Magnificent fruit and summer berries grow here in the Pacific Northwest and we offer the magic to you in a bottle. Each taste tells the story of this enchanted place, the hard work of many growers, the rich land. We apply a traditional brewing process to this special bounty. There’s maximum taste blast and shifts in flavor, surprising notes, harmonies in every sip.
HOTLIPS Soda is real fruit soda pop. Picked-ripe fruit is cooked in open kettles, bringing out the nuanced flavors. Seeds are filtered out, but not pulp, then sparkling water, pure cane sugar (except pear and cranberry – No sugar added!) and organic lemon juice are added. Then it is carbonated, put into bottles and pasteurized. It’s simple. High percentages of real fruit. No shortcuts, supplements, artificial flavors or trickery. And no corn syrup. Even the bottles are local, manufactured from 80% recycled glass right here in Portland.
Chef-driven and overseen, the sodas are brewed throughout the year and bottled using refurbished 1960’s-era equipment, capturing the tastes of the Pacific Northwest – and the fragrant heat of organic ginger root from Hawaii. Early summer declares itself with marionberry and raspberry. Late summer brings the black raspberry, or black cap. As the nights cool, pears and cranberries ripen. Flavor nuance in HOTLIPS Soda varies from batch to batch depending on the varietal, the heat of the day and cool of the night. Creating connoisseurs of the young and old, as they compare batches, seasons, years, equalizing food snobs and kids.