Drive-through liquor stores have been around in various parts of the country for some time, but it’s not every day that you pull into a gas station to actually fill up some empty bottles with beer. But that may change as Sunoco looks to roll out its Craft Beer Exchange stations.
The Craft Beer Exchange allows customers to fill up either 64-oz. growlers or 6-packs of 12-oz. bottles from a rotating selection of about a dozen brews, including some from brands like Allagash, Abita, Dogfish Head, and Victory.
Sunoco says the Exchanges have been a hit since debuting in a handful of APlus convenience stores in New York state. So it has decided to expand the program to South Carolina.
There are more than 600 APlus stores operated by Sunoco in 24 states, so the company has a lot of room to expand. However, some states’ liquor laws would currently prevent Sunoco from selling beer in any form.