Brewery donating proceeds to Coastal Federation

Brewery donating proceeds to Coastal Federation

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Wrightsville Beach Brewery will be donating 11 percent of the proceeds from its March "give back" beer to the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

The beer, Oysterman's Stout, pairs well with local oysters, which the brewery also serves. For each stout purchased in March, 11 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the federation's oyster restoration work, which helps improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.

Proceeds will benefit the federation's 50 million oyster initiative, which aims to restore 50 million oysters to North Carolina waters by 2020. Those oysters will filter and clean 2.5 trillion gallons of water daily, all while providing habitat for crabs, fish and other species.

"We're thrilled to have this partnership with Wrightsville Beach Brewery," said Tracy Skrabal, coastal scientist and regional manager at the Wrightsville Beach office. "What's not to love about drinking a great Oysterman's Stout to help support oyster restoration?"

Each month for an 11-month cycle, Wrightsville Beach Brewery will select a beer to pair with a local organization and donate 11 percent of the proceeds from the sale of that beer. In December, 11 percent of all proceeds will go to all of the selected nonprofits from throughout the year.

Details on the federation's work can be found here: http://bit.ly/1E2wJ8c. For more information, contact Jessica Gray at (910) 509-2838 or email jessicag@nccoast.org.

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