The ice cream soda – that is, the mixing of ice cream with carbonated water – is said to have been invented by Robert M. Green of Philadelphia in 1874. The most popular version may be the root beer float, featuring root beer and vanilla ice cream. The first person known to have made it was Frank Wisner, who owned a soda shop in Colorado. He named it Black Cow Mountain, after the Cow Mountain, and it was later shortened […]
IBC Root Beer was launched in 1919 by the Griesedieck family, who formed with breweries in the St. Louis area as the Independent Breweries Company – which is what IBC stood for. It was developed as a non-alcoholic alternative during prohibition. The Kranzberg family purchased the trademark and increased distribution led to a growth in popularity in the 20s. In the 30s, they sold it to the National Bottling Company. In the 1970s, the drink was bought by Taylor Beverages, […]
There is a tremendous amount of variety in the world when it comes to root beers. On this episode, I’m going to blind taste six of them. Thank you to Richard Mont, mikeypaco, Kevin Saju and candouidus for the request. Of the root beers featured here, which ones have you had? And which is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: Boylan Root Beer Company: […]
Cream soda dates back to the mid-1800s. They’re usually tan or caramel colored and often incorporate vanilla or vanilla-like flavors.There is a wide selection available and, on this episode of Soda Tasting, we’re going to blind taste some of them. Thank you to Musicluvr4 for requesting that I do a cream soda blind tasting. Please note: On this episode, the introduction was cut off, due to some sort of technical issue with my camcorder. What’s your favorite cream soda? Please […]
IBC is best known for their root beer, but I’m going to taste their Cream Soda on this episode. Thank you to elangomattab for the request. Are you a fan of IBC Cream Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
The IBC soda brand, founded in 1919, is best known for root beer. But, they also produce a line of other soda varieties, including Cherry Limeade, Black Cherry, Cream Soda and more. What do you think about IBC Cherry Limeade? If you are an IBC fan, what’s your favorite flavor? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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