Salts, our beloved tart wheat beer with oysters, is ready to go wherever you go. It’s our little shucking house in a bottle, an ode to the hard work of some incredible bivalves and the watermen & waterwomen that tend to them. Tart oyster wheat beer using Chincoteague Bay oysters & house oyster yeast.
These waters teem…
The ocean and all it’s secrets, gifts itself to us in oysters. The hard-working men & women of the waters that tend to those gifts are the truest unsung heroes of our shorelines. Long before we opened Black Narrows in the old Little Bay Seafood oyster shucking house, we knew oysters and aquaculture would be a pillar of our brewery. Partnering with Tom’s Cove Aqua Farms was one of the easiest decisions we’ve ever made. For decades they’ve cared for the waters around Chincoteague and beyond, working with other local businesses and state and federal legislators to forward local aquaculture. They’ve only grown the culture around shellfish on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Chincoteague has a long history linked to fishing, seafood and shellfish. For over 150 years, the cool, ocean-fed waters surrounding this island have yielded some of the finest shellfish found along the East Coast of the United States. So strong was the demand for island seafood by northern markets, that during the Civil War, Chincoteague unanimously voted to stay with the Union. That demand has never stopped.
Folks like Billy & Tommy are a microcosm of the hands it takes to sustain the culture and beauty of not just our natural resources, but also our human resources for generations to come. When you have a Salts, remember the waders and the cages that brought it to your bottle, and the brine and tide that carried it there.
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