I recently purchased a bottle of Old Town Root Beer Company root beer at Cost Plus World Market. I attempted to find some information about the company, but the website listed on the bottle did not work. The bottle says that it was brewed and bottled by the Old Town Rootbeer Co. and then lists the followings cities: San Diego, Barstow, Chicago, Branson, and a city near you! I did find that there is a small store in the Old Town section of San Diego that sells all sorts of root beer including this one, which you can get fresh out of the tap. I could not find anything about them having a store in Chicago, which is the closet city to me listed on the bottle.
Now for the the ingredients, we got carbonated water, cane sugar, honey, natural and other flavors, sodium benozate, phosphroic acid, real vanilla. I like how they used the word “other” in describing the flavor. Is “other” another word for artificial?
I like this root beer, but I didn’t love it. It tastes better than the mass produced root beers like A&W’s and the various store brands, but it didn’t taste better than premium root beers like a Frostop or Gale’s. It did not have much of a foamy head, which is ironic because of the huge foam on the mug that appears on the bottle’s label. I would be curious what it would taste like straight out of the tap, but it would appear I would have to go to California for that.