Friday, June 3, 2011

[Root] beer bellies and happy palates!

I love root beer. It's one of my favorite things to drink. A few years ago, the birthday fairies (obviously informed by someone who knew me well) left me a beautiful arrangement of various brands of root beer. It was pretty exciting to walk up the stairs that morning and see all that root beer on the table waiting for me. I specifically asked for it this year (knowing we'd all be together, I thought it would be a fun time for another root beer tasting). Well, I don't want to toot my own horn or anything, but I was right. Thanks to all those who contributed to the wonderfully varied selection! (And for your shared enthusiasm). :)


Weren't the Dixie cups a good idea? My mom is brilliant. And Jennie is very organized. :) Here is a picture of her line-up:

And the winners are...

Mmm. My favorite was Henry Weinhard's, Paula's was the Sioux City (which came in a very close second for me) and I think these were the majority favorites overall; though Teddy's deserves a special shout-out as it was Jennie's personal favorite. She felt it was the closest to Brick Oven root beer. Oh so good...I want to go there now!

And now for the root beer bellies. Well, Paula had little "Julio" as he is affectionately called by Natalie (i.e., unborn baby boy Whitmer) helping her out but you'd be surprised how much root beer can fill you up! I felt pretty full, it's true. But now that I'm posting about it, I wish I had another bottle right now!

I feel like I should break out into a rousing, personalized version of "these are a few of my favorite things!" I don't know where it would fit syllable-wise, but root beer would have to be in there somewhere! Yay for birthday root beer tastings.


  1. Oh, that was so much fun. :) What good times!

  2. That WAS fun. I tried to find some Sioux City root beer here in Oregon, but I haven't found it anywhere. Maybe we will just have to have some this summer in Colorado to remind us how good it was! And P.S., I like the new background for your blog!