The Last of New York City's Seltzermen

In this short video from Great Big Story, hear from Walter Backerman, a 3rd-generation seltzer man at Gomberg Seltzer Works, one of the last remaining seltzermen in the City.

Gomberg Seltzer Works is the last seltzer company in New York City. It’s been around since 1953, fills up 3,000 bottles and has seltzer deliverymen attend to their customers in the New York area. There are eight seltzer men at Gomberg, who are all pretty entering old age. This is a story about the remaining few dedicated to the craft of old fashion seltzer.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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