To those who live in Wawa land, hop in the car and head to Chadds Ford. A very exciting collaboration awaits: Wawa beer.
Wawa, a Mid-Atlantic chain of gas stations and convenience stores based in Delaware County, Pa. partnered with 2SP Brewing of Aston, Pa. on a limited-edition Winter Reserve Coffee Stout. The oatmeal stout is “steeped” with Wawa’s new limited-edition Winter Blend coffee. The special brew, created by 2SP head brewer Bob Barrar ad Wawa manager of concept development Michael McLaughlin, boasts flavors of sweet clove, dark chocolate, and graham crackers, according to a press release.
The beer will launch at a special celebration on Thursday, December 6 at Wawa’s store #170 location (721 Naamans Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, Pa.). Incidentally, this is the only Wawa location that sells beer, philly.com reports. Fifty cases will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The coffee stout will then be available for purchase at bars, bottle shops, and distributors in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, priced at $12.99 per 4-pack of 16-ounce cans. Only 1,000 cases will be sold, according to the announcement.
Corporate food chain beer collaborations are all the rage lately. Dunkin’ Donuts recently partnered with Harpoon Brewery on a delicious Dunkin’ Coffee Porter; Carvel teamed up with Captain Lawrence Brewing on a mind-blowing Fudgie the Beer; and, weirdly, Planters partnered with Noon Whistle Brewing on a peanut IPA, Mr. IPA-Nut.
Bring on the bizarre beer collabs, we’re here for all of ’em.