Category Archives: Soft Drinks

“Up and Going” Excelsior Ginger Ale

“Up and Going” Excelsior Ginger Ale 20 February 2016    (R•022116) I received the following “Need Help” message from Troy Beck (Xenia, Ohio) over on PRG Facebook. I get a lot of these types of questions and I am usually … Continue reading

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Original Dr. Pepper “Dr. Pepper’s Pepsin Bitters” Formula

Original Dr. Pepper “Dr. Pepper’s Pepsin Bitters” Formula 28 October 2015 Here is an original piece that is quite fascinating. Incoming email from Lou Holis (Lake Alfred, Florida) that prompted some follow-up. Who would have thought there was a relationship … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bitterquelle. . .

Everything’s better with bitterquelle… by Ken Previtali 04 March 2015 (R•071415) Reading the recent post on Hunyadi Janos reminded me of how the details of what we might consider commonplace can be intriguing. What could be more commonplace than water? … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars 09 August 2014 This group of pictures come from the Seminars that occurred on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until noon. There were three sets of paired seminars to give attendees a choice. All seemed to … Continue reading

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Lash’s Bitters – PART TWO | History

Lash’s Bitters | San Francisco – Chicago – New York PART TWO | History 26 July 2014 (r•072914) Yesterday I posted Part ONE of this series dealing with the various Lash’s bitters bottles and today we will focus on Lash’s history and a … Continue reading

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Lash’s Pineapple-Ade Delicious & Refreshing

Lash’s Pineapple-Ade Delicious & Refreshing 20 July 2014 I suppose it would be nice to report that I picked up a super nice bitters at the Houston Antique Bottle Show yesterday but I did not. I ended up playing with … Continue reading

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Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery?

Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery? by Ken Previtali 16 July 2014 Reading the most recent Electric Bitters post on PRG got me thinking about this “zapping” thing. With the … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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Drug Stores from Bygone Days

Drug Stores from Bygone Days 10 April 2014 I know of some traffic routes now where I pass a Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Pharmacy in succession. Usually when nearing a hospital. These homogenous drug stores and the drugs stores within grocery … Continue reading

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