Steph’s New Brew Review: Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Steph’s New Brew Review: Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Small Town Brewery’s Not Your Father’s Root Beer, a 5.9% ABV Ale with Spices

Appearance Dark brown. Tons of carbonation.
Aroma Root beer. Exactly like root beer.
Taste Root beer. Sugary, vanilla, anise, wintergreen. Little, if any, note of alcohol.
Mouthfeel Light-bodied. High carbonation.
Overall If you love root beer, you will love this. I prefer mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Small Town Brewery, located in Wauconda, Illinois, has certainly caught the attention of craft beer fans.

Beer drinkers have been desperately seeking Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and it has finally found it’s way to eastern Pennsylvania. In fact, recently Small Town has expanded from availability in eight states to 25 states.

Brewer Tim Kovac’s great-great-grandfather was the captain of an English ship in the 1600s. The legend claims that he won a brewery during a high-stakes card game, which led to him brewing beer on the ships he sailed. I guess you could say brewing beer is “in Kovac’s blood.” Kovac uses some of his great-great-grandfather’s recipes as inspiration for Small Town’s brews.

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a year round offering from Small Town Brewery that comes in 12-ounce bottles. The 5.9% ABV version of the brew is silky, smooth and satisfying, boasting an unmatched flavor. It appeals to both craft beer lovers and those who don’t typically drink beer.

This alcoholic root beer has a 96 World Class rating on beeradvocate.com and a 97 rating of ratebeer.com. Clearly “the people” are enjoying this unique concoction.

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is also available in both 10.7% ABV and 19.5% ABV versions in limited edition 22-ounce bottles. Did you know that Small Town Brewery, however, brews over 30 other beers? Those in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, can enjoy these limited edition brews on tap, as well as offerings like Chocolate Porter and Grandma’s Apple Pie Beer from Small Town Brewery.

Wanna pick this one up? Click here to see if Not Your Father’s Root Beer is near you.
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