Beverages

Spiked Tea Cooler a New Rutter’s LTO

C-store chain, Lancaster Brewing collaborate on new malt beverage
Rutter’s Spiked Tea Cooler
Photograph courtesy of Rutter's

YORK, Pa. — Rutter’s Spiked Tea Cooler, ready just in time for summer, is the result of a partnership between Rutter’s and Lancaster Brewing Co.

This launch is the second product collaboration between the two companies, with the cooler being offered exclusively at convenience-store retailer Rutter’s 46 beer locations in Pennsylvania while supplies last.

The Spiked Tea Cooler is inspired by the popular Rutter’s Tea Cooler, made by Rutter’s Dairy, the York, Pa.-based c-store chain said. A combination of Rutter’s Classic Lemon Tea and lemonade, the spiked version is brewed using the same ingredients as the original version and has 5% alcohol.

  • Rutter’s is No. 87 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the 2022 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Lancaster Brewing Co., by launching our second private label beer product, in Rutter’s Spiked Tea Cooler,” said Sean Pfeiff, Rutter’s senior category manager. “The great customer response and enthusiasm we saw from our Chocolate Milk Stout, released for a limited time in November 2021, made the decision to work together again a no-brainer. We look forward to our customers enjoying Rutter’s Spiked Tea Cooler this summer.”

The beverage will be available at Rutter’s in late May and will be sold in a four-pack of 16-ounce cans for $10.99.

Lancaster Brewing is based in Lancaster, Pa.

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s is a privately held c-store chain that operates 79 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Part of a family managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company and a real estate company.

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