Wrightsville Beach Brewery donating part of beer proceeds to oyster restoration

Wrightsville Beach Brewery beers (Photo: WBBeers/Instagram)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (Press Release) — Wrightsville Beach Brewery will be donating 11 percent of the proceeds from its March “give back” beer to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for the second year.

The beer, called Oysterman’s Stout, pairs well with local oysters, which the brewery also serves. For each stout purchased during 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.

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Proceeds will benefit the federation’s 50 Million Oyster Initiative, which aims to restore 50 million oysters to North Carolina waters by 2020. Last year, the federation restored more than 15 acres along the coast.

“Wrightsville Beach Brewery is generously supporting our work for the second year in a row,” said Tracy Skrabal, coastal scientist and regional manager at the Wrightsville Beach office. “There’s not anything much better than drinking a beer while supporting oyster restoration work that keeps our coastal waters healthy.”

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.

The brewery is located at 6201 Oleander Drive in Wilmington. More information on its donation program can be found at wbbeer.com.

Details on the federation’s work can be found at nccoast.org. For more information, please contact Jessica Gray at 910-509-2838 or at jessicag@nccoast.org.