Today is National Root Beer Float Day! According to the Baltimore Sun on Aug. 5, National Root Beer Float Day is celebrated every year on Aug. 6. What better way can you think of to cool off on a hot summer day than with a refreshing root beer float. How about a free root beer float from one of the best makers of root beer in the business?
Fast food giant A&W is celebrating National Root Beer Float Day by giving away free root beer floats. A&W's website reports all you need to do is stop in to your local A&W restaurant anytime between 2 p.m. and store closing hours and you will receive a free small A&W Root Beer Float. It's that simple! You can click here to find an A&W location near you.
Need another great reason to stop by your local A&W today besides receiving a free float? Well, here it is. A&W will be collecting donations across the country today for the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP is designed to honor and empower wounded warriors, help families of injured soldiers, and to raise awareness for the needs of injured service men and woman all over the US. Now that is something you can feel proud to help out with.
The root beer float, which is also known as the “Black Cow” is made up of two simple ingredients - root beer and vanilla ice cream. As for the debate on who created the root beer float, that honor goes to Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Wisner invented this now American classic back in August of 1893.
No matter if you make one a home or head to A&W for a frosty freebie, make sure you celebrate National Root Beer Float Day today!