Green River


Green River

Homer Soda Company

Green River in the glass-bottle

Available for wholesale distribution and private events (weddings, office parties, BBQ, the list is endless!)

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“The drink was developed in 1919 by the Schoenhofen Brewery of Chicago as a non-alcoholic product for the Prohibition era. It was popular as a soda fountain syrup, trailing only Coca-Cola in popularity throughout the Midwest.[1] However, after Prohibition ended in 1933 the Schoenhofen Brewery made Green River a second priority to alcoholic drinks. The Brewery then closed in 1950.[1]

The drink is now owned and produced by the WIT Beverage Company. It is frequently marketed as a nostalgia item and can be found in some Chicago area chain restaurants such as Schoop’s Hamburgers,Hackney’s, and Pepe’s or more generally in supermarkets during the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

The ingredients of the drink currently are: Carbonated water, Cane sugar, citric acid, natural lime oils,yellow #5, and blue #1. There is also a diet version, without sugar.

The name for the Creedence Clearwater Revival album Green River was inspired by the drink according to John Fogerty.[3]