ASTON, Pa., U.S. — Wawa, in partnership with 2SP Brewing Company, is thrilled to announce the return of 2018’s collaboration, Winter Reserve Coffee Stout. Also, on tap for 2019 is an expansion including a bourbon barrel finished version of the beer, as well as two freshly brewed partnerships with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, VA and Coppertail Brewing Company in Tampa, FL.
Delco partners Bob Barrar, Head Brewer, 2SP Brewing Company and Michael McLaughlin, Wawa’s Concept Development Manager and World Traveling Coffee Guru teamed up last year to bring their hometown a beer that locals would be proud of and due to an overwhelming response, the duo has done it again, but this time have invited fellow brewers in other markets to join in on the fun.
Winter Reserve Coffee Stout, as well as 2019’s new additions, Reserve Reserve, Coffee Cake Reserve Stout, and Snowbird Reserve Vanilla Porter, all feature Wawa Winter Reserve Coffee as the primary ingredient. Each brewery created its own special recipe and attended a collaborative brew day with McLaughlin at 2SP Brewing Company, the official brewery partner.
The beer will launch with a multi-state “Brew Tour” that will kick off Friday, December 6 in Chadds Ford, PA., and culminate on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Tampa, FL. Beer and Wawa lovers alike are encouraged to attend one or all of the events below to experience a live firkin-tapping, complimentary samples of the specialty brews, while supplies last, and more. The First 100 customers through the door at each event will also receive the first-ever, official Brew Tour T-Shirt.
“At Wawa, supporting our local neighbors is at the heart of everything we do, which makes our special partnership with 2SP Brewing Company so important to us, as well as their shared values and desire to invite other breweries to collaborate in other areas that our stores serve. We couldn’t have asked for better partners in working with 2SP, Hardywood and Coppertail, as they have all brought their unique talents to the table and we all can’t wait for our communities to experience these recipes that are sure to please your palate and complement any family party, special event and casual gathering with friends,” said Mike Sherlock, Chief Product Marketing Officer, Wawa, Inc.
Friday, December 6, 4:00 p.m. – Wawa PA Store Launch, Chadds Ford, PA
Store 170, 721 Naamans Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Saturday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. – 2SP Brewing Company, Aston, PA
120 Concord Road, Unit 101-103, Aston, PA 19014
Thursday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. – Wawa Grand Opening, Middletown Twp., PA Store 8148, 1073 Baltimore Pike, Middletown Twp., PA 19063
Friday, December 13, 4:00 p.m. – Wawa VA Store Launch, Richmond, VA Store 8648, 3100 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
Thursday, February 20, 4:00 p.m. – Wawa FL Store Launch, Tampa, FLStore 5301, 3660 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611