Proceeds from Pearl Necklace Donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership
Last week, we donated a portion of proceeds from Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout to the Oyster Recovery Partnership. From 2012 sales alone, the ORP will be able to replant 750,000 oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay.
Stephan Abel, ORP executive director, explained that "a healthy oyster reef not only filters the Chesapeake Bay’s waters, but also provides habitat for other important marine life such as blue crabs and striped bass. Every oyster we plant back into the Bay will have an immediate, positive impact.”
Oyster reefs in the Chesapeake are one of the most endangered habitats on the planet and essential to our water supply here at the brewery in Frederick. Because of that, we'll continue to donate proceeds from Pearl Necklace, which is brewed with local Rappahannock River Oysters, to the ORP in 2013.