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Hosmer Mountain Soda

A family owned soda company for over 100 years that offers a line of premium sodas featuring cane sugar and one of the top ranking Root Beers in the nation. Established in 1912.

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Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co. was purchased in 1958 by Arthur J. Potvin from Mrs. Fred Meyer, whose husband had passed away the previous summer. The Potvin’s then became the fourth family to run Hosmer. With the help of his wife and two eldest sons: Bill and John, Arthur began the arduous tasks that make the soda business a difficult one. He worked hard at keeping the machinery operational and the trucks on the road, blending the soda varieties, and keeping the customer happy. He learned how to make good soda with the help of a salesman and through trial and error. All soda was made with bagged sugar in those days and dry ice was converted to gaseous CO2 for the carbonation. All cases were wooden and bottles were all heavy refillable glass bottles. Two more sons, Andrew and Chuck, joined the operation in the late 60s.

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Location:

217 Mountain Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Hours:

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

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