Cuban soft drink Ironbeer marks its 100th birthday | Babalú Blog

As a kid growing up in Little Havana, my all-time favorite soft drink was Ironbeer. It even beat out my other favorite, malta with leche condensada (sweetened condensed milk). Popular American soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Mr. Pibb, and the others didn’t even crack the top five for me. With Ironbeer, malta, Jupiña, Cawy, and Materva around, who would want to drink anything else? Born in Cuba in 1917, Ironbeer is one of the island’s most iconic brands and most if not all Cuban Americans are familiar with it. And perhaps the greatest thing about it is the wonderful memories of childhood that come flooding in when you take that very first sip of a cold Ironbeer. Happy Centennial, Ironbeer! Via WLRN: Ironbeer Turns 100. And Yes, They Are Going To Update The Can. The soda aisle in most grocery stores in South Florida looks different than a lot of other places in the United States. Bottles of Jupiña and Postobon along with cans of Materva and Ironbeer pop out from the shelves in

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