Boylan Bottling’s story starts in 1891, when a pharmacist named William Boylan created an elixir in his Paterson, New Jersey, apothecary. He named that serum, a derivative of birch trees, Boylan’s Birch, and began selling individual cups from a barrel in the back of a wagon.
Boylan began bottling his Birch Beer in 1900. It is distinctively minty and sharp, with strong notes of sweet birch and wintergreen oil. The addition of vanilla makes this a creamier, slightly smoother version of the original.