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Check out our twist on the classic old fashioned is made with our Flagship Bourbon, Root Beer Bitters, and Vanilla Syrup. This sweet and tasty combination of vanilla and root beer will take you right back to your childhood days at the ice cream shop! Some folks might be a little skeptical about this one at first, but trust us, it’s fantastic! Ice cream fads come and go, but the root beer float has topped the charts since it was invented in 1893. Accordingly, the perfect simulation of its ingredients combined with our Flagship Bourbon will keep it a staple on our menu for years to come! 

The Grownup Version – The Perfect Trifecta of Flavors

The smooth and creamy vanilla syrup along with root beer bitters is an inexplicably satiating combination, and really is reminiscent of a root beer float. Now add our Flagship Bourbon to the mix and you have a dessert-like, decadent cocktail that is really a treat to your taste buds! Our Flagship Bourbon is 92 proof, with notes of brown sugar, black tea, dried cherry, vanilla custard, mint, and stone fruit. It is Colorado’s finest straight bourbon whiskey and has taken home multiple gold medals in International Spirits Competitions! Not surprisingly, it marries so well with the flavors of root beer, which has hints of vanilla and caramel on its own. 

Did You Know?

A classic root beer float is a quintessential summer treat and as everyone knows, is a refreshing delight made with vanilla ice cream topped with root beer. However, what you may not know or realize is that the root beer float was invented right here in Colorado! On August 19, 1893, Frank J. Wisner, the owner of Colorado’s Cripple Creek Brewing, created the very first root beer float (also known as the black cow). He created the drink after realizing that the snowy peaks on Colorado’s Cow Mountain reminded him of ice cream floating in soda, what an imagination! We’ll be forever grateful!

Come Experience Our Atmosphere

Whether you’re new to bourbon and whiskey or a seasoned connoisseur, Branch & Barrel has something you’re sure to enjoy! Come relax and enjoy classic and creative seasonal cocktails, innovative new creations or neat pours of award winning whiskeys in our rustic but comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Besides our core portfolio of spirits, you’ll be able to enjoy our limited releases and experimental creations as well! From Hand-Selected single barrel Bourbon, single barrel 4-Grains to bourbon infused with orange blossom honey and more! Come see your friends at Branch and Barrel soon, there’s a truly unique and tasty experience awaiting you!

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