Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hires Root Beer 1966

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to each and every one of you!  The video I have chosen for this post is a classic television commercial from 1966 for Hires root beer!  It is just one minute in length.  Enjoy!

I am not certain if any of you have ever tried this root beer, but it has quite a kick...and tastes different as opposed to any other root beer, such as A & W.  Hires Root Beer contains ginger!  I only found this out in the last several months when I was doing searches on the web for my favourite things from days gone by.  I have not seen Hires root beer in Montreal for decades!  So....have any of you tried this Hires root beer?  Is it still available in your area?

The photos I am sharing are ones that I took in July of this year.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.



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25 comments:

  1. I remember Hire's Root Beer, but I haven't seen it on store shelves in ages. We don't buy much soda pop, so I might have missed it. Lovely flower photos today!

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  2. I don't know if I've ever tried Hire's or not. I never liked root beer very much, but I'd like to try some with ginger in it. I'll have to check out the store and see if we have it around here!

    Lovely flowers!

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  3. Refreshing Linda!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  4. I do remember the commercial, but I don't drink soft drinks. It seems to me I've seen Hires. Or was it A&W? Sigh. No brand loyalty here.

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  5. I have tried it in the past but I don't see it in the stores anymore. The flowers are beautiful.

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  6. The orange flower looks tropical and beautiful! The blue ones are Clematis, and the middle one is a coneflower. I remember Hires, but we don't drink root beer so I never look. HEY, I think they sell it at Cracker Barrel, I remember seeing it there. They sell lots of old fashioned candy and drinks there in their gift shop.

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  7. Hello Linda, I do remember the Hines root beer but have not seen it since I was a youngster. All I get where I live is A & W root beer and another kind in a bottle at the store. I cannot remember the brand because I seldom drink root beer. Your flowers are beautiful. Did you take the flower pics in the last few days?

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  8. Your flowers photos are beautiful, Linda!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  9. Bonjour chère amie,

    De très jolies photos de fleurs... Je connais particulièrement celles de votre seconde photo, l'Echinacea. C'est une plante excellente pour le système immunitaire. Il est bon d'en prendre au début de l'automne. J'en donne même à mon petit dalmatien...
    Gros bisous

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  10. ✿ ❀ ✿ Un petit bonjour amical chez toi chère Linda.
    J'aime beaucoup ces fleurs ! MERCI pour ces belles photos.
    Passe un agréable mercredi !!!!
    Je t'embrasse fort !!!! ✿ ❀ ✿

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  11. ooo, i've only ever tried A&W root beer, so this could be interesting for me. hope to find it someday in my country, but i guess it's unlikely :D

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  12. Don't you just love the old jingles of the old commercials. I don't think I've seen any Hires for many years. Ginny mentioned Cracker Barrel maybe selling it. I was thinking that too but I'm not sure since I think Stewart's Root Beer is what they serve at the table. :)
    Your flowers are lovely! My clematis didn't bloom well this year. :(

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  13. The flowers are beautiful...

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  14. Niin kaunita kukkia Terveisiä Linda :)

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  15. I enjoyed seeing the pretty flowers. We don't have Hires root beer in the UK, but we do have ginger 'beer'. We used to call it 'ginger pop, when I was a child. It's a non alcoholic drink.

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  16. I am not sure if I have ever tried root beer. If I have, I can't remember it.
    Beautiful flowers, I still have a few hardy specimens blooming in my garden.

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  17. I love watching old commercials. They're fascinating aren't they? I read a book once that was filled with print advertisements throughout the years.

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  18. Thank you so much for popping to my blog, and your lovely comments.
    Now root beer..................lol.............sorry but I tried it in America and this may sound silly but it tastes like the smell of Germolene to me, which is a brand of antiseptic ointment in the UK, I know that sounds silly but that is what it reminds me of. You have lovely photographs very colourful on your blog.

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  19. I am am not a great fan of old or new commercials, but this one is nice. No idea what a root beer is...

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  20. I am a beer drinker but have never tried a root beer, wouldn't know what it is.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  21. Unknown here, Linda, that beer !
    Beautiful flowers !
    LIe(f)s.

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  22. I've had Hires Root beer before but I can't remember when last and I don't remember seeing it lately either.

    Pretty flowers from summer.

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  23. I've never been a root beer person. But if I was, Hires and A&W are the best brands. Everytime I hear an old advertisement from the past, I want to somehow drift myself back into those times.

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  24. Ha ha - that commercial was hilarious (dig it, man; groovy ... ;>)

    Never did acquire a taste for root beer (what a name when you think about it).

    Great flower shots, Linda - brings back the summer.

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