Who are the Pearson Bros of San Francisco? My research did not come up with any answers. All I have is a quote from one of the Pearson Brothers, Matt. He says in the San Franciso Chroncile "`Root beer should be lightly carbonated, like a microbrew. It shouldn't boil off the tongue like Coke,''. This brew is inside of a clear glass bottle featuring the Golden Gate Bridge in black. This root beer has been sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.
This is a good root beer, but nothing unique about it. It is easily forgotten with all the other root beers I have reviewed. It does have some things going for it, like a little bit of spiciness to it, a slight winter green taste, and the carbonation is good, it doesn't burn the tongue like Coke as Matt Pearson says. I enjoyed drinking this, but I wouldn't necessarily seek it out again.
Where to Buy
I purchased mine at Straub's Fine Grocers in St. Louis, MO. It should be easy to find in the Bay Area, where it is made.