The Flavor of New England for Five Generations
Polar Beverages can trace its beginnings to a spring water company founded in 1882 and purchased by a distiller named Dennis Crowley to enhance his whiskey business. Since then the company has been under continuous ownership and operation by four generations of the Crowley family and headquartered in their hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.
For over 137 years Polar Beverages has remained a beloved New England brand while growing nationally. As consumer tastes have grown and evolved so has Polar Beverages’ ability to innovate and meet their demands for sparkling refreshment. From their heritage recipes, such as Polar Orange Dry and Birch Beer, to the playful introduction of modern seasonal seltzers, the people of Polar Beverages continue to love what they do and work hard to uphold the values of its founder.
Today, Polar Beverages Incorporated is the largest independent bottling company in the United States, comprised of their own brands – including Polar Seltzer, Adirondack, Clear & Sparkling, O Water and Frannie’s – along with strong brand partnerships for bottling, private-label manufacturing and distribution for both regional and national brand partners. Today Polar Beverages produces and distributes from three locations, Worcester, Massachusetts; Albany, New York; and Fitzgerald, Georgia.