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Guess who’s birthday it is? Correct! It’s my 30 something-ith birthday in June! But you know who else has a birthday in June? It’s A&W® Root Beer is celebrating its birthday also! And It’s a big one! Ready for it?
It is officially A&W Root Beer’s 100th Birthday/Anniversary this June! Let’s stick with the fancier term, “anniversary”. This centennial celebration makes me think about all the wonderful memories A&W has been a part of throughout the years.
A&W Root Beer Memories
I remember in a theme park ride called the Carousel of Progress, they make a reference to root beer in the opening scene. The main character says, “I think I’ll take one of those new-fangled trolleys down to the drugstore soda fountain and meet the boys for a cold sarsaparilla. Oh, haha, I’m sorry, I forgot—we’re drinking root beer now!”. I heard the term Root Beer for the first time when I was 6 years old! I NEEDED to know what this drink was and try some!
My earliest memories of drinking A&W is with my brother on a super hot Miami summer afternoon. I remember the cup was blue, it was filled with ice and my brother was pouring the root beer from a can into the ice. The ice crackled, the cup started to sweat with condensation. I remember I was looking at a sunny cloudless sky when I took my first sip. It was rich and delicious and refreshing. I will always remember this moment. From that moment on, anytime I drank root beer, it reminded me of my brother and the fun summers we had together.
A&W Root Beer Today
My brother is all grown up now. He got married and moved to Brooklyn with his wife. They are expecting their first child and life is so different now. I miss my brother a lot and we try our best to stay in touch in this busy world. At least once a week we try to find a few moments to facetime each other. We always share something special. Most of the time we share a root beer or a TV show. It’s just another way to feel connected to my brother. We still bond over A&W Root Beer. To this day, I always buy him a root beer when he comes to visit me. And I always go to Walmart to buy it!
Where can I buy A&W Root Beer
Walmart is the place to go to buy A&W Root Beer this summer! (I mean, honestly Walmart is the place to buy everything.) Walmart is my one-stop-shop where I can pick up my favorite drinks, a birthday card, patio furniture, and anything else you can think of! I love that you can shop on the app and then drive up to the store and a Walmart employee loads your groceries into your trunk. Can life get any easier?
Stop by your local Walmart and grab a case of the original A&W Root Beer to help celebrate the big birthday! Join A&W in celebrating its 100th anniversary! Anything that has been around this long, must be good! I’d love to hear how much you love root beer and the memories you have tied with this classic! Drop some memories in the comments below!
Have a great summer making memories!