Fitz’s Root Beer first appeared in St. Louis at a local drive-in restaurant back in 1947. Famous for its tasty draft root beer and hamburgers, Fitz’s quickly became a local tradition. After sadly disappearing for a number of years, Fitz’s Root Beer was revived in 1993 when Fitz’s Bottling Company, America’s original soda microbrewery opened in the historic and vibrant Delmar Loop. Fitz’s Root Beer, their flagship soda, is made according to an original recipe developed in St. Louis in 1947. The recipe calls for over 14 different botanicals including sassafras root, wild cherry bark, birch bark, star anise and vanilla bean. Thanks to its robust and complex flavors, Fitz’s Root Beer has been recognized as one of the best root beers in the United States by Bon Appetit and Food & Wine magazines!
Fitz’s American Grill and Bottling Works – Delmar Loop
Today, Fitz’s sits in the heart of the Delmar Loop, a ten-block section of distinctive stores, shops and even a renovated movie theater dating back to the 1930’s. One of the highlights of this area is the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Inaugurated in 1988, the Walk of Fame honors more than 100 men and women with plaques in the sidewalk over a 6 block area. These are St. Louisans who have made contributions to our culture in many different areas of endeavor. The honorees include Kevin Kline, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Tennessee Williams, Charles Lindbergh and Stan Musial.
Watch a Vintage Bottling Line in Action
If you are in the St. Louis area stop in and watch a real vintage bottling line in action as they bottle Fitz’s Premium Sodas. The line consists of equipment that was typical of bottling plants operating in the United States during the 1940’s and 1950’s. After searching the country for authentic vintage equipment, Fitz’s found this bottling line sitting in a barn in Shawano, Wisconsin. Each piece of equipment was painstakingly taken apart and rebuilt. The bottling line can turn out a bottle every second….of root beer or other popular flavor, such as cream and orange. You can view the bottling line from Fitz’s main dining room while sipping on a frosty Fitz’s Root Beer Float and enjoying some good homemade food from their diverse American menu.
Enjoy Fitz’s Root Beer, and all their other traditional sodas including:
- Fitz’s Pi Ginger Beer
- Fitz’s Cream Soda
- Fitz’s Orange Pop
- Fitz’s Cardinal Cream Soda
- Fitz’s Kaldi Coffee Cola
- Fitz’s Pumpkin Pop
- Fitz’s Black Cherry
- Fitz’s Strawberry Pop
- Fitz’s Berry Pomegranate
- Fitz’s Grape Pop
- Fitz’s Hip Hop Pop
- Fitz’s Key Lime Soda
Stop by Fizz Fest 2018 to sample Fitz’s St Louis Craft Soda. Then when in the St Louis area be sure to stop in and see their vintage bottling equipment in action.