Manufacturer's Brand Overview
Known best for its namesake root beer, Filbert’s also produces 17 flavors of soda. The company started at the turn of the century when George Filbert and family delivered milk, ice and coal to homes in the Bridgeport neighborhood by horse-drawn wagon. The family added root beer when it became popular during Prohibition. It was manufactured in half barrels and supplied mostly to taverns across five nearby states. Still a family business, Filbert’s is run by Ronald Filbert and his wife Karen at 3430 S. Ashland Ave.