Some Vernor's Ginger Ale lovers may have noticed a change to their favorite soda bottles in the past week or so. The Detroit-born soda brand recently rolled out a collection of vintage-inspired pop bottles, and it caused quite a stir on social media.
The collectible bottles hit shelves statewide as part of a short-lived regional promotion that includes five new designs featured on 20 ounce Vernor's and Diet Vernor's bottles.
Vernor's has been a staple in Michigan since it was invented by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor in a pharmacy on Woodward Avenue (which is now a Warby Parker location where they serve Vernor's on tap). Residents generally believe the soda has magical healing properties that cure head colds and stomachaches.
The collection will be available until the end of March.
Miriam Marini is an editorial intern at Metro Times. She is a sophomore at Wayne State University studying journalism and women’s studies.
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