Members of The Billfish Foundation team spent a full Saturday at the Sailfish Brewing Co. in Fort Pierce, Florida for Labor Day weekend activities.
The brewery hosted a Tag & Release Festival to announce the new can for its Tag & Release Amber Ale, a beer named after TBF’s global billfish tagging program. A watermelon eating contest was also on the agenda, as well as live music from two local groups. Patrons were able to visit TBF’s stand for a prize wheel spin or to enter the raffle. Numerous drawings throughout the day made for many happy winners – from a TBF humidor with cigars to a Yeti Tank, the prizes were worth much more than the $5 ticket!
TBF is thrilled to partner with like-minded groups who strive to support and sustain the ocean and fishing opportunities. Nick Bischoff, one of the founders of Sailfish Brewing Company, explains why this was a natural partnership, “The Billfish Foundation has made an impact on my life and has truly changed the sportfishing industry. The tag and release program has created a sense of duty for anglers to conserve these amazing species. TBF has been a part of our team since our inception, and this is our way to say ‘Thank you’ as well as share with and educate the public about this amazing organization. The passion and hard work TBF puts into conservation matches what we put into our beer, which makes our partnership a match made in heaven.”
Going forward, a portion of Sailfish Brewing’s sales from the Tag & Release Amber Ale cans will go toward TBF to support our work to conserve billfish stocks worldwide.