This tasty brew comes from a line
that has been around continuously since the 1920’s, and hails from the small,
rural town of Catawissa, PA. Bruce B. Gregorowicz and his wife, Suzzane Wegronovich Gregorowicz were issued a license to bottle soda in July of 1926,
and they went on to purchase a creamery that they converted into a bottling
facility. To this day, they still operate in the building they began their
legacy in. In the 30s and 40s they were still labeling and capping their
bottles by hand, but they have come a long way! With many additions and
redesigns to their facilities, Big Ben’s has remained a key player in the world
Big Ben’s was originally known under the name of Catawissa Bottling Works, but
was changed to Catawissa Sparkling Beverages around 1954.
Although the line of Big Ben’s soda is 23 flavors wide, the Root Beer is
considered one of the best.
With a full and dark body, one reviewer says that they taste strong sassafras
with hints of anise and wintergreen, and just the slightest bit of creaminess.
In another taste-test, it was stated that the reviewer found Big Ben’s to be
“sweet and rootbeer-ish”. They noted the solid foamy head, and its creaminess.
A comment made on this review stated that they thought it was surprisingly
“really, really tasty”. They thought it had a flavor that was not overly
complex or too creamy. It had a simple, classic flavor.
Now you’re ready to open up your own bottles of Big Ben’s Root Beer and decide
for yourself how this root beer rates! You can find them in all TRBS locations and online.