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Draft/house root beer in Phoenix metro?

aynrandgirl May 4, 2011 01:25 PM

Being a root beer nut, I love it when restaurants have such available. There's nothing like a fresh non-mass-market root beer to quench the thirst.

I know about Relish Burger Bistro from another thread.

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    buckeye.mary May 4, 2011 01:34 PM

    I haven't been there, but Mad Chef gastropub in Ahwatukee has Sonoran root beer on tap. Just heard about it yesterday!

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      aynrandgirl May 4, 2011 01:42 PM

      Is that Sonoran, the region, or Sonoran, the brewing company?

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        buckeye.mary May 4, 2011 01:47 PM

        Brewing company.

    2. hohokam May 4, 2011 01:55 PM

      Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert serves a housemade root beer, which I believe is also served at Joe's Farm Gril (same owners, but down the road a piece). I'm not sure if it's offered at Liberty Market (same owners as, and kitty-corner from, the BBQ place), but I wouldn't be surprised if it were.

      Joe's Real Barbecue
      301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

      Joe's Farm Grill
      3000 E Ray Rd Ste 101, Gilbert, AZ 85296

      Liberty Market
      230 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ

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        aynrandgirl May 5, 2011 04:43 PM

        Is Liberty Market still a grocery store?

        Liberty Market
        230 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ

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          johnseberg May 5, 2011 04:58 PM

          There is a fair amount of information on their website.

      2. johnseberg May 4, 2011 02:26 PM

        At the time of this writing...
        Delux has Sonoran.
        Dick's Hideaway has Thomas Kemper.

        (Note the link to locations selling their products - no guarantee the Root Beer is on tap, though


        3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        Dick's Hideaway
        6008 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        1. Rubee May 4, 2011 02:45 PM

          I've had it at Joe's Real BBQ as Hohokam has mentioned and on tap at The Grind.

          The Grind
          3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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            aynrandgirl May 5, 2011 04:44 PM

            All of these places sound great, thanks. Root beer forever!

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              aynrandgirl May 12, 2011 07:45 PM

              I found another interesting local root beer, Cider Mill's Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer. Oddly, in exactly the same bottle that Sonoran Root Beer uses, I thought it was the same company at first.

              Postscript: it turns out the guy who runs Cider Mill used to own Sonoran Brewing company. He sold the beer business to concentrate on soda. That probably explains the bottle.

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              1. re: aynrandgirl
                Melanie Wong May 17, 2011 10:40 AM

                Does the Cider Mill root beer have honey in it?

                Same guy as brewed Lazlo's, wonder if it's the same recipe.

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                  aynrandgirl May 17, 2011 04:04 PM

                  No, Cider Mill has cane sugar, blue agave nectar, and molasses. Sonoran Root Beer has cane sugar and honey.

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                    Melanie Wong May 17, 2011 05:52 PM

                    Interesting, thanks. So he's come up with another formulation for the Cider Mill.

              2. Melanie Wong May 17, 2011 10:31 AM

                In town in November, I ought a J J Lazlo's root beer for the road at the information booth at the Saturday morning's farmers market at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market.

                J J Lazlo's is a vanilla, creamy style rather than aggressive, spicy root beer. Interesting and distinctive flavor from the local honey. Here's the instructions on the back label:

                Trying the url http://www.jjlazlos.com/ just now, it seems to be dead. Wonder if this product is still around.


                Edited to add: reading the mention of Cider Mill above and Sonoran connection, I think that's our guy.

                Downtown Phoenix Public Market
                721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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