Sep 302015

Antiqology Root Beer BottleAntiqology is an antique shop of sorts in Huntington, IN. They sell a blend of old and new and claim to have many unique items not found anywhere else. They also sell ice cream and a large selection of craft sodas because antiques and craft sodas are often purveyed together… They made this Special Edition Root Beer for their “Heritage Days 2015” which some festival that happens in Huntington. This year’s theme was Broadcasting in the 1930’s which is the theme of the root beer label itself. I managed to get two bottles in a trade with the mighty anthony. The label doesn’t say who makes it, though on their site they say that there will be other Antiqology flavors to come. I have a sneaking suspicion that this was a custom recipe from one of the private labelers but I don’t know and I don’t think it warrants such an investigation.

This has a mild Body with a generic creamy flavor that seems a little watered down. The Bite is pretty mild as well. The Head is amazingly tall and lingers forever. The bubbles get big as it fizzes down. The Aftertaste is a light vanilla with some bitter notes.

This is really nothing unique or special, other than the good Head. I’m kind of disappointed because with a limited run Special Edition brew, you’d think that they’d take more risks or make it more distinctive. But they played it safe, so no one will really hate it, unless they hate root beer in general. See how it rates against other root beers.

Three kegs