Frostie Root Beer

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Frostie Root Beer
ManufacturerIntrastate Distributors Inc.
Country of originUnited States
VariantsFrostie Diet Root Beer
Frostie Vanilla Root Beer
Frostie Blue Cream Soda
Frostie Cherry Limeade
Frostie Concord Grape
Frostie Orange
Frostie Pink Lemonade
Frostie Strawberry Watermelon
Frostie Green Apple
Frostie Root Beer
Detroit, MI
Area served

Frostie Root Beer is a brand of root beer sold in the United States of America. Frostie was originally produced in 1939 by The Frostie Beverage Company of Catonsville, Maryland, owned by George Rackensperger.[1] In 1971, Frostie Enterprises, as the parent company was known, purchased a competing rootbeer brand and drive-in chain, Stewart's Restaurants (sold in 1979). Another expansion happened in 1974, when Frostie Enterprises purchased the Dog n Suds Root Beer Drive-in and brand.[2]

At the end of 1979, the Frostie brand was sold to the Monarch Beverage Company of Atlanta, Georgia.[3][4] After years of being under-promoted by Monarch in favor of Dad's Root Beer, the Frostie brand was sold in 2000 to Leading Edge Brands of Temple, Texas. In 2009, Leading Edge Brands sold the Frostie line of beverages to Intrastate Distributors Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.[5]


The Frostie line includes the following twelve flavors:

  • Root Beer
  • Diet Root Beer
  • Vanilla Root Beer
  • Blue Cream Soda
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Concord Grape
  • Orange
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Strawberry Watermelon
  • Green Apple
  • Blue Lemonade
  • Ginger Ale

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Frostie Root Beer". CokeGirl's Soda TraderZ page. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ Hamacher, Don; Ritrievi, Gail (2012). A Journey Through Life with Don Hamacher, Cofounder of Dog N Suds. iUniverse. ISBN 978-1-4759-3184-6.
  3. ^ "Leading Edge Flavors, Inc. Company Profile". Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  4. ^ "History of Stewart Restaurants". 2011-07-16. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  5. ^ "Frostie official website".

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