Friday, June 29, 2018

Sarsaparilla and Birch Beer

Each year at the Kutztown Folk Festival the Birch Beer, Root Beer, Sarsaparilla Sodas are always popular. Back in the day the roots were distilled and the beverage did have a small percent of alcohol in it. There are a large number of roots used to make the sodas: Birch Bark, Sassafras, Sarsaparilla, Pipsissewa, Wintergreen,  Licorice, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root and many others. Spices are also used such as ginger, star anise, and cinnamon. 
We hope to see you at the festival this year! It runs from Saturday, June 30th through Sunday, July 8, 2018. Look for Susanna at the 'Herb Garden' area. She'll be sipping sarsaparilla soda and vending herbs, teas, soaps, and fragrant oils.

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