In honor of National Root Beer Float Day, Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave., hosts The Great Sprecher Root Beer Floatilla today from noon until 8 p.m.
The goal is to set a new world record for the largest root beer float drive-thru by making and distributing 50,000 root beer floats. The effort requires 7,800 gallons of fire-brewed root beer, made with Milwaukee-area honey, and 4,000 containers of Cedar Crest ice cream.
We got into line just after noon today, and at first felt daunted by the length, which was already hundreds of cars long and snaking through surrounding residential streets. However, thanks to lots of helpers and large signage, the process was smooth and easy, and we had root beer floats in hand by 12:19.
Take a ride through the experience with us:
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