In its early days, Root Beer was traditionally made at home by the head of the family. Dad's began as Root Beer made at home in the 1930's by partners Barney Berns and Ely Klapman in the basement of Mr. Kapman's Chicago area home. It was served to their family first, and they all agreed it should be sold to the public and called "Dad's". The Dad's brand was immediately famous throughout the midwest area and by the late 1940s, was one of the most-consumed brands of Root Beer throughout the United States. Enjoy a refreshing bottle!