Our Story

Nestled on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, no other place on earth combines a deep lake so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high; and two picturesque islands. Crater Lake is a natural wonder known world-wide for its depth and clarity, and also the inspiration for our soda line.

We're proud of our company history, which started when a recipe for homemade root beer was created by the Gouverneur family of Southern Indiana. The youngest of four children, Curt Gouverneur took a particular interest in helping to craft homemade sodas – paying close attention to the quality ingredients needed to make a truly gourmet soda.

Curt worked to create three additional varieties – orange cream, vanilla cream and lemon lime. Crater Lake Soda merged with The Yoshida Group of Companies to make the dream of brewing gourmet sodas a reality. Until recently we have only offered our sodas in kegs, but as a result of this merger, we are now able to offer the same great product in retail stores.

We have always used premium ingredients, and will never compromise the quality of our truly gourmet sodas. Every drop of Crater Lake Soda is brewed and bottled in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and available in stores throughout the Pacific Northwest. We recommend you enjoy these classic American sodas served chilled, with great company!

Crater Lake photo
photo courtesy of Crater Lake Trust

Charity and Community Involvement

A portion of sales of Crater Lake Soda sold at Fred Meyer stores benefits the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

In addition, Crater Lake Soda proudly supports other non-profit organizations, such as The Crater Lake National Park Trust, Kids on the Block, the Children's Cancer Association, and the Community Transitional School.


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