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Monday, January 26, 2015

Wright Root Beer

I recently got an email from Alan Wright asking me about Wright Root Beer.  Prior to this email I had not heard of it. There is not a lot of information on the internet about it.  I asked my friend in Iowa, Vince Payne about it and he had a couple bottles. He sent me the below picture.

I forwarded this picture to Alan. Alan then sent me a couple pictures of the Wright Root Beer collection he has been able to put together,  It is very impressive. Check out the below pictures.  If you have any questions about Wright Root Beer, or would like to talk to Alan about his collection, you can email him at acwright@comcast.net

Thanks Alan for sharing what you have found.  Now I will keep a sharper eye open and see what I can find.  Wright Root Beer comes from the Louisiana area. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

An Iowa Root Beer Connection

Not long ago I received an email from a fellow root beer collector in central Iowa, Vince Payne.  He has every bit as big a collection as I have.  He is the first true Root Beer collector, other than myself, that I have met.

Over the holidays he and his wife came out to the Denver area and I had him come up for a visit and a tour. It was a great 2 hours of fun.  He left with a few items I had that he did not. Well yesterday I got a package from him with some treasures in it that I did not have.

It is really fun to have found another collector and be able to share a few items with each other.  Here are some of the things he sent me.

 If you check out my post on MUGS you will see I have a pretty large collection. So getting the above three new ones is a treat.  Now I am out of shelf space and will have to add another one

These four cans put my can collection at 160 different cans.

I already have a small keg of 1919 Root Beer so getting this jug and the above mug is a nice addition.

I also got a tiny bottle of Root Beer flavoring and a couple Richardson bottles caps I did not have.  Thanks Vince.

If there are any other root beer collectors out there, please send me a note. I can hardly wait until I go east again so I can stop and see what Vince has.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A&W Coolness

Do I have the best wife ever or what. Not only does she put up with my sickness about root beer, she finds me way cool things like this A&W cooler in Logan, Utah.

We tell people we went to Logan to see a good friend, but my motivation was to get some Root Beer Float Milk from Gossner Foods. Very good.

While in Logan we saw an Antique Mall and my wife pointed out the cooler to me.  She even negotiated a lower price for it. I love my wife!

The shelf life on this Root Beer Float Milk is about 10 months. It is also quite inexpensive. The main thing is that when it is cold, WOW! it is like drinking the left overs of a root beer float after the ice cream is all melted. Next time I will buy a case of it.

But here is my new pride and joy. I can hardly wait for the next Church Root Beer Social to show it off. When I told my wife what I think it is worth she said I should sell it.  HA HA! Not a chance.