Eugene bartenders create locavore soda

Eugene bartenders create locavore soda

Two Eugene bartenders felt they weren't honoring their commitment to local, organic ingredients behind the bar, so they created their own soda, called Indie Pop.

Independently, [Melanie] Mikell and [Richard] Geil abandoned the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors of commercial mixers and began experimenting with making their own, reinventing soda as a beverage made from organic sugar cane and seasonal fruit juices.
After about four years producing and selling the soda out of the kitchens of their respective employers, Mikell and Geil — acquaintances in the local restaurant scene — combined their efforts last year to produce mostly organic, natural sodas.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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