Akron Life

akronlife.com July 2015 – Volume 13 / Issue 7 NORKA – Bringing back a taste of the past, one sip at a time by Molly Gase Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It brings back memories of days gone by and binds them tightly to feelings we had forgotten we once felt. Sometimes this is triggered […]

Five Star Soda: NORKA Cherry-Strawberry

http://fivestarsoda.com/2015/06/25/norka-beverage-cherry-strawberry/ June 25, 2015 NORKA BEVERAGE: CHERRY-STRAWBERRY History: You’ve probably heard of Akron, Ohio… because that’s the hometown of LeBron James. But it’s also the home of Norka Beverage, a soda brand of which the city was proud. Note the past tense. Norka dates all the way back to 1924 and operated up until 1962 when it was liquidated. […]

USA Today: Norka soda returns to shelves

March 30, 2015 Akron, OH – A soda brand dormant for 53 years is back on the market, WKYC-TV reported. Norka Sparkling Beverages, Akron spelled backwards, made soda from 1924 to 1962 and has been reincarnated in cherry-strawberry, orange, ginger ale and root beer with more flavors in the works. For the moment, the soft […]

WKYC Channel 3: Norka Soda back after 53 years

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/summit-county/2015/03/28/norka-soda-back-after-53-years/70433564/ March 29, 2015 Norka Sparkling Beverages is back on the shelves after an Akron entrepreneur happened across an old soda bottle. AKRON, Ohio — The craft soda industry is growing in popularity. The sodas are manufactured in smaller batches with more natural ingredients. But for one company, it’s also about city pride and one […]

BevNet: NORKA Makes its Return After 53 Years

BevNet Press Release: NORKA Makes its Return After 53 Years http://www.bevnet.com/news/2015/norka-makes-its-return-after-53-years Akron, Ohio (March 20, 2015) –NORKA is back! Akron’s original sodas, NORKA Sparkling Beverages, are making their long-awaited return to local shops and restaurants. Originally founded in 1924, The NORKA Beverage Company was known for its line of handcrafted sparkling beverages. Signature flavors included […]

Norka Sparkling Beverages Root Beer

Brad’s Brew Review: January 29, 2015 http://bradsbrewreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/norka-sparkling-beverages-root-beer.html Norka Sparkling Beverages is located in Akron, Ohio. Norka existed back in the 1920’s and ceased production in 1962. I was super excited a few months ago when I heard Ohio was getting another bottled root beer. I’m so glad Michael Considine decided to bring this company back […]