Green River soda was introduced to Midwestern drinkers in 1919, just as Congress was passing the 18th Amendment establishing Prohibition. When Prohibition officially went into affect on January 16, 1920, some breweries turned to making a nonalcoholic drink call Near Beer, while others were churning out ice cream. The Schoenhofen Edelweiss Brewing Company of Chicago turned to Green River. The soda was poured into old beer bottles and sold in the market. It was an immediate hit. The soft drink was so popular that Al Jolson recorded a song written about Green River.
By the end of Prohibition on December 5, 1933, Green River trailed only Coke in fountain sales throughout the Midwest. However, after Prohibition the brewery made Green River a second priority and sales dropped. In 1950 the brewery went broke and closed in 1950.
Today, we celebrate Green River’s history! With an amazing visual appeal including its bright green color, the brand takes people back to a pleasant time in their life, in the 1950’s and 1960’s — a time of corner soda fountains and drive-in movies.
So, to answer the common question found on the internet, “Where can I buy Green River Soda?”. Well, the answer is here, at WIT Beverage Company.
GREEN RIVER Nutrition Facts and Ingredients
Serv. Size 8 fl oz (240 ml), Calories 110, Total Fat 0g, 0%, Sodium 10mg, 1%, Total Carb. 30g, 10%, Sugars 30g, Protein 0g
INGREDIENTS: Triple Filtered Carbonated Water, Sugar, Natural Flavors (Natural Lime & Lemon Flavors), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate & Potassium Sorbate as Preservatives, Yellow #5 and Blue #1
DIET GREEN RIVER Nutrition Facts and Ingredients
Serv. Size 8 fl oz (240 ml), Calories 0, Total Fat 0g, 0%, Sodium 10mg, 1%, Total Carb. 0g, 0%, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g
INGREDIENTS: Triple Filtered Carbonated Water, Natural Flavors (Natural Lime & Lemon Flavors), Citric Acid, Aspartame Acesulfame, Potassium, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate as Preservatives, Yellow #5, Blue #1, Phenylalanine, Contains Phenylalanine.