Normally, I’d link an article about the glory of regional beverages in the daily round-up.

Thanks to sun-induced holiday confusion, I’ve only just realized that today is Tuesday and not Monday. Bollocks.

Anyway, Christopher Brooks’ run down of four Connecticut soda makers (“Old-Fashioned Soda Makers that Never Go Out of Fashion,” NYT, July 1, 2010) covers the unique flavors that have helped the family-run business survive despite competition from (much) larger multi-nationals. Included in the article is Hosmer Mountain Bottling Company, which we’ve featured here before, along with New Britain’s Avery’s Beverages, Castle Beverages of Ansonia, and Foxon Park of East Haven.

The article is more than just a pro-America celebration, but a fine presentation of the change and continuity required to keep small local business running smoothly. Read it here.

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