New Wawa Brewery to debut as Langhorne Beer Store opens

LANGHORNE, PA — Wawa’s new beer store will be one of the first to offer the chain’s signature drink with a grown-up twist.

“Shore Tea,” a hard drink combining Wawa’s Peach Iced Tea and Cape May Brewing Co.’s signature brew, will debut at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Langhorne Wawa Beer Store (39 E. Lincoln Highway) on Thursday, according to Wawa representatives.

The Langhorne store opening will be at 8am, followed by giveaways of Wawa and Cape May Brewing Co. T-shirts and a meet and greet with the beverage brewers James Fox, Director of Brewing Operations at Cape May Brewing Co. and Michael McLaughlin, Senior Director of Concept Development at Wawa.

Limited quantities of Shore Tea will also be available on July 21 at the Wawa Beer Stores below:

  • Store 170 – 721 Naamans Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
  • Store 8148 – 1073 Baltimore Pike, Middletown, PA 19063
  • Store 8153 – 201 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, PA 18049
  • Store 159 – 296 Route 940, Blakeslee, PA 18610
  • Store 148 – 1139 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044
  • Store 8132 – 2600 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • Store 8152 – 9101 Frankford Ave., Phila., PA 19114
  • Store 8147 – County Line Road. & W. Butler Avenue, Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914
  • Store 8135 – Main Street & Quarry Road, Lower Salford Twp. Pennsylvania, 19438
  • Store 8151 – Chichester Avenue & McCay Avenue, Boothwyn, PA 19061
  • Store 8126 – Rt. 309 & Passer Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036
  • Store 8150 – 364 Susquehanna Street, Allentown, PA 18103
  • Store 8044 – 600 NW End Blvd., Quakertown, PA 18951
  • Store 8155 – 8053 Chestnut Street, Herford, PA 18056

If you miss your chance to grab a Shore Tea on Thursday, there will be a launch party at the Cape May Brewing Co. Tasting Room (1288 Hornet Road, Cape May) on Saturday July 23 with non-alcoholic pints, pretzels Wawa, live music and free t-shirts while supplies last.

Shore Tea will begin retail sales on Monday, July 25, according to Wawa representatives. A six-pack of 12-ounce cans with 4.5% ABV is expected to retail for $12.99.

The Langhorne location is far from the first Wawa to offer alcoholic beverages: the chain started selling beer in 2019, according to the Bucks County Mail Schedules, with locations in Richland, Middletown and Bristol boasting liquor licenses, to name a few. The N Easton Road location in Doylestown is awaiting license approval, the publication writes.

But the company still plans to expand its reach in alcohol offerings. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that an extensive beer selection will be part of the new store concept that Wawa has begun rolling out in its “aggressive” growth plan. The company aims to double its number of stores nationwide as part of an eight-year expansion plan, which will see another 1,800 locations by 2030.

New stores planned through 2030 will be a mix of ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’; storefronts, such as rest area-style outposts and stand-alone drive-thru stores, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysen told the publication.

There are already over 260 Wawa locations in New Jersey, with approximately 965 stores nationwide.