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Anywhere in Montreal i can get a Sarsaparilla Root Beer?

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  1. Paul's Patates on Centre street in Pointe Saint Charles makes their own spruce beer. And Marco's has a whole line of old fashioned sodas that are widely available around town http://www.breuvagesmarco.com/index_e...

    1. The only sarsaparilla I've seen in this city is Hey Song brand. You can find it in Asian supermarkets. The shop at the southeast corner of St-Laurent and La Gauchetière always has it.

      Here's what it looks like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sar...

      You can also find sarsaparilla "sherbet" syrup in South-Asian shops and make your own by adding fizzy water. http://www.rosaaro.com/sarsa.htm

      1. There was a small local importer who used to bring in Sioux City Sarsaparilla
        http://cn1.kaboodle.com/img/b/0/0/157...
        and other specialty drinks (Stewarts, IBC, etc). He kept getting nailed by Quebec on labelling issues (no French).
        This was years ago and I lost track of him - although I do think of him when I see Stewarts in almost every dep in the city.
        I haven't seen it personally, but perhaps someone is carrying it.
        Of course these brands are popular just south of the border. If you get a chance, I'd suggest trying IBC root beer, likely the best on the market (yet for some reason, they're sticking with saccharin as a sweetener for their diet version). The IBC cream soda is also top notch.