We also went to the Root Beer Store in Lynnwood, Washington. Very fun place. I found many root beer items and brands I did not have.
Here are a few of my finds.
From the Root Beer store I was able to add 10 new brands of root beer I have not tasted. This was a welcome addition to my fridge in the garage.
I also found a few cans that are great. Turns out the Nehi was a duplicate but the other two were good, bringing my total cans to about 145
Then at our last stop I found the bottles that got me excited. First was the brown Barq's bottle which I was sure I did not have. When I got home I discovered that I did indeed have it. I really need to start checking the blog before I buy to ensure I do not wasted money on duplicates. It is a very old Barq's bottle so perhaps it will sell in my fleamarket booth.
Next to the Barq's bottle is a Rosebud Soda bottle with an old Hires paper label. I was so excited to see this that my desire to have an old Hires bottle over ran by ability to think clearly. Once I got it home and started researching I discovered that the 12 Fl oz label in on a 7-1/2 fl oz bottle. Although the label appears real, and the bottle is still a very nice Rosebud soda bottle, I believe some simply stick a Hires label on a bottle to make it sell easier. Bummer for me, but then I gain knowledge through trial and error.
I found two new Dog n Suds mugs that are large and a nice addition to my collection.
My most fun was at the Root Beer Store. In addition to the root beer mentioned above, I found several root beer items to add to my misc. collection. I am looking forward to our first Bar B Q so I can try out the root beer mustard and BBQ sauce.
Here is the piece I really enjoyed finding. It is a thin plastic Hires calendar from 1970. This happens to be the year Cindy and I were married. I told her I was buying it for romantic reasons. She did not believe me for a second.