Welcome to the Root Beer Rundown. Over the last few years, I've had a lot of fun drinking a lot of root beer and posting my root beer reviews for your reading pleasure. Use the tools on the right to see the complete history of my reviews, find all the brews within a given scoring range, or simply search for your favorite brew to see if it's one I've reviewed. I always like to hear what other root beer lovers like and dislike about different brews, so feel free to sound off in the comments of the reviews. I've also provided some links to a few other great root beer resources. Let me know if I've missed any so I can add them to the list. Enjoy the site!

Monday, June 7, 2010

What's Your Pleasure?

Chilled? Frosted? Mug? Pint Glass? Straight from the bottle?

What is your preferred way to enjoy your root beer? I am very curious to hear about how others like to drink their favorite root beers, and why they like 'em that way.

I like to pour mine in a chilled pint glass, but that is just me. I do not own any decent mugs, so that makes my choice a little easier. Maybe I should invest in a few good mugs and give that a try. Then again, maybe I shouldn't mess with a good thing. I am not opposed to a frosted glass, but I often end up with just a chilled glass since I usually forget to put one in the fridge or freezer until just before I open a bottle of rooty, creamy goodness.

So, let's hear it. Do you put your glasses or mugs in the freezer or the refrigerator, or just take it straight out of the cabinet? Are you a mug or a glass person? Why? What size of glass or mug do you prefer? Out with it, people! Share your insights with the rest of us. Who knows, maybe you'll change a few minds or even have your mind changed in the process.

Also, what have you found to be the best way to produce a good head on your root beer when you pour it? Does pouring method even matter, or is it totally dependent on the brew?

One more question, and I hesitate to even ask it for fear of some of the responses -- do you (gasp!) put ice in your root beer? Boy, I sure hope not.

Leave a comment on this post with your thoughts, tips, hints, etc.



  1. I prefer straight from the bottle. Icy cold. My Dad will actually take it out of the cupboard and slam some ice cubes in it. But then again, he'll do that with red wine too...

  2. Ice in a root beer? That's like fingernails on a chalkboard! Great site you've got there. Keep up the good work!