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Sep 3, 2010 06:45 PM

Root Beer Extract

Does anyone know where I might buy root beer extract in MoCo or Frederick Co.? Penzey's doesn't carry it, nor does the Harris Teeter on Darnestown Rd.

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  1. Look for a homebrewing/winemaking supply store...these places almost always have assorted soda pop extracts in stock.

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    1. re: The Professor

      Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a home brewing/winemaking supply store in the area. I can buy it online, but either the sites don't list the ingredients in their extract or the extracts contain stuff I'd rather not use, such as propylene glycol.

      If anyone knows a local (MoCo or FredCo or Arlington/Fairfax) home brewing supply place, please post it! Thanks.

      1. re: Transplanted Texan

        There is a homebrew supply store in falls church, can't say I know if they carry root beer, though, give 'em a call.

        1. re: justaddwater

          Thanks, justaddwater, I appreciate the tip!

          1. re: Transplanted Texan

            I was there this past week and they do in fact have root beer extract, as well as a couple of other home brew soft drink flavors.

        2. re: Transplanted Texan

          The Flying Barrel in Frederick or Maryland Homebrew in Columbia.

          1. re: Doh

            Thanks, Doh! For some reason The Flying Barrel didn't come up on a web search for home brewing stores, so I really appreciate you providing their name.

            If anyone else is looking for root beer extract, Flying Barrel does have two different varieties, one without propylene glycol.

      2. Order Zatarain's on Ebay. It's cheap and it's GOOD!

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        1. re: bozoshoes

          Thanks, Bozoshoes! I found some at the Dutch Country Market in Germantown.