Do you like Root Beer?  We sure do and we have lots of choices for you to try.  We stock over 30 different brands such as:

A&W – Abita  – Bawals – Berghof – Boylan – Bulldog – Brownie – Bundaberg – Cherry Republic – Cicero – Crown Valley – Dad’s – Dang – Deadworld Zombie Soda – Dog N Sud’s – Dr. Browns – Fireman’s Brew  – Goose Island – Hires – Henry Winehards – Lakefront – New York Seltzer – O-So – Polar – Rogue – Sprecher – Stewart’s – Virgil’s

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Root Beer has a long history and a great story. Root beer has its origins in what is referred to as small beers. Small beers are a collection of local beverages (some alcoholic, some not) made during colonial times in America from a variety of herbs, barks, and roots that commonly included: birch beer, sarsparilla beer, ginger beer and root beer.

Pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires was the first to successfully market a commercial brand of root beer. In 1886 Hires began bottling his concoction and by 1893 it was widely distributed in the United States.  Since that time many other bottlers have tried their hand a making root beer and many have been very successful.

One tradition for root beer that has taken hold in recent year is offering root beer by the keg at high school graduations. Every year we get many request for kegs. Below is a list of kegs and pricing for your consideration should be hosting a graduation or any other event.

  • Abita 1/2 barrel                    $95
  • Berghof 1/4 barrel                $60
  • Berghof 1/2 barrel                $85
  • Sprecher 1/4 barrel              $65
  • Sprecher 1/2 barrel              $95
  • Northwood’s 1/6 barrel        $40
  • Northwood’s 1/2 barrel         $79

1/4 barrel contains approximately 85-12 ounce servings, 1/2 barrel contains 165-12 ounce servings and a 1/6 barrel contains 56-12 oz servings.

Kegs require a $30 deposit. Taps are available for a $50 deposit and $5 use fee.

Please give us one week notice for keg orders.  Any questions please call us 616-261-5418 or email us at support@petersgourmetmarket.com

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