For sale is a vintage SODA BOTTLE with a WESTERN BOTTLING WORKS IMITATION IRON BEER label. Both the clear 7 ounce bottle and label are vintage items but the label is not original to the bottle. The 1920s era bottle label was from the Western Bottling Works, 3136 Army Street, San Francisco, CA. This company sold the following beverage flavors: Sarsaparilla, Imitation Iron Beer, Pure Apple Cider, Lemon Soda, and Imitation Raspberry Soda. Bottle stands 8 inches tall. A great collectible soda bottle and label.
In 1917, Iron beer was created in Cuba by Manuel Rabanal. The drink has been described as a fruiter Dr. Pepper. The Western Bottling Works probably sold imitation iron beer because they lacked the rights to sell the original iron beer.