Dad's Old Fashioned Root Beer

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 072410047685
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Ring-pull can

More about Dad's Root Beer

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Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United States United States

Dad's Root Beer celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. Developed in the 1930s by partners Barney Berns and Ely Klapman in the basement of Klapman's Chicago-area home and trademarked in 1939, its name honours Ely Klapman's father, and other fathers, who made root beer at home for their families.
By the late 1940s Dad's Root Beer was one of the most consumed brands of root beer throughout the United States. The Klapman and Berns families sold all rights to IC Industries in the 1970s. They were then acquired by The Monarch Beverage Company of Atlanta in 1986. At that time Dad's was distributed by the Coca-Cola bottler network, sold 12 million cases annually, and held the second largest share of the root beer category behind A & W.

In 2007 the rights were purchased from Monarch by Hedinger Brands, LLC and licensed to The Dad's Root Beer Company, LLC which is based in Jasper, Indiana.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 02/06/2014


Clear, deep tawny brown with shade of red. Thin ring of tan foam rather than retentive head.


Vanilla, mild antiseptic-like sarsaparilla and faint clove.


Sweet, sarsaparilla, clove, bubble-gum and chocolate with cola and faint vanilla.


Gentle antiseptic-like sarsaparilla and chocolate.

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