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Karl Strauss team members pick up over 200 pounds of trash from Oceanside City Beach

Karl Strauss team members pick up over 200 pounds of trash from Oceanside City Beach

San Diego, CA— August 27, 2015  Last week over 150 team members from Karl Strauss Brewing Company gathered in Oceanside to participate in its annual beach clean-up with Surfrider Foundation. Since Karl Strauss opened its doors in 1989, the idea of caring for the community and the environment has been one of the company’s core values. “We are a local company operating in coastal cities so it’s important for us to give back and participate in keeping our beaches and ocean clean,” says Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

This year’s event was a huge success with team members from across California showing up to support the cause for a record-breaking attendance turnout. “This was the biggest turnout for a beach clean-up that we’ve ever had in North County San Diego,” says Surfrider’s San Diego Chapter Manager, Mandy Sackett. “Karl Strauss has been a big supporter of ours for years hosting our quarterly chapter meetings, and donating beer for our events. They collected an impressive amount of trash and helped make a big impact in Oceanside.”

Karl Strauss team members collected over 200 pounds of trash and 56 pounds of recyclables. “It was incredible to see so many team members volunteering to help out in such a meaningful way” says Rattner.

Key Stats:

– 150 participants

– 200 pounds of trash collected

– 56 pounds of recyclable material collected

– 2,385 cigarette butts collected

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About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Mosaic Session Ale, Big Barrel IIPA, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won over 80 medals since 2009 and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award-winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #45 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

Contact Info

Company: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Contact: Kiersten Winant