Stewart’s Root Beer Day is an American celebration of root beer. It is a great refreshing drink that, despite the “beer” in the name, is non-alcoholic. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 17.
The history of Stewart’s Root Beer Day is not known. The day was created in honor of Stewart’s Fountain Company, which appeared back in 1924. To increase the efficiency of his business, entrepreneur F. Stewart started selling root beer in the store. Things were especially good in the hot season, as the drink was perfectly refreshing. Gradually the flavor line expanded, fruit and berry versions of root beer appeared.
In essence, it is a drink that is prepared on the basis of sassafras root. Researchers believe that it has been used since the Native Americans as a healing remedy.
Root beer began to be sold in the 19th century. It was made by C.E. Hairsome, who developed a special dry mixture that had to be diluted with water. This approach greatly accelerated and facilitated the production of the drink.
- In modern times, root beer is often made with a flavoring agent, as sassafras bark was banned in the 1960s due to the discovery of carcinogenic properties. It was also used by some craftsmen to make drugs.
- The most popular brands of root beer are A&W and Barq.
- Root beer is in demand in Australia. There you can find coriander, nutmeg, ginger and many other herbal ingredients in its composition.
How to celebrate
Buy a root beer and enjoy the taste of a refreshing drink. Try different versions of the drink. Different herbal ingredients can make a big difference in flavor. If possible, prepare it yourself with a dry mix.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they have tried root beer. What are their impressions?
When is Stewart’s Root Beer Day celebrated in 2024?
Stewart’s Root Beer Day is observed on June 17 each year.