In times long past, Root Beer was something far Nobler. It was more compelling than todays' faint shadow, brewed like real beer, using roots and herbs wrested from the earth.
Forbidden Root returns to that lost era. Malt and a pinch of hops are topped by a generous dollop of botanic ingredients which includes: wintergreen, vanilla, cassia cinnamon, fennel, nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, clove, star anise, tarragon, basil, capsicum, patchouli, sandalwood, balsam of Peru, licorice root, yerba santa, cocoa, molasses and finally aged with oak to round off the flavor. As a result, the rich complexity and a long clean taste tells you this is not a soda, but traditional brew that is a delicious window into another age.
Forbidden Root is splendid with full-flavored or spicy foods from Yankee pot roast to Kansas City-style ribs to California tri-tip on the grill.