For 120 years, Dublin Dr Pepper was manufactured in the small West Texas town of Dublin, with the soda's original pure cane sugar formula spawning a cult-like following in the Lone Star State and across the globe. All that stopped when Dr Pepper Snapple Group filed a trademark lawsuit against the tiny soda bottling plant, causing an unceremonious end to a relationship that had endured for more than a century. This fascinating documentary chronicles the story of Dublin Bottling Works and co-owner Jeff Kloster, as they fight for their future while trying to hold onto their historic past.
Worth watching -- so others can see what happened in Dublin. A little Texas movie about a little Texas town with a BIG National issue. Well done, I cried all the way through. We drank Dublin Dr Pepper (which, I don't care what those DP/Snapple talking heads say -- IS NOT THE SAME as what is bottled in Temple, Texas) This town and this special niche product were a marketer's dream. I have not had any Dr Pepper since finishing our last 6-pack of Dublin. We enjoyed it as a treat, and always brought it home from a trip up there - not to sell, to DRINK, ourselves. The rest of the time, we drank regular Dr Pepper, of course. Dublin made no difference to Dr Pepper, but Dr Pepper made a HUGE difference to Dublin. Dr Pepper Snapple could've been heroes in this case, by embracing their free PR. It may not reflect in their billions in sales, but this company LOST -- make no mistake about it. Dublin Forever.
Excellent documentary and as a native texan and have drank these dr. pepper's, it does sadden me that they were forced to close. Glad they decided to continue with their own brand of soda and hope they continue despite the companies forcing mom and pops out of business.
Wonderful documentary. Allows the world to see how corporate America and corporate greed actually affects small business. The history of the owners and their emotions and heartbreak was well highlighted.
Very interesting back story about Dr Pepper Dublin being run out of business by corporate Dr Pepper/Snaffle. Good interviews and professionally produced. If you miss Dublin Dr Pepper you should watch this.