Greetings everyone!! My name is Brad Slater and I'm a root beer connoisseur from Columbus, Ohio. I'm starting this website because I have a love for root beer. I think the world should know all about the wonderful brews that are being made today. There is a vast number of ingredients that can be used in the making of root beer and that's what makes this such a unique beverage.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Riley's Brewing Co. Hand Crafted Root Beer
Riley's Brewing Co is located in Madera, California. The head brewer started out a home brewer, who also grew up around brewing. After much trial and error and an annoyed wife, Daniel and his wife opened up their brewery. They now offer numerous beers, ales, specialty brews, and sodas. Their hand crafted root beer is what has intrigued me the most. This is truly an old school look on root beer. Their root beer has an authentic old fashioned favor and is very unique. It also sports a mammoth head. The body is complex and full flavored. I'm detecting a sarsaparilla core with numerous spices to compliment.(wintergreen, cloves, cinnamon, anise, all-spice, licorice, and burdock) My only knock would be that the molasses is a little overpowering. Molasses in my opinion, it's much better in small doses. The finish has creamy smooth vanilla and honey, which is the perfect ending to such a distinctive brew. 8.5/10.