Our Beer - Brewing Process
Root beer can be made many different ways and with a variety of reciepes. It can be made with beet sugar, pure cane sugar, or corn syrup. Our receipe is a mixture of carbonated water, sugar, carmel color, citric acid, sodium benzoate, gum acacia flavor, and vanilla. We use pure cane sugar in our receipe.
The sassafras root was used to make root beer. However, in 1960 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of sassafras oil, labeling it a carcinogen. Root beer makers began experimenting with new and improved recipes, minus the sassafras oil, hoping to find a suitable tasting alternative. Not long after the ban, the root beer industry was saved when inventors discovered that sassafras could be used after all when treated to remove the oil. Now most root beer companies use other flavorings for root beer to remove the concern of the sassafras root all together.