RE: Your Favorite Root Beer?
I never was lucky enough to where there was a Stewarts or Hires drive in, but we had a small (3 or 4 outlets) what I believe was local chain called B & K in Summit County, Ohio. I loved their root beer and chili dogs, especially when we would gather there after a neighborhood Little League game. One of my mom's friends still buys a couple gallons of their chili each year before they close for the winter. She freezes it in portions to enjoy at home until the spring thaw.
My favorite root beer isn't actually root beer ... it's white (clear) birch beer from Lycoming County, PA. Loads of wintergreen notes. When I visit my aunt in Williamsport I can occasionally find 2L bottles of Frozen Run but usually have to content myself with 12 packs of Weiss Market's store brand.