Delco brewery collaborates with Wawa to create limited-edition coffee stout

John McDevitt
November 29, 2018 - 3:57 pm
The Winter Reserve Coffee Stout uses Wawa's new Winter Blend coffee.

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DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two Delaware County-based businesses have partnered to create a new limited-edition brew.

Back in October, brewers and sales team members at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston were sitting around and debating about what new beers they should brew and debut, and an idea was steaming right under their noses — literally.  

"We kind of retreated to our coffees and we were all drinking Wawa," said Michael Contreras, 2SP director of sales and marketing. "Each of us were drinking a different roast, and its like we're coming up on coffee stout season and we are in Delaware County. Wawa is 10 minutes away from us. Why don't we hit those guys up and see if they want to brew a coffee stout?"

And they did.

Wawa signed onto the idea, and the Winter Reserve Coffee Stout was born. The extremely limited collaborative is an oatmeal stout steeped with Wawa's new Winter Blend coffee. It blends flavors of sweet clove, dark chocolate, and graham crackers, perfect for the colder months.

Fam, we made ending the day as good as it started...with a freshly brewed coffee stout. Working with our neighbors @Wawa, we brewed an oatmeal stout steeped with their Reserve Winter Blend Coffee. This is an exclusive blend that was handpicked by Wawa's World Traveling Coffee Guru Michael McLaughlin, who sought to make a coffee with flavors of sweet clove, dark chocolate, and graham crackers perfect for the winter months. Our head brewer, Bob Barrar, who, like Wawa, is a Delaware County native chose to steep the beans in an oatmeal stout, a style that has a balanced sweetness to showcase the full range of flavors of the coffee. Exclusive for the Philly 5-County region, cans of Winter Reserve Coffee Stout will be available early December.

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The stout goes on sale Dec. 10 and will be available in the Philadelphia five-county region at area bottle shops and craft beer stops while supplies last — but act fast, as only 1,000 cases will be made.

The Wawa in Chadds Ford along Naamans Creek Road, which has a licence to sell beer, will be the only Wawa where you can get buy the stout, which goes for $12.99 per four-pack.

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