We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for local non-alcoholic drinks that would make nice alternatives to their more mainstream counterparts. Last week we tried Victoria’s Kitchen Almond Water, which is a light and fresh alternative to your coconut water and your regular water. This week, we found a little root beer that is for the dogs. Well, dogs don’t drink it, but all proceeds go to help dogs: it’s Margo’s Bark and it is delicious!
Margo’s Bark is created in honor of Margo Youd, a black lab-pit bull mix who was left in a Long Beach parking lot as a puppy and later adopted by the Youd family. The root beer came out of a science project by the youngest Youd and was actually quite good. Marrying the love for dogs and root beer together, the family created a root beer that goes to profit shelter and rescue dogs, which is really, really great and slightly unprecedented. Some people like to poke fun that we in Los Angeles are a little too obsessed with our dogs but, hey, we have the space to have dogs and to keep our dogs happy: don’t begrudge us for spreading the love!
The root beer is quite good, too. Their trademark is “Drink a bite!” which is kind of true because the root beer does have a bit of a bite, being super strong at points from lots of nutmeg–but not enough to make you stop drinking it. It’s also pretty sweet, too, and would go perfect in a float in the summertime. Definitely give the root beer a try, which you can pick up at Bev Mo, Ford’s Filling Station, The Hungry Cat, Joan’s On Third, Milk, Oaks Gourmet, Salt’s Cure, Tender Greens, The Urban Pet, and more.
Also, we’d like to thank LAIY contributor Dottie Dog and her friend Scooter for sharing their dog modeling talents to pose with our bottle of Margo’s Bark.