Does your guy LOVE rootbeer? Mine, too.
The Indigo Bunting (via Oh Happy Day), I thought it was so brilliant! And I tucked it away to use on Jared's birthday. Then promptly forgot.
Thankfully, the Giver's Log featured a similar idea for a root beer tour just last weekend, so I got to work for Father's Day.
I loved the sampler guide on Erin's blog, so I made a smaller-scale version of my own, using plain old powerpoint. I used her descriptions where our brands matched up, and searched for descriptions of the rest on various root beer fanatics' blogs (such as Anthony's Root Beer Barrel, Cosmo's Root Beer Reviews, Spike's Root Beer Reviews and Kingofsoda.com).
I have a happy husband today (he deserves it - what a great dad). Plus, I get to sample some yummy root beer, too, because I had to buy a lot more than one bottle of each brand (in fact, my father-in-law got a duplicate crate). It will be fun to try them all out.
We haven't sampled Margo's Bark yet, but it has my favorite brand story. It was originally brewed by a seven-year-old boy named Oscar for a science fair project. He named the family brew after his dog, Margo, and all the profits go to helping dogs in animal shelters. Love that.
Hope you had a happy weekend!