Hisatory of root beer that carbonated, creamy, soft and foamy drink we love known as root beer has a long history. In 1265, the British isles enjoyed a dandelion and burdock beverage; it was a naturally fizzy soft drink and is still made there today. During medieval time, sanitation was so bad there was very little clean water to drink, so the people who drank from wells, rivers or streams became sick. It was healthier to drink wine, spirits, tea, and small beer. It is told in Belgium that st Arnold, a monk and a scientist studied why rich people were healthier than the poor. His answer was in what the people drank, water or a brewed drink. It was important to have a low alcohol drink for women and children, so small beer was made. Some historical documents say Shakespeare was known to drink 'small beers! One recipe for small beer was from early colonial America, containing 2-12-percent alcohol, berries, herbs, and bark. This was considered a refreshing social drink.".