26 March 2012

root beer anyone?

Been a while since I drank root beer. I remember A&W days which was like 10 years ago. That was the year I'd go nuts over root beer float. (and I mean real vanilla ice cream on top of ice cold root beer!)

A little history.... Root beer is a carbonated, sweetened beverage, originally made using the root of a sassafras plant (or the bark of a sassafras tree) as the primary flavor. Root beer, popularized in North America, comes in two forms: alcoholic and soft drink. The historical root beer was analogous tosmall beer in that the process provided a drink with a very low alcohol content. Although roots are used as the source of many soft drinks in many countries throughout the world (and even alcoholic beverages/beers), the name root beer is rarely used outside North America and the Philippines.[citation needed] Most other countries have their own indigenous versions of root-based beverages and small beers but with different names.[citation needed]

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