Trip to Avery's Beverages Soda in New Britain Connecticut

The other day we took at trip to Avery's Beverages Soda located in New Britain, CT.

The moment I walked it I knew it was my kid of place. Memorabilia all over. Small pieces of history every where you looked.

This was the perfect location to document time spent with my family.

Here are some of my favorite moments:

boy looking at soda at averys soda new Britain connecitcut documentary photography 

What first caught my eye was this display of items that have been found at the factory over the years. It was interesting to look in and see little bits of peoples live's that got left behind after their time here.

collection of items found at averys soda in new britain connecticut documentary photography
display of averys soda new britain connecticut family photographer

Once we were all set we began our soda making tour. First we started in the area where the bottles are cleaned. I loved to see that a bar of Irish Spring soap was being used in the machine. Once the bottles were cleaned and headed down the conveyor belt the kids packed them into a carton and we headed upstairs to mix our flavors. 

boy watching soda bottles get washed at averys soda new britain connecticut lifestyle photography
soda bottles getting washed at averys soda in new britain connecticut photography 
irish spring soap for cleaning soda bottles at averys soda new britain ct photography 
bottles getting ready to be filled with water averys soda new britain connecticut photography
boy waiting to fill cart with empty soda bottles  connecticut family documentary photography
children filling carton with clean soda bottles averys soda connecticut documentary photographer 
mom and son writing name labels for soda bottles averys soda connecticut family documentary photogrphy 

After we did some experiment mixed our flavors we brought the bottles back downstairs to be mixed with the carbonated water. The bottles made their way through and then we hand mixed the flavor with the water.

girl placing soda bottles on machine to be filled averys soda connecticut documentary photography
soda bottles filled with flavor on machine averys soda new britain connecticut photography
boy pressing machine button at averys soda new britain ct family lifestyle photography
soda bottles ready to be hand mixed averys soda new britain connecticut photography 
hand mixing green soda at averys soda new britain ct family documentary photography

We were able to taste test the Totally Gross Zombie Brain- Juice. After some more taste testing we took a look around at all of the various flavors of soda and picked a few more to bring home.

This trip was such a fun hands on experience. It was also great to learn facts about a local business that has been around for decades. 

taste testing zombie brain-juice averys totally gross sodas new britain ct family documentary photographer 
looking at averys soda large selection of soda flavors new britain connecticut family documentary photography
averys beverages soda new britian connecticut family photography 

Rebecca Lynne Photography  is a CT family photographer,  specializing in ct baby photography, ct maternity photography, ct family photography, and ct engagement photography throughout all of Connecticut. Please visit Rebecca Lynne Photography on Facebook and Instagram to see more work.