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Stewart's Beverages - Then & Again!

Taste this great doesn't just come out of nowhere.
Grab your favorite flavor from the ice box and join us for a jaunt down memory lane...


Opening of the First Stewart's Root Beer Stand

1924
Opening of the First Stewart's Root Beer Stand

In 1924, Frank Stewart set out to develop the world'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 Stewart's Drive-In where he served ice-cold Stewart's Root Beer in tall, frosty mugs. The creamy taste of Stewart's Root Beer was an instant success and has been enjoyed by consumers for over 75 years!
Stewart's Produced in Bottles for the First Time

1990
Stewart's Produced in Bottles for the First Time

For the first 66 years, Stewart's Root Beer was only available at Stewart's root beer stands and later, at Stewart's Drive-Ins. In 1990, Cable Car Beverage Corporation acquired the bottling rights for Stewart's and began selling Stewart's Root Beer in 12 oz. amber glass bottles.
Stewart's Line Extensions

1992
Stewart's Line Extensions

In 1992, Stewart's Cream Soda and Ginger Beer were introduced. Stewart's Cream Soda is an old-fashioned tasting cream soda that pours with a golden color and a foamy head. Stewart's Ginger Beer is made for true ginger beer lovers. Stewart's Ginger Beer contains no alcohol.
Orange N' Cream

1995
Orange N' Cream

In 1995, Stewart's Country Orange N' Cream was introduced. This "creamsicle" in a bottle helped define Stewart's as the leader in flavor innovation for the super premium, gourmet soda category.
Two "Summer Classics" Added

1997
Two "Summer Classics" Added

In 1997, Stewart's added two new summer classic flavors to go along with Orange N'Cream. Key Lime and Cherries N'Cream were instant hits with Stewart's fans and have become top sellers. Try either one over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fantastic float! in November of 1997, Stewart's Beverages Inc. formerly known as Cable Car Beverage Corporation was added to Triarc's family of beverages.
Introduction of Stewart's Grape

1998
Introduction of Stewart's Grape

In the fall of 1998, Stewart's Classic Grape Soda entered the market. Stewart's Grape is made with a secret ingredient that gives it a grape flavor unlike any other soft drink. Drink one, close your eyes and go back to a simpler time.
Original Peach Soda

1999
Original Peach Soda

In 1999, Stewart's did it again. We introduced the first super-premium gourmet peach soda. Before you drink one, make sure you take a deep breath and inhale the luscious peach aroma. Then tip back an ice-cold bottle and enjoy. It tastes so good, you can almost taste the peach fuzz.
Stewart's Family

2000
Stewart's Family

The Stewart's Family of Delicious Soft Drinks.
Snapple Beverage Group

2000
Snapple Beverage Group

In November of 2000, Stewart's along with Mistic, Royal Crown and Snapple Brands were sold to Cadbury Schweppes, PLC.
Introduction of Strawberries N' Cream

2001
Introduction of Strawberries N' Cream (regional release)

In the Stewart's tradition, Strawberries N' Cream is made from an old-time recipe using high-quality ingredients. Stewart's Strawberries N' Cream is berry-licious with just a hint of vanilla flavor. It's a super-duper Strawberry experience with great aroma and taste!
Introduction of Wishniak Black Cherry

2001
Introduction of Wishniak Black Cherry (regional release)

Black Cherry Wishniak is an old-fashioned soda with a genuine black cherry flavor - rich, sweet, dark and delicious. Black Cherry Wishniak originated in Europe and has become an American Tradition. Its popularity began in Philadelphia in the late '40's and quickly spread to New York and Baltimore.
Introduction of Birch Beer

2001
Introduction of Birch Beer (regional release)

In the Stewart's tradition, Birch Beer is made from an old-time recipe using high-quality ingredients. This unique recipe gives our Birch Beer a delicious, authentic taste with just a hint of wintergreen!


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