I am a root beer lover. I have never tried to make it, although tempting, but I love me a good, cold mug of root beer. The NY Times has a great article on this elixir of the gods.
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Nobody chugs root beers mindlessly the way a reformed smoker downs Diet Cokes. Instead, people dissect them and analyze them. They debate the merits. They break down the formula, if they can. They might even try to make root beer themselves.