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The Lost Trail Soda Story

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Lost Trail is our line of products with an Old West theme inspired by the travels of Shelly Schierman’s great-great grandfather. Shelly Schierman is one of the owners of Louisburg Cider Mill. Told to be one of the original followers of the Santa Fe Trail, tales of this adventure were passed down through the family. Joe Marshall is the name of this character of Lost Trail lore.

The Lost Trail line began with a smooth and creamy root beer, Lost Trail Root Beer. The recipe for our root beer was said to be inspired by the original root beer formula encountered somewhere off the Santa Fe Trail by the aforementioned Joe Marshall.

“I been a lookin’ for the Santa Fe Trail three days now. Met up with some good folks. They give me some grub and something to wet my whistle. Say they call it “Root Beer” — been a makin’ this brew from roots and herbs. Think I’ll forget the trail and just settle here.”

From the journal of Joe Marshall, somewhere off the Santa Fe Trail, May 15, 1848

Lost Trail Root Beer was such a favorite that it wasn’t long before other Lost Trail soda flavors “hit the trail”. The Lost Trail Soda line of locally brewed, original formula soda beverages includes:

The secret to keeping the effervescent gusto of Lost Trail Soda is to use a “small batch” process. This microbrewed, draft style method ensures an old fashioned taste and the high quality. You may have already tried our Lost Trail Soda and know what we’re talking about. But, if you’ve never enjoyed the old fashioned flavorful qualities of these beverages– A delicious experience awaits you!

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