Monday, February 21, 2011

Blumer's Root Beer

Ok gentile readers, you know that i care about you and about the work i do on this blog, but i am just gonna phone this one in for the sake of getting it done. It's been a long couple weeks and i just need to get one done for the month. I promise March will be better. Anyway, this is a good root beer. It's called Blumer's, and it's from Monroe, WI. The company has been around since 1845, making it one of the oldest root beers around. But i couldn't find a website for them (probably cuz they've been around since 1845 and haven't heard of the internet yet). The site i got this root beer from is the Soda Pop Warehouse. It's a good site, and this is one of many of the root beers i have ordered from it. I recommend it for trying out different root beers, although shipping plus the cost per bottle makes it a little more expensive of a way to go when getting root beers. I thought i had seen a site for them before and want to say they do more flavors than just root beer, but i have nothing to back that up. Not that i need it since my word is final, but for those of you looking for credibility, you probably won't find it on this posting (or any of the other ones on this blog for that matter).

It comes in a common 12 oz. brown glass bottle, although the label says it only has 11.16 fluid oz. The label is a little funky. It has little half circles cut into the top and bottom of it, making it look a little like a postage stamp. There is a big barrel on it's side behind the logo, and the whole thing is a beige color (or as they spell in Canada, colour). The label is fine. I don't really have anything funny or witty or clever to say about it. It does the job.

This root beer is pretty good. It's quite sweet, but it doesn't gross me out as some sweet tasting root beers do. It's not sweetened with cane sugar and it has nothing really spectacular about it, but it's a solid root beer with decent carbonation and a good flavor. It's a little better than middle of the road, but i wouldn't mortgage my home to buy loads of the stuff, and that's only partly because my house isn't worth that much. Yeah, that's right. I live in a dump. What's it to you?

My official review is that Blumer's gets 6 (six) IBCs. I know this review was short and i didn't put a whole lot of effort into it, but i don't have much to say about it besides it's a good root beer. Give it a shot if you'd like. If not, then don't. It doesn't make much difference to me. I don't know much about the company without a website to look at, but i am sure there are people out there who know about this company. They have been around for a long time, so i am sure they have some loyal customers. Anyone in business this long has to be doing something right.