Lo­cally brewed soda features cane sugar

Austin American-Statesman - - FOOD & LIFE - CONTRIBUTED

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bar­ton­springsso­daco.com

Barton Springs Soda Com­pany started in July, and its prod­ucts are avail­able at a num­ber of lo­cal mar­kets and eater­ies.

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