Singed at the edges, maybe, and a little smoky, upstart gourmet soda brand Taylor’s Tonics is nevertheless alive and well following an early morning fire on Wednesday.
The fire caused minor damages to the flavor lab of Taylor’s Tonics, which is located in San Francisco. While the cause of the fire is still unclear, it appears to have originated in an office suite in the same building as the lab. The lab is housed in a different location than the brewery.
Taylor Peck, a co-owner of Taylor’s Tonics, sent an e-mail to BevNET stating, “We do not expect this to disrupt our production schedule or upcoming summer releases. We consider it a mild set back, and all formulas, batch notes, and laptops have been accounted for.”
Luckily no one was injured in the fire, and Peck even managed to find some humor in the incident.
“I suspect all of our 2011 new flavors will now have a detectable hickory note,” he joked.