Avery‚Äôs Soda makes its soda the same way it did in 1904, when Sherman F. Avery started the business in the infamous red barn on Corbin Ave. in New Britain. Today, they have more flavors than ever and continue to come up with new and interesting versions each year.
‚ÄúOur ‚ÄėTotally Gross‚Äô sodas are very popular,‚ÄĚ owner Rob Metz said. ‚ÄúWe also have our ‚ÄėSour Puss‚Äô sodas that are a very sweet, tart soda.‚ÄĚ
Avery‚Äôs carries the same staple sodas they have for years, like their birch beer and ginger ale. Their ‚ÄúTotally Gross‚ÄĚ sodas are drinks with funky colors and interesting names, like ‚ÄúDog Drool‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúFungal Fruit.‚ÄĚ
Avery‚Äôs Soda is one of the oldest soda bottling companies in New England. They utilize the same methods and recipes from generations before and use real cane sugar and only the finest ingredients to make their sodas.
Metz took over Avery‚Äôs Soda about 20 years ago. Today, he said they are still doing well despite the limitations brought on by the coronavirus.
‚ÄúWe have very awesome, loyal customers that have been keeping us going,‚ÄĚ Metz said. ‚ÄúWe really want to express our appreciation to those customers.‚ÄĚ
This year, Avery‚Äôs Soda released its popular ‚ÄúCoronavirus Cocktail‚ÄĚ which has been a big hit. It‚Äôs a bright green color with flavors of orange and lime. They also released two sodas to honor this year‚Äôs presidential candidates, ‚ÄúBiden Berry‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTrump Tonic.‚ÄĚ
Later this year, they will have a special release soda called ‚ÄúI Survived 2020,‚ÄĚ which is expected to be a big hit as well, and although the flavor isn‚Äôt set in stone, they are leaning toward something in the lemonade family.
‚ÄúWhen life gives you lemons,‚ÄĚ Metz joked, ‚Äúyou make lemonade.‚ÄĚ
Gearing up for the holidays, Avery‚Äôs will also be having its ‚ÄúJingle Juice‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúElf Elixir‚ÄĚ back in stock just in time for holiday shopping. With the additional gift giving groups on social media, and the continuation of social distancing, Avery‚Äôs Soda is something that everyone can enjoy.
Avery‚Äôs Sodas are available directly from the plant on Corbin Ave. in New Britain. They are also offering shipping for those who may not live within driving distance.
Unfortunately, Avery‚Äôs had to stop its ‚ÄúMake Your Own Soda‚ÄĚ program until further notice due to the current pandemic but hopes to bring it back once everything starts to get back to normal.
Avery‚Äôs Soda is located in the big red barn on the corner of Corbin Ave. and Shuttle Meadow Ave. in New Britain. They can be reached at 860-224-0830 as well as www.averysoda.com where you can find a full list of all of their sodas.