Mug Root Beer

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Mug Root Beer
Mug Root Beer Logo.jpg
Type Root beer
Manufacturer PepsiCo
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1940s
Related products A&W Root Beer, Dad's Root Beer, Hires Root Beer, Barq's

Mug Root Beer is a brand name of root beer made by the Pepsi company.

It was originally produced by the Belfast Beverage Company in San Francisco, California during the 1940s as Belfast Root Beer. An advertisement for Belfast Root Beer appears as early as 1947.[1] The product name was later changed to Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer.[2]

1955 ad for Belfast Old Fashioned Mug Root Beer

An advertisement for Belfast Old Fashioned Mug Root Beer appears as early as 1952. In the late 1960s, Sugar Free Mug (now Diet Mug Root Beer) was introduced.[3] Mug Cream Soda and Diet Mug Cream Soda were later introduced, but they are not as widely available. Mug was purchased by Pepsi in 1986.[3] Mug Root Beer is owned by Pepsi, but it is manufactured by independent bottlers under the authority of New Century Beverage Company of San Francisco, California. One can validate this information by looking on the side of a Mug Root Beer can.

The Mug can features the company's mascot, a bulldog named Dog, holding a mug of root beer. On the Mug Root Beer website there is a free online comic to view the dog's adventures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ September 24, 1947, Bakersfield Californian, p. 7 (available at newspaperarchive.com)
  2. ^ March 4, 1952, Mountain Democrat, p. 5 (available at newspaperarchive.com)
  3. ^ a b Mug Root Beer Retrieved August 22, 2012.

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