VA Beer Benefits Chesapeake Bay Foundation
You can actually help save the Chesapeake Bay the next time you enjoy a tall, cold one.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company is contributing some of its proceeds to do just that. A limited-edition beer called Striped Bass Pale Ale is flying off of the shelves. Sales generated a $30,000 donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Devils Backbone founder Stephen Crandall was fishing on the Chesapeake when he came up with the idea of a beer to save the bay.
Partner and local manager Joe Richardson explains the brew's name.
"Striped Bass was inspired by striped bass fishing in the Chesapeake Bay the idea is that striped bass has to have clean water in order to live," Richardson said.
The beer has a light copper color and is described as crisp and refreshing.
So far the company and five of its distributors donated $30,000 this year alone to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They've given $50,000 during the past two years.
Proceeds are going to the educational fund for future bay cleanup methods.
Devils Backbone presented a check for $5,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation last night.