Detroit, Michigan, USA - 1862 - Vernors ginger ale was created in Detroit and became the first soda pop made in the United States.
In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, 4 years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor.
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