The Steelhead Brewing Company is located in Eugene Oregon and Burlingame California. I found a bottle of their honey vanilla root beer at Rocket Fizz in Seattle. I didn’t know anything about it, just picked the bottle at random and hoped for the best. Keep hope alive!
I really liked this root beer. Right away I tasted the great balance between honey and vanilla. It sticks with you, but doesn’t completely coat your palate. Winnie the Pooh would be disappointed, but that dude’s a jerk. He was consistently awful to Piglet and struggled to get through a day without his fix. Point is, honey is good, but in moderation. Pooh had a problem, but the guys at Steelhead showed a measured hand and got it right.
There’s enough bite in this root beer to keep me interested and enough vanilla to leave a creamy residue on your palate. Not much wintergreen flavor, but I thought I picked out some licorice. There’s a lot going on here, and this is something I’d like to drink again. An 8 out of 10 for sure.
Purchased from Rocket Fizz in Seattle for $2.29. Sampled on 11/5/2016