Indian Sarsaparilla has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. These days, it has applications in beer making and soda making. Refreshing sarsaparilla soda is made from a root beer type base to which has been added several of many roots and herbs. In beermaking, it can be added at the end of the boil to contribute a root beer-like flavor. It has been suggested to use this in making unique pale ales, amber ales, and porters. Try it and see what you can make!