Monday, October 3, 2011

First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival Details

We're really excited about the upcoming Decatur Root Beer Festival.

Tickets are still available.  Amazingly, they did not sell out in the first hour, the first day, or the first weekend!

However, we did sell a substantial number, so don't miss out.  Come in and get your tickets soon.

Not only will you get a chance to taste each of these drinks, you will also receive a commemorative  plastic cup!

Little Shop sends out a huge 'thank you' to the Brick Store Pub for helping us get in a lot of these great beverages!  Remember them the next time you are thirsty.

Here's a final list of beverages to be presented at the First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival:

Root Beers 

1.  Abita Root Beer - Abita Springs, Louisiana

2.  Blue Sky Root Beer - Hansen Beverage Company, Corona, California
3.  Dr. Brown’s Root Beer - made by Canada Dry, part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas
4.  Jones Root Beer - Seattle, Washington 

5.  Sprecher Root Beer - Glendale, Wisconsin

6.  Stewart’s Root Beer - made by Canada Dry, part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Rye Brook, New York (limited supply)

7.  Virgil’s Root Beer - Los Angeles, California 

8.  A (hopefully) special surprise root beer 

Not Root Beers

9.  Dr. Brown's Cream Soda - made by Canada Dry, part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas

10.  Jones Cream Soda - Seattle, Washington

11.  Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew (ginger beer) - Los Angeles, California

12.  Regatta Ginger Beer - Westport, Connecticut

13.  Sprecher Orange Dream - Glendale, Wisconsin

I was also going to bring in some standard fare, such as A&W Root Beer.  However, we'll have a sufficient supply of the really good stuff.  We've got enough for each person to drink the equivalent of three 12 oz. bottles of soda.  You may not get caffeinated, but you will get sugared!


Updated: October 7, 2011


GBK Gwyneth said...

We bought our tickets Saturday -- can't wait! I wonder if you might consider adding Moxie to the list, since it has such a unique flavor.

Little Shop of Stories said...

This looks like a brand for future years. It has an interesting history, but doesn't appear to be available locally (or outside of Maine and the far northeast). This will take some research.

Becky said...

Ahh! Moxie was the first thing I thought of too... crave it terribly since leaving New England. You can order it online through several sources, including Amazon.