Made like beer but tasting like root beer, hard root beer is a flavored beer that contains alcohol .Typical spices, herbs, and roots used in hard root beer include:Cinnamon.Wintergreen.Anise or licorice.Vanilla.Sarsaparilla or birch bark.Oct 17, 2015
The major producers of root beer include A&W, Barq's, Dad's, Hires, and Mug. Root beer cannot make you drunk. Root beer made by the traditional process contains 2% alcohol, but sometimes, more alcohol may be added to make it a stronger alcoholic drink.
Root beer doesn't have alcohol in it because it doesn't undergo the typical fermentation process that makes a drink alcoholic. The sugar and yeast will not produce enough ethanol. When it ferments, the alcohol level will be equivalent to the amount of alcohol in a piece of bread.