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Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with Oysters, Beer & Clean Water!
April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of EARTH DAY! Join us in celebrating “Cape Cod Style” with Fresh Local Oysters from Cape Cod Oyster Co, Fresh Local Craft Beer from Cape Cod Beer, and a donation to Barnstable Clean Water Coalition who is working hard to restore and preserve clean water in the town of Barnstable and across Cape Cod!
How does this work? We’re calling it 50 for 50.. ie $50 for the 50th year.
Your $50 gets you:
- 24 “Great White Oysters”
- a four pack of Cape Cod Beer of your choice,
- and a donation to Barnstable Clean Water Coalition.
For those who care about the details.. its 24 oysters for $24, so buck a shuck! a $12 four pack, and a $14 donation.
We are passing all the fund directly onto our “partner/friend” organizations, Cape Cod Oysters, and BCWC.
We are offering pre-orders up until midnight on Tuesday 4.21.20.
for Wednesday 4-22-2020 pickup. All orders must be picked up on 4.22.20.
Pickup will be contact-free. You will call the brewery upon your arrival and tell them the name on your order.
We will bring the order out and place it on the table outside the brewery, and then after we leave it there you can come pick it up.
Why are we doing this? A couple thing motivated us to try this.
- We have always had an affinity for EARTH DAY and being GREEN.
- We totally love the mission and the folks at Barnstable Clean Water.
- We know our friends in the oyster industry, and specifically Cape Cod Oyster, who derive 95% of their income from the restaurant industry are hurting. (more about them below)
So we sat down and tried to come up with something that resonate and be attractive to you our customer/fan base that we could pull off during a pandemic!
If this works out OK.. we will offer this again on Wednesday 4/29 when we will attempt to run a VIRTUAL VERSION of Clean Water Wednesday.. with BCWC’s regularly scheduled speaker and topic – native landscaping.
Learn more about that here.
A Statement from Cape Cod Oyster re COVID 19 impact:
For over 30 years, Cape Cod Oyster Company has focused our business on serving restaurants due to the trend in popularity of oysters. Our sales model has relied on foodservice with 95% of our product going to restaurants across the country. We are proud to employ 13 full time Cape Cod Residents, and supply them with benefits 12 months of the year. We enjoy giving back to the local communities by donating our oyster product to a variety of local causes. You can feel good knowing you’re buying a locally-produced, affordable and sustainable protein with a fantastic environmental story.
Like the restaurant and beverage industry, we have an uncertain future. With no timetable for restaurants to re-open, we’ve had to temporarily furlough our staff and lost 95% of our sales. Lucky for us, our oysters are adept at weathering the storm, businesses are another story. We hope to be back in limited operation by the summer but only time will tell.
Oysters and more broadly shellfish are a social food. People typically like to enjoy oysters with a group of friends and family. Now, we hope you’ll enjoy our Great White Oysters with loved ones at home, and with a cold pint of Cape Cod Beer. Cheers. Dave Ryan and the Crew at Cape Cod Oyster
A Statement from Cape Cod Beer re COVID 19 impact:
Like our friends at Cape Cod Oyster, we have a significant part of our business committed to the restaurant industry. We have seen our income stream diminish by about 80% as a result of the restaurant closures. We have unfortunately had to lay off 7 of our amazingly committed full time staff, as part of an immediate right-sizing of our business. We continue to provide them health care benefits and have every hope and intention to bring them back as soon as we can. The remaining 11 full time staff is committed to brewing and selling as much beer as we can during these down times, with the hope that Summer 2020 will come, and we will be ready! Our retail folks have done an amazing job pivoting our retail operation to “contact-less curbside pickup” and our wholesale sales & delivery team are working hard to meet the needs of the package store portion of our business. Even with all these efforts, our current income is just barely covering the payroll for the remaining staff. Bills have been piling up for the last 4 weeks and we’ve spent lots of time talking to vendors and deferring payments due. We are INCREDIBLY APPRECIATIVE of all your calls, and emails, and messages of encouragement and concern during these difficult times, and especially appreciative of all your purchases online and at curbside! It is literally helping keep people employed, and for this we will be forever grateful. As we continue to try to figure out what the new normal looks like, we will continue to try to bring you these types of new concepts, and programs. If you love them let us know, if you don’t, we’d love to hear why. And if you have other suggestions as to ways we can pivot our business to better meet the new needs of our community, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Cheers, Beth, Todd & the Brew Crew at Cape Cod Beer