DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa.—Two Pennsylvania-based businesses—the Wawa c-store chain and 2SP Brewing Company—have teamed up with Coppertail Brewing Company of Tampa to unveil a new craft beer, reports Benzinga.com. The new brew will hit Florida Wawa stores at 4 p.m. today.
"Snow Bird Reserve" is a nod to local friends and neighbors who migrate South to escape the Northeast’s wintry weather. The recipe is a robust porter with sweetness derived from malted barley, intensified by Wawa Winter Reserve Coffee and balanced by a hint of vanilla.
"With recently celebrating Wawa's 200th store opening in the state of Florida, we're grateful for 2SP Brewing Company's introduction to longtime friends at Coppertail Brewing Company to collaborate on this innovative product that brings excitement to our Florida friends and neighbors," said Mike Sherlock, chief product marketing officer, Wawa.
The official beer introduction begins at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Wawa store, 3660 W. Gandy Blvd. in Tampa. Customers will meet the brewers and sample the beer. The first 100 customers will receive the official Brew Tour t-shirt.
This is not Wawa’s first brush with branded beer. In December 2018, 2SP Brewing Company and Wawa released a coffee beer stout and later created a 2SP Winter Reserve Coffee Stout.
For more information about Wawa’s beer offerings and where they may be purchased in Florida, visit www.wawa.com/beverages/wawa-beer .