Wawa teams up with N.J. brewery to spike its iconic iced tea

Most self-respecting New Jerseyans have had their fair share of Wawa’s Delicious iced tea. It’s sweet — okay maybe too sweet — and absolutely delicious, coming in flavors like peach, lemon, raspberry and more.


But what if the beloved gas station/convenience store’s iced tea had booze in it? Stop dreaming about it and stars drinking it. Because it’s soon becoming a reality thanks to Cape May Brewing Co.

The Cape May Brewery announced this week a collaboration with Wawa called Shore Tea.

“Wawa’s famous Iced Tea meets Cape May Brewing Company’s iconic adult libations in this Twist on a shore favorite,” the Cape May Brewing Co. says in its description of the drink. “Lip-smackingly refreshing with just the right amount of sweet kick, Shore Tea brings the perfect combination of pleasant tea flavors alongside a wave of sweet peach. Whether you’re tailgating, hitting the beach, or taking a break from the heat with a Wawa hoagie in hand, Shore Tea is sure to satisfy your thirst.”

The gluten-free beverage with an ABV of 4.5% will be available starting June 21 at the grand opening of Wawa’s latest beer store in Langhorne, Pa., as well as select Wawa locations in the Keystone State. Starting July 23 it will be available at Cape May Brewing Co.’s tasting room, and distribution throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware starts on July 25.

“We’re excited to stretch our wings and fly South to the New Jersey Shore to partner with Cape May Brewing Company to produce our first-ever hard tea with a customer favorite: Wawa’s Peach Iced Tea,” Michael McLaughlin, Wawa’s senior manager of concept development, said on the Cape May Brewing Co. website.

This isn’t the first non-beer beverage for Cape May Brewing Co. The Jersey Shore Brewery makes an assortment of hard seltzers, lemonades and shandies to go along with their popular stable of beers.

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