Green River Syrup Line Glass

Circa Size  Value
1920's 3 7/8" $50.00


Schoenhofen Brewing Co.

Chicago, IL

This soda was made by the Schoenhofen Brewing Co. of Chicago, IL during prohibition then sold off after beer came back. It was then made by the Green River Co.

Green River soda was introduced to Midwestern drinkers in 1919, just as Congress was passing the 18th Amendment establishing Prohibition. When Prohibition officially went into affect on January 16, 1920, some breweries turned to making a nonalcoholic drink call Near Beer, while others were churning out ice cream. The Schoenhofen Edelweiss Brewing Company of Chicago turned to Green River. The soda was poured into old beer bottles and sold in the market. It was an immediate hit. The soft drink was so popular that Al Jolson recorded a song written about Green River.

We are pretty sure this glass was made during the early years and it is found in Petretti's Collectibles Guide on page 205.  A later version of the glass is here.

For a drink that's fine without a kick,
Try Green River,
It's the only soft drink you should pick,
Try Green River.