In 2000, Reed’s bought Virgil’s Root Beer, it was one man’s passion, Ed Crowley. After retiring from a very successful career in the beverage industry, Ed set out to make the finest root beer ever. He traveled the world for the his special ingredients. The result is the highest gourmet award winning beverage in the history of the gourmet food industry as a three time winner of the coveted Outstanding Beverage award from the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade. Virgil’s had a cult following when we bought it. We were honored that Ed gave us custody of the brand. With a tremendous effort, we have added flavors to the Virgil’s line that could be worthy of sharing the Virgil’s name. Each of these masterful creations is made naturally without caffeine or preservatives.