Hires Ruler

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Hires is ALIVE!

Went to Salt Lake City to visit friends on a mission.  Cindy and I had the chance to do to the Hires Big H
(www.hiresbigh.com) drive in hamburger joint.  It was really good. I had heard about it a couple years ago but this is the first time I have had a chance to go there.

I took a picture of this below sign that explains why the name Hires is in the drive in name.

I also took the opportunity to pick up a few other items, like the T Shirt below.

And when I paid my bill I asked if I could have one of each of their drink cups.  No Charge!  I like this place.  I had a root beer float, of course, and will definitely go back whenever I get the chance.

I also found a couple Root Beer brands I did not have.  One is from the Lion House next to the Joseph Smith building and the other was from Deseret Books across the street.  Then top it off I also found some root beer extract at Orson Gygi's.  All in all a fun trip.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Keck's Longhorn Root Beer

I recently went on a trip to Missouri with my son to do some maintenance on his property.  While there we were looking on the internet for any root beer events in the area. We found that there was an event going on at Odessa, Missouri the next day and that there would be a root beer wagon at the event.  Since Odessa was only about 30 minutes to the east we decided to go.

This is what we found.:  Keck's Longhorn Root Beer

We met Connie Keck and had a great time talking and drinking Root Beer.  She brews her own root beet and brings it to the show in kegs.  Then as you order it she fills the bottle of your choice and puts a cork in it.  It is a great tasting root beet, and I have drank a lot of root beers. A nice smooth taste that does not have too much carbonation.

Connie, shown here next to me and my Grandson Matthew, has been brewing root beer and going to events for 21 years.  You can check out her web page at  kecksrootbeer.com  She also has a facebook page you can check out  www.facebook.com/kecks.rootbeer

Of course I had to bring some home so Cindy could try some.  If you want some you will have to find her at an event.  Her web page shows her calendar so you can see where she will be.  This was a great find.