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Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Dublin: Dublin Bottling Works


CANE SUGAR ONLY, PLEASE

Soda pops and fountain drinks aren’t just sweet, cold refreshers for the Forts Trail community of Dublin; here at the Dublin Bottling Works soda pop means history. In 1891, Dublin Bottling Works owner Sam Houston Prim negotiated a contract with businessman Robert Lazenby, partner in nearby Waco’s Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company, to begin bottling a new fountain drink Lazenby’s partner Wade Morrison had created and called Dr. Pepper. The Dublin Bottling Works became the first facility to start bottling the now-famous soft drink, a relationship that continued for over one hundred years.

During a century’s worth of production, Dublin Bottling Works also developed its own brand of soda and fountain drinks, a selection of unique and retro flavors developed under the guidance of W. P. Kloster. At fourteen years old, Kloster began a life-long career at the Bottling Works, eventually becoming owner in 1991. Today, the Dublin Bottling Works continues to produce a variety of sodas like Dublin Texas Root Beer, Blueberry Breese, Cherry Limeade, and Fru Fru Berry Soda, all made with natural pure cane sugar. The Dublin Bottling Works has never replaced its natural sweeteners with corn syrup, more commonly used in modern soft drinks. Instead, the Dublin Bottling Works offers a sweet and natural alternative. Taste the difference for yourself and take a tour of the classic bottling works, still in operation after 120 years.


Location

  • 105 E. Elm
  • Dublin, Texas
  • 76446

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

    Tours begin at 10:15 a.m. and run every 45 minutes until final tour at 4:15 p.m.

    Call to make reservations for groups.

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  • Adults: $5, Children and seniors: $4. Call for group rates.


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