is still bottled from their landmark Conner Bottling Works, in Newfields, New Hampshire. The Connor family has honored a tradition that dates all the way back to the Civil War. A tradition that has lasted through five generations and produces the famous "Squamscot Old Fashioned Beverages". For more than 140 years in the New England area the many flavors of Squamscot sodas have been quenching the thirsts of locals.
William H. Conner established the bottling works back in 1863. At that time the tonics (or sodas as they are recogonized today) were called "Connermade". Mr. Conner continued to run the company until 1911. Alfred, his son took over the business and was eventually succeded by his son Alfred Jr. in a moodified barn located behind the home.
Back then they were only producing about 4,000 cases a year. The Prohibition Era provided a great boost to their business with the help of Squamscot Ginger Ale. The sodas got a name change in 1930 and officially became known as Squamscot Beverages. By that time they were producing over 26,00 cases and 14 different flavors.
One of the special feature of their bottling plant is that they have an artesian well located directly in the facitlity. This well provides the water that makes Squamscot a superior tasting soda and the Conner family has attributed much success to this as well.
To assure an even quality of sweetness and goodness they family steam cooks the sugar and water for an undisclosed amount of time. Once finishied it is piped down ot the conveyor where the bottles are filled. Every once in a while a bottle is opened during the run to ensure the quality is consistent.
The Conner family continues their tradition of bottling Squamscot Old Fashioned Beverages and is the last independent bottler in New Hampshire. They family hopes you can "Experience the Past... One Sip at a Time"!