Over 28% of Americans consume soft drinks every day. Bernick's has a robust soft drink portfolio that features America's beloved classics as well as the small-batch, artisan-style craft sodas today's consumers want. Peruse our product category below and let your Bernick's service rep know what you'd like to try!
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Signifying the year when hundreds of breweries were faced with the prospect of closing due to Prohibition, 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer. In order to keep their breweries open, resourceful brewmasters turned to near beer, elixirs, and sodas. 1919 strives to make the creamiest, full-bodied draft root beer available.
Introduced in 1929 by the Howdy Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, company founder C.L. Grigg named his lemon-lime soda 'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda'. As the refreshing beverage became more popular, the original name was traded for something short and sweet, and 7UP was born.
In 1919, Roy W. Allen opened a roadside root beer stand located in Lodi, California, using the formula he purchased from a pharmacist. Finding success, Allen began opening more stands across California, and he soon partnered with Frank Wright. Combining their initials, Allen and Wright became co-owners, featuring their product A&W Root Beer. Flavors include: root beer, diet root beer, cream soda, and diet cream soda.
Buddy's Orange with its vibrant color and thirst quenching taste is appealing to all ages! Buddy's extract begins with real orange juice and the soda is lightly carbonated - its flavor is reminiscent of the taste of sun drenched oranges on a clear day.
Determined to craft the best kola using our quality ingredients, we tested batch after batch and spent months talking and tasting kola- until the right balance was achieved. Our kola recipe is comprised of a blend of sustainable Fair Trade cane sugar, kola nuts from Africa, a special blend of spices from around the world, and a hint of citrus. And, when poured, you’ll notice Caleb’s Kola has just the right amount of carbonation resulting in a distinct foamy head. We love it and hope you will, too.
Canada Dry was invented in 1904 in Toronto, Canada by John McLaughlin. When the original recipe “Canada Dry - Dry Pale Ginger Ale” was formulated, it was far less sweet than other ginger ales available; thus, the “dry” label.
Crush was invented in 1911 by Clayton J. Howel, president and founder of the Orange Crush Company, who later partnered with Neil C. Ward and incorporated the company. Ward is credited with inventing the recipe for Orange Crush, which originally contained real orange pulp. Nowadays, Crush is available in several flavors, including: orange, diet orange, grape, strawberry, and cherry.
Originally introduced in 1958, Diet Rite is a brand of no-calorie soft drinks distributed by the RC Cola Company. Originally marketed as a dietetic product, in 2000 the line was reformulated to become the first major diet soda in the United States to use neither aspartame nor saccharin as a sweetener. Flavors include: cola, cherry cola, red raspberry, tangerine, and white grape.
The oldest major soft drink brand in the United States, Dr Pepper's unique flavor was created, manufactured, and sold beginning in 1885 in the Central Texas town of Waco by Charles Alderson, a young pharmacist. Dr Pepper's unique blends of 23 flavors create that one-of-a-kind taste that keeps you coming back for more. Available in: original, diet, caffeine free, diet caffeine free, cherry, diet cherry, cherry vanilla, and diet cherry vanilla.
Started in 1907, Faygo Beverages, Inc. is a soft drink company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Faygo offers over 50 flavors, with some of the most popular being: cola, Redpop, Moon Mist, orange, root beer, and grape.
Frostie Root Beer was originally produced in 1939 by The Frostie Beverage Company of Catonsville, Maryland. The Frostie line includes the following seven flavors: root beer, diet root beer, vanilla root beer, blue cream soda, cheery limeade, concord grape, and orange.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Goose Island Brewery was opened in 1995. Goose Island produces several low-sodium, caffeine-free, naturally-flavored sodas, including: root beer, vanilla cream, orange cream, concord grape, and spicy ginger.
In 1934 the original Hawaiian Punch recipe was invented by A.W. Leo, Tom Yates, and Ralph Harrison in Fullerton, California. The tropical-tasting syrup was originally added as an ice cream topping, which was sold to restaurants, ice cream manufacturers, and soda fountains.
Spanish for “little apple sun,” Manzanita Sol is a deliciously apple-flavored soft drink beverage. Manzanita Sol is Mexico's second most popular soft drink, with apple being the second most popular soft drink flavor.
