Nutritional Information
(12 fl oz finished drink)

Calories: 164
Total Carbohydrates: 42.5 g
Sucrose: 42.0 g
Simple Sugars: 0.5 g
Sodium: 60.0 mg
Dietery Fiber: 0.03 g
Calcium: 2.14 mg
Iron: 0.034 mg
Phosphorous: 0.4 mg
Potassium: 0.4 mg

Description:


Big, sweet, flavorful and old-fashioned!

Saint Arnold Root Beer is made with Imperial Cane Sugar (absolutely no high fructose corn syrup), vanilla extract and lots of yummy (but secret) flavorings. The cane sugar gives it a sweetness and mouthfeel that cannot be achieved through corn syrup. The flavors explode in your mouth. The only way to improve on our Root Beer is to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Where to find Saint Arnold Root Beer:

(Please note this list is not all inclusive.)

Houston Area:

Saint Arnold Brewing Company (of course)
Spec's
Central Market
HEB
Kroger
Goode Company Restaurants
Cedar Creek Cafe
The Ginger Man
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Alamo Drafthouse
Treebeards
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Barry's Pizza
Antone's
Brews Brothers (Galveston)
Boondoggle's (Seabrook)
Arlan's Market (Seabrook)
Zum Barrel Tavern (Spring)

Austin Area:

Alamo Drafthouse
The Ginger Man
Central Market
Black Star Co-op
Whip In
House Pizza
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
Frank
Iron Works BBQ
Dog and Duck Pub
Hoover's Cooking
Flix Brewhouse (Round Rock)
HomeField Grill (Round Rock)
The Yellow Store (San Marcos)

DFW Area:

Central Market
HEB
Kroger
Eno's Pizza
The Ginger Man
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Frank W. Dollar Commissary
The Woodshed Smokehouse
Jake's Hamburgers
Village Burger Bar
Trinity Shell/Subway
Suzy Q's Soda Fountain & Grill (Mansfield)
Love Shack (Denton)
Maid-Rite Diner (Arlington)
Kelly's at The Village (Allen)
Love and War in Texas (Grapevine)
Fireside Pies (Grapevine)

San Antonio Area:

Spec's
Buckhorn Saloon
Hyatt Regency
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
A Taste of Texas Wine
Crowne Plaza Riverwalk
Saltgrass Steakhouse Riverwalk
Chester's Hamburgers
Green Fields Market

Other Spots Around Texas:

Spec's (College Station)
Harvey Washbangers (College Station)
O'Bannon's (College Station)
Outta Bounds Sports Lounge (Corpus Christi)
Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli (Chappell Hill)
Texas Wine Cellars (Fredericksburg)
Greengrocers Deli (Kerrville)
Grape Juice (Kerrville)
Kate's Place (Wimberley)
Othie's Grill & Bar (Sealy)
Big Daddy's BBQ (Brenham)
Antiques, Art & Beer (Shiner)

History and Trivia:

We noticed that we had a lot of families attending our tours with their children. As giving the kids beer, while legal in the state of Texas as long as they were with their parents, was frowned upon, we decided we needed an alternative. Root beer seemed like a fun idea.

And so the research began. Making root beer is much more of an immediate gratification process compared to beer. You heat up some water to dissolve the sugar, then you cool it down and add the root extracts. Most of the extracts are from real plants, but some, such as sassafrass, have pesky carcinogens in them and thus we opted to replace those with artificial flavors. We developed a good root beer base, but we wanted a great root beer so we started playing around with small amounts of other natural flavors. We finally found one that worked great and went with that. We could tell you what it is, but then we'd have to kill you. If we did tell you, you would immediately recognize it. Nobody has come up with it though without being prompted.

We use all cane sugar in our root beer which is stupidly expensive because of government controls on sugar pricing and imports. It creates a great mouthfeel to the root beer though and gives a much fuller sweetness than the thin sweet taste one gets with high fructose corn syrup.

We actually make no money on our root beer. We make it for fun and put no effort into selling it. Sales continue to climb on it even without our trying though. Oh well.

Strange fact: drinking root beer gives you very refreshing burps. It's the wintergreen.