Why is Root Beer Called Root Beer?

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Root beer is called root beer because it and beer were brewed from the root of sassafrass tree. Sassafrass root can no longer be use in beer and is no longer in use in root beer.
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The soft drink root beer got it's name because it is made from the root and vine of the sasparilla plant. This is also why it is often referred to as saparilla.
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Root beer has its origins in what is referred to as "small beers. Small beers are a
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Root beer is known as root beer in Australia. Not a particularly popular drink, it is not to be confused with ginger beer, which is a completely different drink.
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'Root Beer' originally contained roots from Sassafras tree, which was used to brew beer (now banned).
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