Here's a piece from the folks at The Consumerist on the whole matter.
For the longest time I have heard the fans of Vernors Ginger Soda speak lovingly of their bubbly choice. Well, on my trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I came across a version of Vernors that would surely fit my bill. It was crafted and bottled by the Soda mavens at the Dr Pepper Bottling Company in West Jefferson, NC. Bottled in glass and sweetened with real Sugar, I was sold. I'd give it a shot. Interestingly enough, Vernors is not a Ginger Ale or Ginger beer, it is clearly listed on the label as "The Original Ginger Soda". That's different.
Looks like PepsiCo is taking a step into the Craft Cola realm with a new product. Caleb's Cola will be available in limited areas, at first and may see a bigger roll out later. I would certainly like to try this one and can't wait till it reaches a store near me. It will be interesting to taste this one.
Shipyard Brewing, the makers of the finestkind Sodas of the Capt'n Eli's line, have added two new flavours. By popular demand they have gifted us with a new Black Cherry Pop and a Cream Soda. Both of these were added by fans request according to the press release. Frankly, I can't wait to get my hands on a couple of bottles of this and give it a try. I'm not a huge fan of Black Cherry or Cream Soda, but I am a fan of Capt'n Eli's Sodas and none of their delicious sodas have ever let me down. And the suggested price for a 4 pack isn't bad, either. $3.99 is not painful by any means. Here's hoping that they make their way to my neck of the woods in Middle America sooner, rather than later!