The Natural Apothecary Root Beer is a delightful, vintage soft drink that can attribute its origins to 1937 when Deno Spaccarelli opened an apothecary in Cincinnati. Nearly a century later Deno Apothecary closed and his family kept the business alive by bottling the iconic Root Beer.
- The Body is sweet and a little fruity with herbal and vanilla flavors
- Natural botanical extracts
- Triple filtered carbonated water
- Sweetened with cane sugar
- 12 ounce glass bottles
- Sold as a case of 24 bottles
Root Naturals Apothecary Sodas
The year was 1937, the country was in the midst of the Great Depression and the entire City of Cincinnati was flooded as the Spring waters jumped the banks of the Ohio river. It was in this bleak setting that a young Deno Spaccarelli, perhaps acting on the challenge of President Roosevelt that there was “nothing to fear but fear itself” decided to open his first apothecary on Erie Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati. It was here that he would compound custom prescriptions in the pharmacy and custom sodas at the fountain. And that is where our story begins. Eight decades later when the last Deno Apothecary was closed and the books were settled, we set out to keep the family tradition alive by bottling our apothecary sodas for all the world to taste.