The original Mountain Dew formula was invented in the 1940s by Tennessee beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman and first marketed throughout Virginia and Tennessee. The Mountain Dew brand and production rights were acquired by the Pepsi-Cola company in 1964, at which point distribution expanded more widely across the United States. This exhilarating one-of-a-kind citrus beverage is available in several varieties, including: original, diet, caffeine free, diet caffeine free, Code Red, diet Code Red, Live Wire, Voltage, White Out, Throwback, Orange Citrus Kickstart, Fruit Punch Kickstart, Black Cherry Kickstart, and Limeade Kickstart.
MUG Root Beer was originally produced by the Belfast Beverage Company in San Francisco, California during the 1940s. MUG Root Beer features the company's mascot, a bulldog named Dog, holding a mug of root beer.
Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad's Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1893 by Caleb Bradham in his pharmacy. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Pepsi’s bold, refreshing cola taste is available in several varieties, including: original, diet, caffeine free, diet caffeine free, wild cherry, diet wild cherry, lime, diet lime, vanilla, diet vanilla, MAX and Real Sugar.
Also known as Royal Crown Cola, RC Cola is a cola-flavored soft drink developed in 1905 by Claud A. Hatcher in Columbus, Georgia. RC Cola maintained the spirit of innovation established by their founder by unveiling a series of industry firsts – the first aluminum cans, 16oz bottles, low-calorie soda, and caffeine-free diet sodas. Flavors include: RC cola, cherry RC, and RC cola lemon.
Founded by Chris Reed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California, Reed's specializes in manufacturing naturally-brewed sodas. Reed's brews six carbonated ginger combinations using only the finest ingredients, including: Original Ginger, Extra Ginger, Premium Ginger, Raspberry Ginger, Cherry Ginger, and Spiced Apple.
Swiss-born watchmaker, amateur scientist, and ruthless dreamer, Jacob Schweppe was drawn to the new art of carbonating water discovered by Joseph Priestly in 1770. Schweppe refined and patented his own process of creating mineral water in 1783. Thus, Schweppes was born!
Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sprecher began brewing high-quality beers and sodas, and the company grew steadily as its products gained popularity. Flavors include: root beer, cream soda, cherry cola, Orange Dream, ginger ale, Ravin' Red, Lo-Cal root beer, and Puma Kola.
Herb Bishop created the refreshing Squirt soft drink in Phoenix, Arizona in 1938. The citrus-flavored beverage received its name because the drink was claimed to “squirt” into one's mouth like a freshly-squeezed grapefruit. Available in: original, diet, Ruby Red, and diet Ruby Red.
In 1924, Frank Stewart set out to develop the world’s best-tasting root beer. With recipes in hand, Stewart began by opening his first root beer stand, and later on a drive-in where he served Stewart’s in frosty mugs. Today, Stewart’s Fountain Classics has extended its line of flavors to include: original root beer, diet root beer, orange n’ cream, diet orange n’ cream, cream soda, ginger beer, key lime, cherries n’ cream, grape soda, peach soda, birch beer, and wishniak black cherry.
Sun Drop was developed in 1949 in New Haven, Missouri by Charles Lazier, a beverage concentrates salesman. By 1951, the refreshing citrus-flavored soda was launched regionally, and immediately began developing a passionate following. 2011 marked the year that Sun Drop became available nation-wide.
In 1978, General Cinema Corporation, a large theater operator and soft drink bottler, created the orange soda we enjoy today and licensed the use of the Sunkist trademark for their delicious orange soft drink. In 1979, Sunkist Soda was launched nationally and quickly became the #1 orange soda on the market.
Vernor’s is the oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the United States. Created in 1866 by James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist, the trademark golden-colored soda’s original taste is attributed to being aged in oak barrels.
After retiring from a successful career in the beverage industry, Virgil's founder Ed Crowley set out to make the finest root beer ever. He traveled the world searching for special ingredients, which resulted in the highest gourmet award-winning soda in the history of the food industry - Virgil's Soda. Each of these masterful creations is made naturally without caffeine or preservatives.
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