The history of Røros Bryggeri & Minneralvannfabrikk AS:
Røros Bryggeri & Minneralvannfabrikk AS (Røros Brewery and Soda factory) was founded may 19. 2009. RBM continues the heritage after Røros Minneralvannfabrik that was producer of soda and mineral water in Røros between 1900-1963. From the beginning of 1980 Røros Minneralvannfabrikk sold and distributed beer in the region until they became a part of E.C. Dahls Bryggeri, later to be Carlsberg Group.
“A family tradition lives on.”
Oliver Langen (Soda-Oliver) started as the stewerd of Røros Minneralvannfabrikk in 1900 in a small and modest facility in Flanderborg in Røros. He later bought the small fabric which had a modest production capacity of 400 bottles a day.
In 1937 his son Ole Langen (Soda-Ole) took over the company and he ran the company until the end of the 40s. At this time Erik Sandbakken (Soda-Erik) got married to the daughter of Ole Langen, Gunnvor Langen and Erik became the owners of the company. In the same period Røros Minneralvannfabrikk moved to newer facilities in Johan Falkenbergets road. This became the beginning of the company’s growth period, where Røros Minnerallvannfabrikk grew to be a distributor of beer and soda for E.C. Dahls Bryggeri, Aktiebryggeriet AS and Hamar Bryggeri in a region that stretched from Rendalen in the south through Folldal in the west, the swedish border in the east and north to Holtälen. This were the days of beer monopoly and everything in Røros was sold in small shops until early 70s.
The Production of soda came to an end in 1963 when the company moved to bigger facilities in Tollef Bredals Road and became a distribution company. In 1968 it was all over after E.C. Dahls took over the whole company. Jørn Ketil Sandbakken received a job in E.C. Dahls Bryggeri and Røros Minneralvannfabrikk was history until both Jørn Ketil and Dag Aadne Sandbakken joined in as owners in the new Røros Bryggeri and Minneralvannfabrikk in 2009. This is how a more than 100 years old family tradition lives on in Røros.