Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington dive bar. In 2012 we started Six Barrel Soda Co., with a lofty mission to shake up a flat soft drink market with experimental flavours and a new level of quality.
We fired up a 10L pot and used a beat-up soda stream to make drinks in our soda store, to show what we believe soda can be. Our early brave customers liked it and now our soda syrups and bottled sodas are being used to make wonderful drinks all over the place, by the best soda jerks, the most creative cafes, restaurants and bars and home soda fans looking for something different.
Nowadays we’re still hand-making our soda syrups from scratch, with our small team, right here on Luke's Lane in Wellington, with natural ingredients, fresh fruit, organic fair trade cane sugar and filtered water.