The name 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer signifies the year when hundreds of breweries were faced with the prospect of closing because of Prohibition (1919-1933).
In order to keep their breweries open, several resourceful Brewmasters chose to make near beer, elixirs, and sodas! This practice was continued only until Prohibition was repealed, and breweries went back to making beer.
1919 is brewed in small batches with only the finest ingredients...real granulated sugar ~ the sweetener of choice during the prohibition era ~ and real vanilla. Our unique recipe and these choice ingredients make 1919 the creamiest, full bodied, draft root beer available. In addition, 1919 is alcohol-free and contains no corn syrup, gluten, or caffeine.