Locally brewed soda features cane sugar
Drew Fisher didn’t set out to create a soda company. The 23-year-old Austinite had hoped to start a brewery this summer, but because the TABC requires new breweries to hold a lease for three months, he got impatient and started brewing cane sugar soda while he waited.
Before the end of the threemonth window, Fisher was filling orders for his root beer, orange cream soda and a Zilker Park Cola at food trailers, restaurants and markets including Hut’s Hamburgers, Ms. P’s Electric Cock, Live Oak Market, Greystone Market and Red’s Porch.
Fisher says the sodas, which cost about $2.25 each or $9.50 for a six-pack, will soon be available in traditional grocery stores as well.
In a few weeks, Fisher plans to release a line of four lemonades, to be followed by a diet cola, grape soda and bottled ice coffee, and his first round of beers — blueberry wheat, light IPA and blonde — will be ready by February.
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Barton Springs Soda Company started in July, and its products are available at a number of local markets and eateries.