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Best root beer in NY?

Hinterlander May 20, 2009 12:23 AM

Who has it? Where can I get it?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: Hinterlander May 20, 2009 05:17 AM

    I like the root beer varieties served at Momofuku Ssam.


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    1. re: LeahBaila
      kathryn RE: LeahBaila May 20, 2009 11:29 AM

      They serve Sprecher which is one of my favorite root beers ever.

      The NYT did a taste test of root beers last year and Sprecher was in the top:

      Here is a similar CH discussion last year on where to buy high quality root beers:

      1. re: kathryn
        kathryn RE: kathryn Jun 7, 2009 06:25 PM

        A friend of mine reports that he found Sprecher Root Beer for sale at the Fairway in Brooklyn! Has anybody seen it at the UWS branches?

      2. re: LeahBaila
        steakrules85 RE: LeahBaila Jun 9, 2009 08:44 AM

        What varieties do they offer? Different flavors? Cream soda?

        1. re: steakrules85
          kathryn RE: steakrules85 Jun 9, 2009 10:00 AM

          IIRC three root beers and two ginger beers. The root beers are Fitz's, Sprecher, and Abita.

      3. jon RE: Hinterlander May 20, 2009 07:38 AM

        all i know is that the root beer float at the shake shack is my new obsession. i get it everytime i go now.

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          harrison RE: jon May 20, 2009 09:17 AM

          I've only had it sans float, but 2nd for Shake Shack

          1. re: jon
            LNG212 RE: jon May 20, 2009 09:30 AM

            When the UWS location first opened, they said that they would be changing the root beer tap regularly to all sorts of different brands. Do you know if they are doing that? The two times I've remembered to look, it was Abita (I think) both times.

            1. re: LNG212
              harrison RE: LNG212 May 20, 2009 12:26 PM

              I've probably been 5-6 times to UWS and always been Abita...but still great!

          2. jenniebnyc RE: Hinterlander Jun 7, 2009 07:52 PM

            shack shack uws - abita root beet on tap

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              moosiest RE: Hinterlander Jun 8, 2009 01:00 PM

              Kettle of Fish (by Sheridan Square) has an awesome root beer by the bottle. Like a lot of things there, it's shipped in from Wisconsin. I forget the name, but it's all natural and gooooood.

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              1. re: moosiest
                kathryn RE: moosiest Jun 8, 2009 01:25 PM

                I bet it's probably Sprecher!

                1. re: moosiest
                  mrnyc RE: moosiest Jun 9, 2009 07:47 PM

                  what a place to find rootbeer -- now there is a tip, thx!

                  ahh if only we had dog 'n suds or a&w rootbeers in frosty mugs too......!

                  1. re: mrnyc
                    JMJD RE: mrnyc Jun 21, 2009 03:28 PM

                    I got some Sphechers at Fairway on the UWS tonight, near the express check out with the specialty sodas.

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