COOP Ale Works, Oklahoma City, Okla., announced its SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea and SONIC Hard Slush are set to launch in retail stores this September.
Following the success of the fan favorite SONIC Hard Seltzer lineup, SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea and SONIC Hard Slush will be available for consumers at select retail stores in at least 38 states, it says.
"After tremendous support and response from across the country for SONIC Hard Seltzer, it became clear that the SONIC fan is enjoying the experience of their favorite SONIC beverages in adult form," said Sean Mossman, president of COOP Beverage Works, in a statement. "Adult Hard Tea and adult Hard Slush are natural brand extensions, and we are all excited for our fans to be able to try these amazing flavors."
Inspired by its signature iced tea, SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea offers a delicate and exhilarating taste of tea with a hint of lemon that will make hard-tea enthusiasts take notice, the company says. At an ABV of 5%, SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea will be available to purchase in 12-ounce slim can 12-packs and 24-ounce cans. Beginning Fall 2022, SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea will be available in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The SONIC Hard Slush will make a splash into the frozen adult beverage category offering iconic SONIC Slush flavors like Cherry Limeade, Blue Raspberry and Watermelon with a 6% ABV, it says. SONIC Hard Slush will be available in select retailers across the following states starting Fall 2022: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. The remainder of the country can expect to see SONIC Hard Slush on their local shelves in March 2023, according to the company.
Along with SONIC Hard Southern Sweet Tea, SONIC Hard Slush is not available for purchase at SONIC Drive-In locations.