1882

J. G. Bieberbach Company is founded in Worcester, Ma, the future Polar Beverages.

1901

Dennis “Boss” Crowley founds D.M. Crowley & Co.

1916

Dennis “Boss” Crowley purchases J.G Bieberbach Company and combines the two businesses into “Bieber Polar”

1920s

Name of company becomes “Polar Ginger Ale”

1934

Polar Orange Dry is created.

1966

“Polar Beverages” becomes the name of the company.

1969

Polar buries a time capsule.

1980

Polar is the 1st to add flavor to their seltzer water. Lime Seltzer was the 1st

1985

“Orson” becomes the official name of the Polar Bear mascot.

1992

The 4th generation takes the reigns of the company, with Ralph Crowley II as President & CEO. Polar begins a strategy of expanding; acquiring National Branded Bottlers and New Age Brands.

1995

Acquire Adirondack Beverages of Scotia NY adding much needed production and warehousing.

1995

Chris becomes EVP and Treasurer.

2011

Polar launches the first set of its Limited Edition Seasonal Seltzers.

2012

Polar Beverages acquires Deep South Bottling in Fitzgerald, Georgia to support brand Polar’s southern expansion.

2016

Polar release a small batch of the illusive Unicorn Kisses Seltzer.