Yacht Club Bottling Works Berrymelon Rebellion, Rhody Red sodas

THE STORY: Yacht Club Bottling Works has been in business for 104 years, under current ownership by the Sgambato family since 1961. It offers more than 30 flavors – all syrup flavors are made on-site, using water from an artesian well 185 feet below its North Providence home.

› Yacht Club says it produced its first seasonal, limited-release flavor in 2019, Berrymelon Rebellion, a strawberry-watermelon blend designed to pay homage to patriotic holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day

› If you didn’t taste-test Berrymelon Rebellion this past summer, too bad. Yacht Club stopped selling it in August

› A second flavored soda is Rhody Red, the company’s first caffeinated soda, which continues to be available

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› Both sodas’ labels were created by iconic Rhode Island artists – Frankie Galasso for Berrymelon Rebellion and Mike Bryce for Rhody Red

› A case of 24 Yacht Club sodas costs up to $22.99, with a bottle retailing for $1.50

› Yacht Club has its own bottling line in North Providence

› Previous custom sodas were 2016’s Donald’s Populist Punch and Hillary’s Liberal Limeade