Saturday, August 27, 2011
Root Beer 1 - Frostie
Frostie Root Beer has been around since 1939, though it has changed ownership several times since then. I had high hopes for this, the first of my Root Beer excursions. Alas, I was a bit disappointed. It certainly had more bite than most mass-market brands, which I appreciated. But there was a slight but distinct chemical aftertaste that belied the small-town image that the bottle conjures. It was also sweeter than I prefer my root beer. I'd say that, for a micro-brewery, it was only about a C+. Side by side with , say, A&W, it's pretty comparable.
Note: I like A&W quite a lot, it's my default mass-market root beer. Keep in mind, though, it's about a third the price of this beverage.
The entertainment for the meal was episode 8 of Torchwood: Miracle Day. I'm enjoying the series quite a lot, and guest star John de Lancie all but stole the show. The ending was a bit odd - dramatic, but not really a cliffhanger. I assume next week, the penultimate episode of the season, will end on something a bit bigger.