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rymcty Apr 10, 2012 03:54 PM

Anywhere in Montreal i can get a Sarsaparilla Root Beer?

  1. porker Apr 11, 2012 03:03 AM

    There was a small local importer who used to bring in Sioux City Sarsaparilla
    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.

    1. SnackHappy Apr 10, 2012 06:01 PM

      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:Sarsaparilla-Hey-Song-4294.jpg

      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

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        EaterBob Apr 10, 2012 04:56 PM

        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...

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