Root beer is back — and craftier than ever
Not too long ago, you were lucky if you could find more than a couple of brands of root beer.
Today, if you look around, you can choose among old favorites, regional brands that have become available here and a raft of novel brews that expand the very definition of root beer. (For good or ill. When you add sage to your recipe, my friend, I just don't think you're really making a root beer anymore.)
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