Not used to Mic - Strange Brew Fest is on! January 28-30, 2011.A guy in town who makes and sells root beer at events gave me 3 bottles of Zatarains root beer extract. Directions call for adding 1 bottle of extract and a packet of beer yeast to 4.5 gallons of water along with some sugar. This makes me wonder if I can(or would even want to) brew a beer with this stuff. Maybe 8-10 pounds pilsner malt and no hops. Any thoughts?
A town close to me used have a "strange brew fest" and one year a guy had "Booted Rear." It was a rootbeer flavored beer. Not sure how he did though.
Don't stay at the Water Street Hotel, they're the same people who booted Water Street Brewing out of their space.
<edit>It was Laht Nappur Brewing, maybe if you contacted them they'll tell you how they got the root beer flavor in their beer. They make their own root beer, but I don't know if they're using extract or not.
Cool beans Tom. I'll be there.