Ep. 22 - Face Off: Hard Root Beer

“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” — Henny Youngman

It's our very first Face Off: Hard Root Beer!

In one corner we have Mission Brewery's Hard Root Beer, fighting out of San Diego. The original Mission Brewery started out in 1913, but fell apart during Prohibition. In 2007 the name was revived by Dan Selis, and in 2014 the brewery decided to start making "craft cocktails," starting with Hard Root Beer.

In the other corner we have Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father's Root Beer, fighting out of Wauconda, Illinois. Small Town was started in 2010 as a way for father and son to bond. The brewery uses a supposed recipe book to make Not Your Father dating back to the 1600s, but there is some controversy surrounding them.

To listen to Strange Brews' investigation into Small Town, listen here: 

To read Michael Agnew's thoughts on Small Town and Not Your Father's Root Beer, including his visit, click here.

In the education corner, we talk about the purpose of hops in beer.

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Mission Brewery

 

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