Carbonation Effect - Need Advice!

I need advice on creating a realistic carbonation effect. What I have in mind is like what you would see if you were watching a soft drink fizz through a glass. I have found some tutorials on creating a basic bubble effect, but I’m envisioning hundreds if not thousands of bubbles of various sizes all at one time. The overall effect would likely last 2 - 3 seconds and the bubbles would of course travel from bottom up to top. I’m trying to get as real an effect as possible. I’m somewhat new to FLASH MX 2004, but I have what I consider to be a basic understanding of FLASH and ActionScript. Many thanks in advance for anyone’s help.