Reading Draft Soda, the "Old Fashioned" soda with a Pennsylvania Dutch taste, is still packaged in glass bottles and has been handcrafted since 1921.
Their processes have changed over the years with the advent of technology. However the tradition of using pure cane sugar, natural ingredients (whenever possible) and the slow carbonation process is still used by Reading Draft. They were established in 1921 and have continued business without interruption ever since. Their current facility is directly across the driveway from the building where Reading Draft was founded.
Reading Draft sodas are triple filtered to remove sediment, and double carbon filtered to provide the purest taste. Reading Draft does not flash carbonate like many of the large soda manufacturers. Their carbonation process occurs in Grundy tanks which contain a stainless carbonation stone through which the CO2 is introduced under low pressure. As the soda cools to 34 degrees, it absorbs the CO2 slowly and very small bubbles are produced which stay in the liquid for a longer period time. The soda tastes better due to this carbonation method and the use of cane sugar which provides a smoother mouth feel. Caffeine is never added and flavorings are also gluten free.