Barq's anywhere but the gulf south. So it was an extra-special treat when we were "home" visiting the family in New Orleans, on par with Roman candy and po boys. It came in glass bottles with a diamond imprint, had blue (or sometimes red) logo, and may as well have been made of magic.
Barq's isn't the same as it was when I was a kid - what is? - but it's still the best dang rootbeer on the market. Go pick you up one, pour it over two scoops of vanilla Almond Dream, and reflect fondly on your own childhood. ;)