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RICHardson’s Root Beer

Another find at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston Salem, NC was the RICHardson’s Root Beer booth. RIChardson’s is a classic root beer that you don’t see much any more.  The stand I bought mine from kept the root beer in one of the original casks (pictured to the left).  While not as gimmicky an experience as Hillbilly Bob’s, this was by far the superior root beer.  The vendor sold root beer in $.50, $1.50 and $2.50 cups.  Served without ice, and freshly pulled out of the keg, the root beer was smooth and creamy.  Not very complex, but it reminded me of original A&W when you could still buy it on draft from A&W stores.  It was very tasty and lightly chilled, hitting the spot on a day that was just beginning to warm up.  This will be a booth I visit every year at the fair…


Monthly Root Beer Rating: 8.5

  1. Bob Jones
    February 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I have an old barrel and I am going to restore it . I would like to know where to get an emblem of Richardson Root Beer

    • Jim Amey
      September 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      I’m in the same category as Bob Jones. I have a RICHardson’s barrel and I need the large emblems, but can’t find them anywhere. Help please, someone?

  2. Jim Amey
    September 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Oh yeah, I need the three little claw feet at the bottom too…

  3. June 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I have a Richardson root beer barrel. All the parts are with it — I think
    Where can I have it restored ?

  4. andrew a. fernandez jr.
    January 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    there was a stand in lindenhurst long island new york,it was converted into a k f c

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