Shawano, Wisconsin: Twig's Beverage Factory, Mini-Museum

Watch the bottling line in action, sample odd soda flavors, and learn the benefits of sugar cane and beet sugar over corn syrup. In business since 1951.
Address:
920 S. Fanklin St., Shawano, WI
Directions:
Hwy 29 exit 215. Drive one mile into town. Turn right (south) onto Franklin St. Drive a half-block. It's the large, white, garage-like building on the left.
Hours:
Summer M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3; off-season closed M. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
715-526-5031
Admission:
Free (donations welcome)
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Vintage truck loaded with cases of soda.

Twig's Beverage Factory, Mini-Museum

Twig's Beverage Factory is only 1.4 miles off 29. Very creatively decorated! Vintage memorabilia and fun history. Fun tasting. We bought some soda. Reasonably priced... 4 pack mix-and-match for $3.50. And even with the pandemic it was open, with masks required.

[Rollie, 09/17/2020]

Twig's Beverage Factory tasting area.

Twig's Beverage Factory, Mini-Museum

Twig's Beverage mini theater features the history of Twigs. Lots of memorabilia! Free soda samples. Nice gift/souvenir shop and very friendly staff.

[Robert Ottlinger, 10/16/2019]
Twig's Beverage Factory, Mini-Museum

This small beverage company was started by Floyd "Twig" Hartwig, who mixed his soft drink recipes with an ax handle. A mini-museum displays artifacts and memorabilia, a video stresses the benefits of sugar cane and beet sugar over corn syrup, and interior windows allow visitors to view the bottling line. At the tasting bar, made of recycled broken soda bottles, you can sample odd soda favors such as Caramel Apple, Butterscotch Root Beer, and Peach Cobbler.

[Nanabert, 04/07/2017]

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