Burley Oak owner Bryan Brushmiller says this is their way of saying thank you to other local businesses and organizations in the surrounding areas.
“We are a community based business and the community gives so much to us in one way or another by buying beer from us, having the bartenders and bar owners support us, carrying our brand at their bars, frequenting our tap room,” Brushmiller said. “All the local charities really effect us.”
The brewery has been holding Monday Charity Nights for three years and to date, they have raised $100,000 for numerous charities in the area.
Darin Engh and Nate Clendenen from Saltwater Stringband and Sean Loomis from Drymill Road will be featured as the live entertainment for the night. Shelly Messick from West O Bottle Shop, Reagan O’Meara from Harrison’s Harbor Watch and Tom Creveling from Deep End Pool Bar will also be guest bartending.
There will be a silent auction, 50/50 and board game to help raise funds for both environmental programs. Brushmiller says 10% of sales go towards the cause.
MCBP is one of 28 programs nationwide that is apart of the National Estuary Program and represents a multiple decade commitment to restoring and protecting the bays behind Ocean City and Assateague.
According to Sandi Smith, MCBP development coordinator, the program aims to bring together citizens, local scientists, recreational and commercial fishermen, environmentalists, farmers, business leaders and government officials to create attainable goals for the watershed.
Smith says the mission of the Lower Shore Land Trust is to assist landowners and communities to conserve land for the enjoyment and well-being of present and future generations. They protect forests and farmlands for strong local economies; natural resources for diverse wildlife and clean water, and rural landscapes in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.