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.