Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Apple Beer
12 fl. oz.
glass bottle
Apple Beer Corp, Salt Lake City, Utah

pretty cold, no ice

To indulge in a stereotype for just a moment, it doesn't surprise me a bit that famously teetotaling Salt Lake City would come up with some great sodas. Apple Beer ("Non-Alcoholic") boasts that it is made from a Bavarian brewing process; Bavarian-Schmavarian, all we know is, it's yummy. It tastes a little like everyone's favorite 12-Step friendly champagne-substitute Martinelli's carbonated apple juice. Apple Beer's quite fizzy, and the flavor is very clear: apples, with a hint of vanilla smacking you in the ass on its way out.

Kate called it "an artisanal fruit cooler...something like you'd get at Charlie Trotter's" (a frou-frou restaurant in Chicago where the chef likes to make his own drinks and ice cream). Apple Beer is made with 100% pure cane sugar, which is reputed to give a special mojo to sodas that use it instead of high-fructose corn syrup. Time and tasting will tell.

Apple Beer has a charming little website here. Their slogan sounds kinda dirty ("The soft drink with a head"), which may explain why it's celebrating its 100th birthday. I'll let Kate have the final word: "Next time we go to Galco, I'm getting some more!"

KP: 6/7 of 10
MG: 7 of 10


Blogger Phillip said...

Aha! That's where you're getting the soda.

2:31 PM  
Blogger slim said...

All the kids who brought cans of apple beer to school in fourth grade thought they were so cool.

I, of course, was stuck with baby cans of Motts - what a loser.

12:32 PM  

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