There’s nothing more refreshing than a cold root beer float on a hot summer day. That’s why A&W, a restaurant chain that knows a thing or two about good root beer, is giving away their signature treat for National Root Beer Float Day.
Just stop by any A&W restaurant on Aug. 6 from 2-8 p.m. for a free small root beer float, which combines A&W root beer with creamy soft-serve vanilla ice cream. While there is no purchase necessary to get your free float, donations to Disabled American Veterans are encouraged.
Veterans are part of A&W’s root-beer roots. In 1919, entrepreneur (and A&W founder) Roy W. Allen set up a root beer stand in California to serve his concoction at a parade honoring the return of World War I veterans. His root beer, which A&W says is a fresh-made blend of herbs, spices, barks and berries, was a hit then and continues to be today.
A&W announced the giveaway on Instagram, and the video is making us want a root beer float right now:
You could also step it up a notch and make a root beer float pie or cake (both of which look amazing!) or celebrate the day with these brand new Barqs root beer float pops . You can find the popsicles in select stores nationwide in a pack of 24. One Instagrammer says the pops are even “better than the coke float frozen treats that came out”:
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If you’d rather celebrate the day with an adult-beverage float, why not go for a wine float instead? Just like a root beer float, all you need is vanilla ice cream and wine — and some maraschino cherries and whipped cream if you want it make it extra dessert-like.
Will you be celebrating National Root Beer Float Day?