76 wabash slim 2 months ago https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...In the good ol' days Root Beer had full, real Sassafras Root....refreshing but poison.Just like Gumbo File...full, real Sassafras leaves, yummy but poison.Today, the carcinogen is removed and the extract used like a syrup.Root Beer can be mildly alcoholic, too, like a Cider.We would dig up Sassafras Root out in the Woods, and like all good Cub Scouts make Root Beer with lots of Cane Sugar and other ingredients.A&W made Root Beer at all their Restaurants.Sarsaparilla Root is similar, I buy that to make Iced Tea in the Summertime...very healthy.http://www.differencebetwee... I worked at a B&K root beer stand when I was 13-14. Made the root beer from syrup, cooked, made the all the typical soda stuff, cooked the burgers and dogs, and even cleaned the rest rooms at the end of the day. Rode back home 1/2 mile at 2AM on my bike. Wound up working at a drive in theater with my Mom and Uncle after that.What's a work permit?I remember when they changed the root beer recipe in '60. Never did taste quite the same. There's ginger beer, as well as ginger ale and root beer. My understanding is that they're brewed a lot like beer and ale, so, the names fit. We had a lot of sassafras growing in the woods behind our house. Sassafras tea is an old home remedy. One of our local brew pubs makes a pretty good root beer.