Flying Dog Brewery releases beer to support oyster restoration efforts in Chesapeake Bay

Hannah Himes, The Frederick News-Post, Md.
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Feb. 24—Frederick's Flying Dog Brewery has released a new Chesapeake Wheat Ale, a year-round beverage that also aims to help the Chesapeake Bay.

For each beer that's sold, 10 baby oysters will be returned to the Bay through Flying Dog's partnership with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a nonprofit based in Annapolis with whom the brewery has worked for 10 years, according to a news release from the brewery. More than 5 million baby oysters have been added back into the Bay, "through beer collaborations and sponsorships."

"Outfitted in original artwork from world-renowned illustrator Ralph Steadman, in vibrant colors that capture the hues of the Bay, Chesapeake Wheat represents Flying Dog's commitment to supporting oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay," said Ben Savage, chief marketing officer at Flying Dog, according to the release. "We believe it is vital to come together to help the Bay thrive, and we love that we get to do our part by doing what we do best, making delicious beer."

The five percent ABV American Wheat Ale is brewed with Hersbrucker and Mosaic hops and is described in the release as having a light body and crisp finish, with a balance of bitterness and "fruity/citrus hop notes."

And it doesn't just help the oysters. According to the release, "Bringing back the oyster population is the single most important thing that can be done to help the Bay and every species in its ecosystem."

One oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water each day.

The ale, Chesapeake Wheat, is available in 6-packs and 24-packs. For more information about where to find the beer, visit: flyingdog.com/beer-finder

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