About root beerEdit

Created in the mid-1800s by Philadelphia pharmacist Charles Hires, the original root beer was a (very) low-alcohol, naturally effervescent beverage made by fermenting a blend of real sugar and yeast with various roots, herbs and barks such as sarsaparilla, sassafras, wild cherry, wintergreen, and ginger. Today's commercial root beer is completely nonalcoholic and generally contains sugar, caramel coloring, and a combination of artificial and natural flavorings (including some of those originally used) and carbonated water for the sparkle.

Root Beer Recipes Edit

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