Forbidden Root Beer
A BEER THAT TAKES ITS ROOTS SERIOUSLY
COLOR
burnished mahogany
MALTS
lager, vienna, caramel, black
HOPS
very light at 7 IBU
BOTANICALS
more than 20 purely natural extracts including wintergreen, cassia cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice, vanilla, sandalwood, cardamon, black pepper and many others
ALCOHOL
5.5% ABV
BODY & MOUTHFEEL
creamy, with just a hint of sweetness
SERVED
we like it cold, but not icy, at 40F/4C, in our custom glass or a sturdy glass mug

Forbidden Root

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.