of root beer and then with the turkey drippings. If the breast skin browns too quickly (which will typically happen), cover it with aluminum foil.
  7. Check for doneness by inserting an instant read meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh near the bone. When it registers 180 degrees F remove the turkey from the oven.
  8. Allow to sit in a warm area for 15 minutes before cutting.
  9. Serve with cold root beer and traditional trimmings.




Happy Thanksgiving from The Rootbeer Brothers


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vampires Love Root Beer almost as much as Blood!!!! Breaking Dawn Releases in Theaters

Tonight as some of us Brothers (okay maybe only me) prepare to enjoy the Midnight Release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn pt.1" my mind reflects back on that photo I obtained of Edward Cullen and his bottle of root beer. Not just any root beer mind you, that is a bottle of Stewart's. As the time has flown since my sweetheart and I enjoyed our 10th Wedding Anniversary on the very night of the Midnight Release of "New Moon" and I originally posted our rare photo of the vamp ( original post click here to see it "Edward Cullen Loves Root Beer!" ) I have gained new information about the vampire's love of root beer.


The fact of the matter is blood is thick and not as great tasting as they portray in the movie. In fact all those references of going to the woods to suck blood from deer is mostly a falsehood. No those "vegetarian" and even non-vegetarian vampires all sneak off to vintage Stewart's Root Beer Stands and feel right at home. They may grab a deer or bear along the way.... or a human sure,.... but they wash all that blood down with Stewart's. Now here is the real twist to this crazy aspect of Vampirism. Why Stewart's..... not sure but that is the brand and only brand for Vamps.... I am thinking that secret recipe that Frank Stewart developed back in the 1920's was meant to appeal to a much broader audience than just us humans. So the twist is why Kristen Stewart, as an heir to the Frank Stewart legacy, she has been raised on that yummy root beer her whole life. These vamps are not acting when they lick their chops around Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) nope she smells like Stewart's Root Beer, that stuff is just saturated in her veins!!!! That would be like having a root beer float.... if you know what I mean... two very yummy ingredients all mixed into one!!!!! Yup there is a reason why all vampires are truly attracted to Bella :)

Enjoy the show my root beer loving Twihards!!!! Bring a Stewart's...... that will make any vampires attending very happy!!!!!!

-Adam

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Operation Freedom Foam: Thirsty Marines Need Root Beer

This story is a great reflection of why I love America!!!!! This story was obtained from FoxNews.com at http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/08/indiana-soldiers-rootbeer-craving-turns-into-operation-freedom-foam/

Indiana Soldier's Rootbeer Craving Turns Into:
'Operation Freedom Foam'
Dog N Suds drive-in in Lafayette, Ind., is popular for a lot of reasons. Some would say it’s because of their burgers, coney dogs or fries, but the most popular answer would be it's their rootbeer that keeps people coming back, Fox59 reports.

Normally in the fall, the demand for the soda goes up because of a discount the restaurant offers on 2-liter jugs before closing up for the winter. But this year, the demand is a little different and even more.

Jordan Fletcher, a Marine from Lafayette posted an unexpected request on the Dog N Suds facebook page saying: “Anyway I can pay for a few of those and get them sent out to me in Afghanistan? There are still people who haven’t tried this rootbeer and its Blasphemy!”

Within minutes, Fletcher’s comment was flooded with responses.The first person to donate was Mike Sticks Hicks with a donation of $15, sparking the catalyst for others to follow.

"From there it escalated into something we never expected," owner Dan Washington said.

In what became known as "Operation Freedom Foam," the restaurant started taking donations through a secure online site that could manage donations coming in from anywhere.

Shortly after, the root beer money began to grow with Jordan Fletcher himself giving one of the first online donations for $500.


“What that told us was that they needed more root beer than what we were thinking about," Washington said.

Having been used to only selling bottles from the drive-in, he made a call to his distributor to tell him about the special order.

"I explained to him what we were doing and he said, 'I'll tell you what, if you can find a way to get the root beer from Chicago to Lafayette, I will donate the root beer,'" Washington said.

That donation comes to a total of 54 cases of 20 ounce bottles.


"That's 1,296 bottles of root beer. He can share that with a lot of his buddies," Washington said.

Dog N Suds set a fundraising goal of $2,036 to pay Fletcher back for his $500 donation and to account for shipping.


A few days ago that's what happened.

They exceeded their goal and collected $2,474.

"We ban him from making any further donations," Washington said.

But they didn’t ban anyone else from donating.

"We will continue to ship root beer as long as there is money available to cover the cost," Washington said.

"And right now we're over our goal so we'll ship more root beer."



We extend our deepest thanks to the owner and staff of this amazing Dog-n-Suds root beer stand. Thank you for supporting our Troops and especially our brave Marines working hard to protect our freedoms.....Ooh-Rah!!!!!

to learn more about the Lafayette Dog-n-Suds Root Beer Stand and Operation Freedom Foam go to www.ourdognsuds.com

watch the video of the news broadcast: