Our family has a long history of soft drink and beer production. My great-great grandfather, Julius Lehrkind, came to Bozeman, Montana in 1895 to produce beer, and eventually grew his brewery to 40,000 barrels a year. In 1914 we were approached by Coca-Cola because we “knew how to put liquid in a bottle,” and not only acquired a Coca-Cola franchise, but were contracted to produce Coca-Cola and other soda flavors until 2014. Coca-Cola also entrusted us to produce Dasani water, which ultimately left us with a world class water processing plant and co-packing water processes used today.
With two protected wells, we can fill drinking water, but we also have the ability to tanker in spring water from our water business, Big Spring Water, and connect it directly to the building to ensure a clean, quality product. Besides still and sparkling water, we also have the capability to produce soft drinks, beer, seltzers, FMBs, tea and flavor or enhanced beverages. Give us a call or email to learn more about co-packing in Montana with us.
— Carl Lehrkind IV
President, Lehrkinds Inc.