Boots Beverages of Bellville Texas. Boots Beverages was created by Mark Kristen’s father, Boots Kristen, when Kristen Distributing was little more than a bottling company. They bottled things like Dr. Pepper, Nesbitt, 7Up, and Frosty Root Beer. Boots Beverages featured seasonal flavors, similar to craft beers today. People didn’t have much in those days. Getting a Dreamsicle, or going to the Picture Show, were highlights of your day, that you talked about for weeks. In honor of his father and the sacrifices the entire family made to keep the family business afloat, Mark reintroduced the brand which features flavors that were popular during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Inspired by Laura Kristen Boots’ moter, her charm and scratch caramel apple strudel settled her husband Ambrose down in Round Top, Texas in 1893. They have her Caramel Apple Strudel in this bottle!