Jun 262019

A frosty mug of Big A Root Beer Drive-In Root BeerSeal of ApprovalFresh off my weekend in Duluth, I found myself in Sacramento, with another root beer target on my mind, Big A Root Beer Drive-In. I’d known about it for awhile but this trip saw me with enough time to make the hour and fifteen minute drive up to Grass Valley. Their website doesn’t give a lot of information about them, other than they make their own root beer fresh and it’s creamy and real and draft and seriously, that’s a little long for a name. Anyways, the building itself looks like an old A&W Drive-In, which makes sense. Sharing my adventure was my grandma, some aunts, and my mom, who happened to be in Sacramento that day.

The Body is sweet and rich with a classic flavor that is overflowing with delicious vanilla. It’s so sweet and smooth you feel you could just take a bath in all that vanilla. The Bite is subtle, with a nice blend of spices complimenting the Body and it finishes very smooth. The Head is excellent. Tall and foamy. The Aftertaste is a sweet vanilla that lasts and lasts.

Wow! After nearly 420 root beers, it takes a lot to impress me, yet, after my first drink, I was so overcome that I blurted out “Oh wow! It’s good!” The free refills are bad news, because before I knew it, I’d downed three 20 oz mugs of the stuff. I couldn’t help myself. It was so amazing. If there’s anything at all lacking in this brew, it could use a little more Bite, just a little, and it would achieve perfection. As it stands, I’d say that this is probably the 2nd highest rated 4.5, just a hair below 5. The food at the place is top notch as well. I asked for recommendations, and took the deluxe bacon burger with avocado and a side of pesto garlic fries. I was in heaven. This place is a must visit, if you are a root beer fan. Seriously, stop what you’re doing and plan a trip to Big A Root Beer Drive-In right now!

4.5 Kegs

The Big A Root Beer Drive-In

The Big A Root Beer Drive-In

Deluxe bacon burger with avocado, pesto garlic fries, homemade ranch dressing, and one of the most amazing root beers you’ll ever have.

  2 Responses to “Big A Root Beer Drive-In Creamy Real Draft Homemade Root Beer”

  1. Hello,

    I am the Big A Drive In webmaster. Thanks for the nice review on our brew.

    I’d like your permission to use part of your post about our root beer on our website and or Facebook. Will gladly link back to your FB and or site. Please advise.

    Doug Faraco

    • Doug,

      You can absolutely use any and all parts of my review in any way you wish. You can even use the Seal of Approval in the promotion of the root beer. A back link to my site would be appreciated. You also reminded me that I need to mail out a Seal of Approval certificate for you guys.

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