Just wondering if anyone has made any of these ? I have a few recipes but they're mainly for soft drinks. I suppose you just let it ferment longer + maybe add more sugar to make it alcoholic ? It seems quite challenging to make a soft drink that doesn't explode. So better to let it ferment fully. They tend to be made with ale yeasts but I suppose you could use cider, wine or champagne yeasts ? I'm tempted to give the River Cottage D&B a go.... http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... rdock-beer American Root beer you really need Sassafras root bark which I can get from a herbalist (not cheap though). Wintergreen (a bit like Vicks) is often used but not available as far as I know. Birch beer sounds interesting but I have no idea how it's made... Sarsaparilla is very similar to Root Beer (interested in that as well)..... Love to know your ideas ?