Northern Soda Company
Published in the July/August 2019 issue of Arden Hills Notes, the city's newsletter.
Northern Soda Company, located at 3747 Dunlap Street, creates a 1950s-style “Minnesota Made” handcrafted soda pop. The company mixes, manufactures and cans all of its sodas using real cane sugar.
“Our whole philosophy was to go back and make soda pop how it used to be made,” said Davod Zarghami, co-founder. “We use primo ingredients that are carefully selected to create incredible flavor.”
Three things to know
- The company has a “first of its kind craft soda taproom” off of Dunlap Street in Arden Hills that is open to the public every weekend. Taproom hours of operation are: Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are able to mix and match their own 4-pack or cases of soda pop. The taproom features retro arcade games to play, Northern Soda gear to browse, board games, free popcorn, free soda pop samples and tours of the operation floor. Northern Soda also rotates small batch flavors on tap that are made exclusively for the taproom.
- Factory tours and event hosting are available for birthday parties, corporate events, team building activities, Girl/Boy Scout events and school field trips. This summer, the company will host various events in the factory store, including a movie night, a “make your own soda” day and a bingo event (with prizes).
- “As a relationship-based company, it’s also very important that we are giving back to the community we serve,” said Zarghami. “We want to be intentional about our service and be active in Arden Hills. Please reach out to us with what you have going on around town.”
Company background and growth
Northern Soda Company was launched last year by a group of educators in the pursuit of soda pop perfection and consists of a partnership team of five people, who previously worked together at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul.
The company has more than 100 distribution partners, including locally based Flaherty’s Bowl, Sweet Chocolat and Brausen’s Auto. Online ordering is also available.