Sales of Flying Dog beer lead to 2 million new oysters in Chesapeake Bay

Frederick brewery has donated proceeds to Oyster Recovery Partnership since 2011

  • Sales of Flying Dog's Pearl Necklace Stout have led to millions of oysters being planted in the Chesapeake Bay.
Sales of Flying Dog's Pearl Necklace Stout have led to… (Handout / Flying Dog Brewery )
February 19, 2014|By Wesley Case | The Baltimore Sun

Beer is helping the Chesapeake Bay. Seriously.

Since 2011, a portion of sales from Flying Dog Brewery's Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout have assisted in planting nearly 3 million oysters in the Bay. Each sold bottle of Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, which is brewed with oysters from Rappahannock River, allows the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) to plant 10 oysters, according to Erin Weston, director of communications for Flying Dog.

On March 1, the Frederick company will present its latest donation to the ORP (from 2013 sales), which will lead to an additional 2 million oysters planted in the Bay, according to Weston.

Tickets for Give a Shuck, the event where Flying Dog will give its donation, are on sale now for $30, and include six fresh-shucked oysters, three chocolate truffles from the Perfect Truffle, beer samples and live music. Visit for more information.

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