Michigan's oldest pop is coming out with a brand new flavor for a limited time.

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WHAT IS THE NEW VERNORS FLAVOR?

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Vernors Black Cherry is the first new flavor for Vernors in over fifty years.

WHAT SIZES DOES VERNOR'S BLACK CHERRY COME IN?

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Market development manager for Keurig Dr. Pepper Elizabeth Hensen said the new flavor will be available in 12-pack, 2 liter, and 20-ounce bottles.

HOW LONG WILL VERNORS BLACK CHERRY BE AROUND?

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The new flavor will be around for just a limited time starting on August 1st in Michigan and the Toledo, Ohio area, and should be off the shelves by the end of October.

THE HISTORY OF MICHIGAN'S OLDEST POP VERNORS

According to the Detroit Historical Society One of the nation’s oldest soft drinks, Vernors Ginger Ale was first served to the public in 1866. The drink was created by Detroiter James Vernor, a well-respected pharmacist with a reputation for meticulous care with his prescriptions.

James Venor began his career as an errand boy at Higby & Stearns Drug Store in 1858, later becoming a junior clerk. Experimenting with a medicinal tonic of vanilla and spices, adding ginger to calm the stomach, he left the mixture in an oak barrel when he went to serve in the Civil War in 1862. The popular story is that when Vernor returned from the war, he opened the barrel and was surprised by its delicious contents. The beverage had a zesty, sweet, gingery flavor that was accentuated by the wood’s aging process.  However, another claim, backed by a family member, is that Vernor did not create the formula for his drink until after the Civil War.

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