August 1, 2008

The Cabin

















Spencer and his family love spending time up at their cabin near Kamas, UT which is just outside of Park City. We enjoy the outdoors, horse shoe games, catching up with family, fishing, food, and homemade root beer. It is not just any root beer. It is the root beer that Spencer's family have enjoyed and made generations back.

The root beer is not made with dry ice but made with yeast and sets for a period of time before consuming. For those who have grown up with this type of root beer, the drink is easy on the taste buds. For most of those married into the family, cringing is usually the choice of reaction after trying for the first time.

Still, making the homemade rootbeer is a fun tradition and although the taste of it makes me feel like I might be breaking the Word of Wisdom (no worries for those of you who might question. It has about the same amount of alcohol in it as orange juice), I make sure that I try some, if only a few sips, every time a batch is presented.



7 comments:

Darleen said...

I know the Gunnerson love their homemade root beer...but to me it taste exactly like beer. And I hate to say it but I know what beer taste like.

Julie said...

I am so glad you had so much fun at your reunion! Just to warn you...I tagged you....have fun my dear...

Kelli said...

Oh, I loved this!!!! It was so much fun to see you!

campblondie said...

Wish you could ship off some of that root beer to me! Looks delish!

Julene said...

I was just going to say, "How come we haven't had Spencer's homemade rootbeer at the family functions in Vegas?" But I just saw Darleen's comment and so I'm sorry to say I think I will pass.

Jadi said...

Geoff just made some of that rootbeer. I have to admit I am not a fan. My kids love it though so it must be a Gunnerson thing. :)

Vicki said...

It took me a good year or two when I first joined the family, but now I like it. It was so fun to have you with us!!!