Corey Anderson categorizes root beer three ways.
“Strong and bitey.”
Those are the root beers made with heavy wintergreen notes or other sharp flavor.
“Smooth and creamy.”
Those are made with heavy notes of vanilla.
The third category’s a little more troubling to define, but Anderson said he knows one when he tastes it.
“You take a sip and you look at the bottle. You have to look at the bottle a second time. I’ve got a few of those that don’t fit the strong or the smooth and creamy – so I call them amazing.”
Consider Anderson an expert-level curator of root beer. His love of root beer grew from making it with his dad when he was a kid.
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