BERLIN — To celebrate the recent victory in the campaign to oppose offshore drilling in the Atlantic and gear up for the ongoing challenges to protect our coastal waters, Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) is once again teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Company for an evening of beer tasting and merry mingling at West-O Bottle Shop and Bar.
The public is invited to join in for the 3rd Annual Toast for the Coast on the evening of Thursday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate with your friends with free tastings of SweetWater’s latest craft beer creations complemented by snack samplings from Horn & Shell Raw Bar & Canteen. The fine folks at West-O Bottle Shop will be chipping in with discounted SweetWater beer specials in commemorative Coastkeeper “Save Our Bays” pint glasses while they last.
ACT will be screening the world premiere of a short film by local filmmaker Matt Adams chronicling the triumph over “Big Oil” on the offshore drilling front. The film also highlights the ongoing threats to marine mammals and fisheries from seismic air gun surveys which still may be permitted off our coast.
This year’s Toast For The Coast event will also mark the launch of ACT’s raffle of an exclusive co-branded SweetWater/BOTE standup paddle board. Tickets for a chance to win this stylish SUP with a retail value of $1,600 will be available at the event for $10 each or three for $20.
Raffle tickets will also be available online at ACT’s website and at future ACT events until the drawing which will be held at the Float For The Coast event on Aug. 19 at Fish Tales Bar and Grill.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the Assateague Coastkeeper to learn about her efforts to keep the coastal watershed swimmable and fishable.
While there is no entrance fee, proceeds from the sale of the featured beer and drink offerings served at West-O’s beautiful bar during the event will be donated to support the Coastkeeper program and its parent organization Assateague Coast Trust.
For more information, contact Sara Hambury at 410-213-2079 or Steve Farr at 410-629-1538.