Great Scott: a local root brew. A few sodas have their roots here in North Carolina: Pepsi and Cheerwine. Now there’s a new local Carolina soda on the block: Uncle Scott’s All Natural Root Beer – out of Mooresville.
Co-owners Suzanne and Scott Ramsey, and Jeff Fleenor tweaked an old time recipe out of Pennsylvania to develop this robust brew made with certified organic sugar and natural flavors. In fact, the labeling notes licorice root, cinnamon and anise oils, and wood extract. Plus this soda is micro-brewed and doesn’t have any caffeine. Suzanne Ramsey says, “We really wanted to go back to an old fashioned flavor.” For me it was an instant taste flashback to my grandfather’s home brewed root brew from my childhood. He was from western Pennsylvania, too.
Uncle Scott’s has been on the market for three years, but in January their company, Carolina Country Provisions, started bottling large scale and now Uncle Scott’s is available by the bottle, six pack, or case at many area grocery stores, specialty shops, and farmers markets. unclescottsrootbeer.com