Courtesy of Sheetz.

It’s been almost two years since Governor Tom Wolf signed a law allowing gas stations across our Commonwealth to sell alcohol.

The family-owned and Altoona-based Sheetz is moving beyond just selling craft beer. They’re making it themselves.

Courtesy of Sheetz.

Tomorrow, a new coffee-flavored IPA developed by Sheetz and Rusty Rail Brewing Company will go on sale across Pennsylvania.

According to a press release, the Project Coffee Hopz IPA is “brewed with Sheetz Brothers Sumatra coffee beans,” and “features light and floral taste notes with a subtle coffee presence.”

The beer will only be available while current supplies last. For a complete list of participating locations, click here.

Residents of the South Hills and lucky commuters got a chance to sample the beer during a preview event at the Sheetz on Library Road in Bethel Park last Thursday.

“We are lucky to collaborate with Rusty Rail Brewing Company, a well-known brewery born in central Pennsylvania, to create this limited-edition craft beer,” said Ryan Sheetz, assistant vice president of brand strategies with Sheetz. “We have worked for years to make beer available in our store locations across Pennsylvania and now, with beer in more than 140 stores across the state, we are excited to take the next step in this journey.”

Bill O'Toole

Bill O'Toole was a full-time reporter for NEXTpittsburgh until October, 2019. He previously reported in Myanmar.