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Monday, May 31, 2021

Museum of Root Beer


Museum of Root Beer

The Museum of Root Beer is now open for business! Located at 513 Broadway in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It is a combined effort of many people but primarily drive by Reed Andrew and Vince Payne.

There were many root beer lovers, root beer drinkers and root beer supporters at the Grand Opening.

The museum contents come from Vince Payne and Tom Floodeen, who donates a majority of their personal collections to help show the history of root beer and how it has changed over time.

You can find out more about the Museum of Root Beer by visiting the facebook  page: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumofRootBeer/posts/117481253667652

or by going to the web page at:  museumofrootbeer.com

If you love root beer and especially if you are a collector of root beer items, you need to put this museum of root beer on your list of places to visit.

Reed's daughter (right) and niece help make Root Beer Revelry and the Museum of Root Beer a family operation.

Many brands of root beer and non-root beer are available for purchase in the Root Beer Revelry store.  You can also get root beer on tap and root beer floats.

Several t-shirts and other root beer related items are also available.

Reed Andrew, with his family and Vince Payne, cuts the ribbon and officially opens the Museum of Root Beer

Below are two sneak peek pictures of what you can expect to see in the museum.

Left is Art Pettit,, from Texas; right is Vince Payne, from Iowa; and seated is Tom Floodeen, from Colorado.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Southern New Hampshire Collection

Here are some pictures of some of the more interesting items Bill Koury, from Southern New Hampshire has collected. I hope you enjoy them. He has more items, but sent me the pictures of the more rare and interesting things.  If you would like to see more of Bill's items, send him an email at bkoury@comcast.net

Monday, May 20, 2019

Old Paper Label Bottles

I came across a couple old paper label root beer bottles at the fleamarket the other day. I realized I did not have very many of them and how hard they are to find.  I have found some old Hires bottles that are completely blank, but say HIRES on the bottom, because they are missing the paper labels.

So I came home of decided to post all of the paper label root beer bottles I have.  I have 16 of them.  Of course today most of the premium root beers are using paper labels, but I am only looking at older ones in this post.

This one was produced by Royal Crown Cola.

Copyright on this bottle is 1944

I have some of these bottles missing the label, but found this one on a trip through Iowa a few years back.

Produced in Denver Colorado, this bottle is from 1949.

I think this one is from 1973

I think this one is from 1973 and is 11 oz

I think this one is from 1971 and is 29 oz

From Leadville Colorado in 1915

I think this one is from 1968 and is 16 oz

These seem to be from the 1930's. Both ate 12 oz.  The King Size "Junior" is black and the "Junior" is Blue.

THis one appears to be from 1976 and in 1/2 Gallon

I have no idea what year this one if from.  A friend told it was from 1920 but I could find no proof.

Label says 7 oz but it is in a 12 oz bottle.  Likely from the late 40's as they were bought by Canada Dry after that.

Label says 12 oz but is in a 7 1.2 oz bottle. Bottle also says Rosebud bottling, Forsyth Mont.

If you have some old paper label root beer bottles that are not shown here, send me a picture and I will add them to this post.  tom,floodeen@gmail.com

Here are some pictures from my friend in Texas, Art Pettit

Monday, December 31, 2018

Iowa Root Beer Collection

Here is the collection of Vince Payne from the Des Moines, Iowa area. He has been collecting root beer items since he was around 15, so for over 35 years. Feel free to contact Vince at Vincep@iowapumpworks.com He loves to hear from other collectors.