December 2, 2012
Week before last, the Thought Bubble festival played host to a new and exciting awards show. It’s received a lot of attention and caused a bit of a hubbub in the popular press and, you know, twitter. But I feel now is the time I write my side of the story. Here it is, the ever controversial Joes Root Beer Taste Off 2012.Firstly, The Short List of beers for the event was chosen by one person alone; my mum. She bought them back from Canada, she’d been on holiday.The Judges. Although the title of the awards is "Joes Root Beer Taste Off 2012" we felt it unfair to include just "Joes" in the judging process, so enlisted a "Lizz" too. But by this point the logo was drawn up so, to keep admin costs to a very minimum we kept the name as was. So, Joe List, Joe Decie and Lizz Lunney were the chosen judge and jury.So, to The Results. In order of unpreference… A&W we all agreed was the worst. We didn’t even finish the bottle. Just not very pleasant. DAD’S had the best bottle, and did taste good. Quite medicinal.JONES was lovely, quite a mellow cream soda kind of taste.But, by far the best was Stewarts. Tangy, sweet and antiseptic in all the right places. Also, from Eric Colossal's home town.

So, until next year, top of the pops…

Week before last, the Thought Bubble festival played host to a new and exciting awards show. It’s received a lot of attention and caused a bit of a hubbub in the popular press and, you know, twitter. But I feel now is the time I write my side of the story. Here it is, the ever controversial Joes Root Beer Taste Off 2012.

Firstly, The Short List of beers for the event was chosen by one person alone; my mum. She bought them back from Canada, she’d been on holiday.

The Judges. Although the title of the awards is "Joes Root Beer Taste Off 2012" we felt it unfair to include just "Joes" in the judging process, so enlisted a "Lizz" too. But by this point the logo was drawn up so, to keep admin costs to a very minimum we kept the name as was. So, Joe List, Joe Decie and Lizz Lunney were the chosen judge and jury.

So, to The Results. In order of unpreference… 

A&W we all agreed was the worst. We didn’t even finish the bottle. Just not very pleasant. 
DAD’S had the best bottle, and did taste good. Quite medicinal.
JONES was lovely, quite a mellow cream soda kind of taste.

But, by far the best was Stewarts. Tangy, sweet and antiseptic in all the right places. Also, from Eric Colossal's home town.

So, until next year, top of the pops

  1. theblacktrombone said: Nice mo brother joe
  2. unicornflakes reblogged this from sacredhangnail and added:
    I wish I had some Root Beer now. Even A&W would do…
  3. sacredhangnail reblogged this from joedecie and added:
    Big thanks to Joe for writing up the Joe’s (and Lizz) Root Beer Taste Off 2012. It was an honour to be on the judging...
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