Shine On Local | Salty Turtle Beer Company

Craving a craft beer? Have one on us at our next Shine On Local event at the Salty Turtle Beer Company! Stop by the Salty Turtle on Thursday, October 21, 5 pm – 7pm for a complimentary craft beer. This veteran owned and operated brewery is a local favorite and serves up some of the best craft beer around.

Salty Turtle Beer Company is owned by Daniel Callender, Dean Kelley, and Zachary White. We spoke with Daniel to learn how this incredible brewery got started, what makes it so unique, and a few things to do while you’re in town.

What inspired you to open Salty Turtle Beer Company?

One of my goals in my 20s was to own a small business, and at the time being an avid homebrewer I thought wouldn’t it be cool to open a small brewery for folks to taste some of my recipes? Coming from San Diego where breweries are a dime a dozen, I was surprised that we did not have a local brewery and thought to myself, I need to fill that void! I met Dean Kelley coincidentally at a neighborhood yard sale, found out he was also a former Marine and avid homebrewer, 5 years later here we are!

What makes Salty Turtle Beer Company unique from other breweries?

The local vibe, family-friendly atmosphere, and of course the quality of our beer! At any given time you will often see us the owners around the brewery and I truly think that makes a difference when running a business. It’s one thing to have a great staff, but I think having full operator/owner involvement is what ensures you are in touch with your business and daily operations. 

Which beer do you recommend for those first visiting?

I recommend getting a flight! You can pick any 4 of the 10 beers that are on tap! But our two most popular beers are Hey Zay NEIPA and Coastline Kölsch. 

Which beer is your favorite?

This is a tough question, so hard to choose just one as we constantly rotate throughout the season. But if I had to pick it would be the Swingbridge Breakfast Stout! 

Those new to the Topsail area, anything you recommend as a must do?

Visit the turtle hospital! They are remarkable people who are passionate about the safety and well being of sea turtles. 

Favorite restaurant in Topsail or Surf City?

We have a few really great places as of late, but you can’t go wrong with Shaka Taco! 

Shine On Local Event Details

Join us at Salty Turtle Beer Company located at 103 Triton Lane Surf City, NC from 5 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, October 21 for a complimentary pint of craft beer from Intracoastal Realty. Make sure to follow @intracoastalrealty and @saltyturtlebeer on Instagram and use the hashtag #ShineOnLocal when you visit!

*Limited to one beer per person, must be of legal drinking age 21 and up.

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