Alcoholic root beer came on the market in March 2015, followed by ginger ale in November of that year. They soon became national best-sellers.
The new bottle on the block is Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale, flavored with spices and Madagascar vanilla (4.1 percent alcohol by volume). We iced it down and poured it into frozen chalices. Hmm. Smooth, a bit sweet, with a pleasant finish, though we prefer the root beer.