NATIONAL STEWARTâ€™S ROOT BEER DAY
For many years now, June 17 has celebrated National Stewartâ€™s Root Beer Day. Celebrating this holiday each year is easy, just gather together some friends and some Stewartâ€™s Root Beer and enjoy!!
Originating in 1924, in Mansfield Ohio, Stewartâ€™s Fountain Classics were a brand of â€śold fashionedâ€ť fountain sodas. They are a brand of premium soft drinks that are made in the United States.
Opening of the First Stewartâ€™s Root Beer Stand
â€ś1924, Frank Stewart set out to develop the worldâ€™s best-tasting root beer which he intended to sell in order to supplement his income as a schoolteacher. With the secret recipes in hand, he soon opened his first Stewartâ€™s Drive-In where he served ice-cold Stewartâ€™s Root Beer in tall, frosty mugs. The creamy taste of Stewartâ€™s Root Beer was an instant success and has been enjoyed by consumers for over 75 years!â€ť http://www.drinkstewarts.com/history.aspx
Stewartâ€™s Produced in Bottles for the First Time
â€śFor the first 66 years, Stewartâ€™s Root Beer was only available at Stewartâ€™s root beer stands and later, at Stewartâ€™s Drive-Ins. In 1990, Cable Car Beverage Corporation acquired the bottling rights for Stewartâ€™s and began selling Stewartâ€™s Root Beer in 12 oz. amber glass bottles.â€ť http://www.drinkstewarts.com/history.aspx
The Cable Car Beverage Corporation was purchased by Triarc in November of 1997.
In 2000, Cadbury Schweppes PLC acquired the Stewartâ€™s brands along with Snapple and Mistic Brands.
**** In 2006 at the World Cup of Root Beer, Stewartâ€™s Root Beer was named the top Root Beer!
* Pittsburgh is the root beer guzzling capital of the world!
On this day, many stores, across the United States, will be hosting event demos of Stewartâ€™s Root Beer to their customers.
Do you like Rootbeer? What is your favorite brand?