Virgil's Root Beer
Developed by Jill Fraser Crowley and Edward Crowley, Virgil's Root Beer is a microbrewed gourmet root beer. The company was sold in 1999 and Virgil's is now made in Los Angeles, California by Reed's, Inc. It is sold in 12-oz. bottles and small kegs.
Virgil's Root Beer contains cane sugar and a number of natural spices, including anise, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, sweet birch, molasses, nutmeg, pimento berry oil (allspice), balsam oil, cassia oil and citric acid. It does not contain caffeine. It has 42 grams of sugar per 12 U.S. fluid ounce serving. One 12-oz. longneck bottle has about 160 calories.
Virgil's Root Beer won the "Outstanding Beverage" Award at the International Fancy Food and Confection Show in 1994, 1996 and 1997. It is sold mainly in health food stores and other specialty food stores such as Whole Foods Market, Cost Plus World Market, Publix, and Trader Joe's. As of Oct 22, 2011 Costco in Issaquah, Washington sells 24-bottle cases. It can also be found in health food sections in stores such as Kroger, and Fred Meyer. In British Columbia it can be found in Choices Markets and Quality Foods.
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