Not Your Father’s Root Beer
This month’s featured product is Not Your Father’s Root Beer from Small Town Brewery located in Wauconda, Illinois.
Style: Gruit-inspired recipe (Herb-spiced Ale)
Taste Profile: Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a category-defining craft ale brewed with unique spices. An unrivaled evolution of timeless American root beer in taste and color, NYFRB has earned a “World Class” rating of 87 on Beeradvocate.
Offerings: 6-pack (12 oz.) Bottles & Cans and ½ BBL Kegs
Notes: Brewer Tim Kovac’s creativity and painstaking commitment to flavor complexity result in an unmistakable offering that masterfully blends hints of sassafras bark, wintergreen, anise, and vanilla. A smooth and balanced Ale, NYFRB has broad appeal – from discerning craft beer drinkers to non-beer drinkers.
Brand History: NYFRB is the result of ambitious creativity, a rich family brewing heritage, and tireless commitment to premium American craftsmanship. After Tim Kovac and his son experimented with brewing as a hobby for several years, Tim formally committed to the craft in 2010 by opening Small Town Brewery.
His brewing focus developed as he unearthed his unique family brewing history, which dates back to his great grandfather from the 1600s. Utilizing his ancestors’ brewing practices – which included gruit-based recipes consisting of specific herbs, flowers, and various fruits versus hops – has inspired Tim’s passion for deriving innovative offerings, such as Not Your Father’s Root Beer, from modern brewing’s heritage and underpinnings.