There’s soda making in the family blood, but BuckSnort Root Beer is a first generation business. Kainoa Lopez, a native of Hawaii who now lives in Boise, ID says that his great-grandfather started a company called Waialua Soda Works on the north shore of Oahu.
“In the late 1800s, my grandfather made sodas with sugar cane from the fields and fruits that grow in Hawaii,” said Lopez. “He bottled and sold sodas to the workers at the sugar cane plantation field at lunch time. He passed that business down to my grandfather, but the family eventually sold the business.” [Read more…]