Boylan Craft Soda–a timeless craft soda enjoyed across generations
Did you know that Boylan Bottling’s story started in 1891? A pharmacist named William Boylan created an elixir in his Paterson, New Jersey, apothecary. He named that serum, a derivative of birch trees, Boylan’s Birch, and began selling individual cups from a barrel in the back of a wagon.
William Boylan began bottling his birch beer after partnering with John W. Sturr, a local politician, in 1900. The partnership soon fizzled, but Boylan continued bottling his product until Prohibition in the 1920s, when Boylan was primarily sold in unused beer barrels.
In the latter part of the 20th century, Boylan found its greatest success in the distinctive long-neck embossed glass bottles for which the brand has become so well known. The general shape of the bottle and its embossed patterns have remained relatively unchanged from early iterations.
Although Birch Beer will always be a big part of the brand’s heritage, Boylan today is best known for its full line of hand-crafted sodas.
Check out the Boylan Flavors available on the SnackMagic menu:
Root Beer – Make a delicious Root Beer Float!
Boylan’s Root Beer is a rich sassafras flavor derived from cinnamon, sweet birch, vanilla, wintergreen oil, and all-natural pure cane sugar.
Boylan’s Creme Soda has hints of vanilla extract, coffee, chocolate and natural pure cane sugar result in a uniquely refreshing take on a classic creme soda.
Boylan’s Black Cherry is a unique blend of cherries, wild cherry bark, and extracts of bourbon vanilla. This pure cane sugar craft soda is flavorful, sweet, and tart.
Learn more about the Boylan Bottling journey from this video!