SHORE THING IS MAKING WAVES
Shore Thing is no stranger to Blue Point. We first brewed the easy-drinking light lager with a hint of sea salt back in 2018. Since then, you won’t catch us by the shores of New York without it, as we slurp down an oyster or 20 and think, “Damn, how could life get any better?”
It’s important to us to make sure that everyone can have that moment where Shore Thing’s in one hand, oyster in the other, and the sun is setting with sand between your toes with the saltwater misting on you. So, what did we do? We teamed up with local partners and made a commitment that a portion of proceeds from every single can of Shore Thing goes towards our clean water initiatives.
We didn’t want to stop there, though. Together with our non-profit partners, we wanted to give you the opportunity to join us in our efforts. So in addition to knocking down a few cans of Shore Thing, we want to team up with you on volunteer opportunities, sustainability campaigns, and so much more.
Oh, and get ready for a lot, and we mean a lot, of education on oysters with one @tallmothashucka, Keenan Boyle. Keenan’s a local oyster farmer and expert. Together with him, we’ll be showcasing “Spat Facts,” the only place you need to go to learn why oysters are our heroes. You can expect history, culture, and way more stuff from us together!
Check out all our partners below and stay tuned for updates on how you can join us!
Save the Great South Bay
You might remember our beer, Drink The Bay Clean, that we worked on with our friends at Save The Great South Bay. Based out of Long Island’s south shore, they love oysters just as much as we do. The organization has a 4-acre bay-bottom lease off the shore of Islip, which is being planted with shell, seed, and mature oysters to create sanctuaries. Since oysters can filter up to 50 gallons of saltwater a day, the reefs are a hugely sustainable option for keeping water clean.
Save The Great South Bay also hosts River Warriors and river cleanups to protect local waterways. We even joined one on April 25 and plan on seeing you at many more!
Learn more about Save The Great South Bay, here.
Seatuck Environmental group is a non-profit dedicated to conserving Long Island wildlife and environments by engaging in conservation projects, working with community scientists on research, and offering education on sustainability to all ages.
At our pub, we go through thousands of pounds of oyster shells. We donate them all to Half Shells for Habitats, run by Seatuck, to plant in Long Island Waterways. This helps to promote oyster reefs to filter water and preserve the shores.
So far, we have donated over 12,000 pounds of oyster shells. If you want to help out with this initiative, check out more from Seatuck below or come to the Brewpub to knock down some oysters with a pint of Shore Thing!
Learn more about Seatuck Environmental, here.
Billion Oyster Project
Based out of Governor’s Island, the Billion Oyster Project has the goal of restoring 1 billion oysters to New York Harbor by the year 2035. Throughout the year, they host public education seminars and plenty of volunteer options. Each year, we look forward to celebrating at the Billion Oyster Party, a premiere oyster-filled evening that brings together oyster farmers, chefs, partners, and more from around the world to celebrate oyster restoration in New York’s waterways.
Learn more about Billion Oyster Project, here.
Peconic Baykeepers is the longest-standing waterway partner with Blue Point. The Peconic Baykeepers are dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island’s drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waters. The organization uses science, education, and law to defend critical watersheds from the tips of the Twin Forks through the Great South Bay while working with civic groups, baymen, businesses, and the community the protect the coast.
Learn more about The Peconic Baykeepers , here.
This is just the beginning of our journey with Shore Thing. We cannot wait to make waves with you and our partners as we work to project what we love most: drinking brews on our coasts.