A strange institution in CT, and perhaps New England, seems to be small regional soda producers. Today we visited Avery's Beverages of New Britain.
Avery's celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2004, according to the banner outside the building, and from the looks of the operation, little has changed since their humble beginnings.
Soda flavors are available in new or old bottles, and you can purchase mix-and-match singles, six-packs, or cases. We even scored a half-case price, which was slightly cheaper than the price of two six-packs.
There are a few other Connecticut specific bottlers, but I'll have to report on them as I check them out. For now, Always Ask For Avery's.