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Mug Root Beer, an iconic American brand, has been delighting taste buds since 1940. Originally known as Belfast Root Beer, it's now crafted by New Century Beverage Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo since 1986. This classic root beer, known for its unique flavor, has a rich history dating back to the Belfast Beverage Company. Today, Mug Root Beer continues to be a favorite, with its signature bulldog mascot, "Dog", holding a mug of this beloved beverage.
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What is the history of Mug Root Beer?

Mug Root Beer was originally sold under the name Belfast Root Beer in 1940 by the Belfast Beverage Company in San Francisco, California. The company had been known for making sparkling water and ginger ale since 1877. Belfast Beverage Company was purchased around 1925 by New Century Beverage Company, which had successfully launched Crush Soda in 1918. In the 1950s, the soda took on the title Belfast Old Fashioned Mug Root Beer before its name was eventually shortened to Mug Root Beer. Mug was purchased by Pepsi in 1986, and replaced On-Tap Draft Style Root Beer as Pepsi's root beer brand.

What are the different variants of Mug Root Beer?

In the late 1960s, Sugar Free Mug (now Diet Mug Root Beer) was introduced. Mug Cream Soda and Diet Mug Cream Soda were later introduced, but they are not as widely available.

Who is the mascot of Mug Root Beer?

In the late 1960s, Sugar Free Mug (now Diet Mug Root Beer) was introduced. Mug Cream Soda and Diet Mug Cream Soda were later introduced, but they are not as widely available.