Tryon Hosts Beach Clean Up

Outer Banks, NC – In celebration of Earth Day, Tryon Distributing teamed up with Island Brands USA to host a beach cleanup in Kill Devil Hills. In a little under two hours, enough trash was collected to fill the bed of one employee’s pickup truck.

“At Tryon Distributing we are always trying to do the right thing, which also means doing the right thing for the environment and doing our part to help our coastal communities. It was a blast rolling up our sleeves and getting out there to pick up trash and help make a positive impact in one of our markets across the state. We are very fortunate to have so many passionate people here at Tryon, and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. We are hoping for an even bigger cleanup event next year due to how well this year went.” said Ed Johnston, President of Tryon.

The Charleston-based Island Brands recently became a partner of 1% For the Planet, which is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. 1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling the planet's most pressing environmental issues in an ongoing effort to create a healthier planet.


Island Brands Co-Founder & CEO Scott Hansen said of their efforts, “As members of 1% for the Planet, we at Island pledge to give back 1% of our revenue to approved non-profit organizations working to improve our environment. Whether focused on climate, food, land, water, wildlife or pollution, we want to support local organizations who are already making greener changes in areas where Island Brands beer is sold. On the ground, we have committed to environmental causes by engaging our wholesalers’ teams in community volunteering days, like the recent beach cleanup we did with Tyron Distributing in the Outer Banks.”

Island Brands produces all clean, better for you, super premium beer, using only the highest quality ingredients. A competitively priced mainstream ‘better for you’ beer brand that leverages best in class digital technology and is proudly American made and owned.

Tryon Distributing is a Charlotte-based craft beer and wine distribution company started 37 years ago with three people and has grown into a statewide distributor with almost 300 employees. We are proud to be family-owned and operated.