Feb 282015

Myers Avenue Red Root Beer BottleMy dad found this one in his internet searches for new root beers the year after I got back from my mission. He thought it was the coolest concept, a red root beer, so he had to try it. The red is from the cinnamon which was something else that got him excited. Myers is a root beer with a storied past. Supposedly in 1893 the original maker of the soda invented the root beer float, inspired by the snow on top of the black Cow Mountain which reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He called it a black cow, after the mountain. Interestingly, I’ve never actually had a root beer float with a Myers before. My dad loved this root beer above all others and always kept a store of it. I awarded it the Seal of Approval. Then one day, the stuff I got for him was, different, much different. I thought it was a bad batch, but we noticed that the ingredients and nutritional info were different. We got more and it still tasted rancid. I talked to the people at The Root Beer Store and they too, noticed the difference. They even called the company who swear it’s the same, despite the ingredients difference. I gave them some time, to sort it all out, and then bought two bottles to do what needed to be done.

The Body is overpoweringly fruity and sour. There’s a little hint of cinnamon in there but it’s not a spicy cinnamon, more just the flavor so it doesn’t really mix with the fruity sour at all. The Bite is very sour and acidic. The Head is super tall, as it used to be, rivaling the other top root beer Heads. The Aftertaste is more fruity with a little cinnamon and the slightest hint of vanilla.

What have you done Myers? What have you done? I’ve never seen a brew fall so far or so hard. How can you even pretend that this is the same? It’s an insult to anyone who ever drank it. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I know that a root beer float with this would also taste nasty. You’ve betrayed us all. Now you are fallen. See how it rates against other root beers.

1.5 out of 5 kegs

  One Response to “Myers Avenue Red Root Beer”

  1. Is this root beer still bad? I recently heard the story of the first root beer float and I would love to taste the original Meyers Avenue Red, but I can only find cases of it online for $30. I don’t want to spend that much unless they’ve gone back to their original recipe. Any chance they’ve gone back to it?

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