Firemans Brew Root Beer
Sweetener: Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Inyokern, California
Purchase Location: Rocket Fizz
Your favorite root beer review site was on a short hiatus, but returns today with this review of Firemans Brew Root Beer. As I began typing this review, I mistakenly thought the root beer was named Fireman’s Brew, as in the brew belonging to the fireman. It turns out, however, that there is no possession indicating apostrophe in the name of this brew.
The origin of this root beer is less confusing than its name. The idea for Firemans Brew came in December 2010 as two parched California firefighters managed a brush fire and dreamed about drinking a refreshing beverage. They first created created alcoholic beverages, but then added an “on duty” drink line, including root beer. Generously, Firemans Brew donates a portion of its profits to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The label for Firemans Brew Root Beer is busy but appreciated, just like a hardworking firefighter. The background takes the form of the well-recognizable fireman shield, overlaid with the name of the root beer. The fireman shield is encircled by tiny flames and the phrases “Extinguish Your Thirst” and “Ignite The Party.” The label does a good job of tying firefighting and the root beer inspired by firefighting together.
The backstory to Firemans Brew is interesting because just as its line of drinks was inspired as its creators dreamt of refreshment, the one word that kept coming to my mind as I drank Firemans Brew Root Beer was “refreshing.” It has a very traditional taste, mixing vanilla and typical root beer spices. However, for some reason, I found Firemans Brew Root Beer’s refreshment value to be exceptional.
Overall Score: 8 of 10.