Another iconic brand that is seldom found it glass bottles though commonly found in cans and plastic two-liter bottles. This was one that I had enjoyed as better than the average back in my pre-connoisseur days during the occasional pizza night or barbecue. And by average I mean Cragmont, the precursor to Safeway Select which was the precursor to whatever they have now, Refreshe or something like that. Who cares, they don’t properly bottle it. Anyways. I was traveling up in the Mystic Land of the North on a quest to see The Arrogant Worms, the same quest in which I found the Pirate’s Keg Root Beer. I can’t remember the store where I found this, probably a gas station, but I do remember finding it there. It is the exact same as in the US except with the Racinette on the label. I got three bottles and waited until I had returned to give it a proper review.
This is alright. The Body is good. The Bite is a little harsh for me, I like it smooth. The Head is nothing special. The Aftertaste is not displeasing.
So as we’ve covered before, I was a little, shall we say, less than descriptive in my earlier writings. Whereas before I had thought of it as above average, I’d say it is only an average gourmet root beer, though my standards are much higher than they had been when I quaffed Cragmont “Brown” from the can. It’s still good enough for those pizza parties if you get it in glass. See how it rates against other root beers.
Dads was Pepsi’s official root beer before being replaced with Mug. I think it is much better.
I didn’t know that. I still want to find Mug in a glass bottle. Some day perhaps.
Looks like you’re in luck. Dr Pepper West Jefferson seems to be bottling Mug in glass:
I’ve been trying to get West Jefferson sodas for a while now; however my NC contact said it would cost an arm and a leg just to ship those sodas over to me.
Sweet! I’ve ordered two bottles! Finally. Now all I need is to find Hires being bottled.