Root beer containers
Thursday September 11, 2008 @ 8:10 PM EST
A&W bottles their root beer in a plastic bottle which has been designed to look like a glass bottle... which itself has been designed to look like a wooden barrel! As you can see, their aluminum cans also have the wooden barrel facade.
At White Turkey near Computer Camp, they have a humungous wooden barrel which customers are to believe contains root beer, which you can see in a few of the pictures on their super cool slide show. But, guess what! It doesn't! It contains a relatively tiny root beer syrup bin and I'm guessing a plastic line to their carbonated water supply.
There seems to be a wooden barrel root beer conspiracy! Where can I find root beer that is actually inside a wooden barrel? If the wooden barrel was so important as A&W and RICHardson (White Turkey's root beer supplier) want us to believe, then why not just sell it in REAL wooden barrels? I know! Because the wood doesn't actually matter and it's much cheaper to manufacture non-wooden containers! A&W, quit the crap and slap an A&W logo on a generic plastic bottle!