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From The Corps…

While Daniel Callender and Dean Kelley are both former United States Marines, the pair didn’t actually meet during their time in the service. A fated neighborhood garage sale where Daniel was serving up his homebrew brought the two together. That was in 2016. Flash forward a few years, add North Carolina-native business partner Zack White, factor in many pints of Coastline Kölsch, and you’ve got what Salty Turtle Beer Company is today.

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...to The Cove!

Salty Turtle Beer Company has proudly been serving up suds as Pender County’s first brewery since 2017. Offering beer styles both bold and classic, STBC caters to the creativity that the brewing process inherently encourages. (Betio Blonde Ale, anyone?) On top of serving world-class liquid, Salty Turtle is also unwaveringly committed to serving the Surf City and greater Topsail community. With quarterly donations to the Karen Beasley Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation center as well as regular events raising funds for everyone ranging from vets to pets, Salty Turtle understands and embraces that without community, they’re just a few friendly folks who love to brew beer.

Meet the Team

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Daniel Callender

Co-Founder

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:
Raphael; “Many say I’m strict and have OCD, but I also can get pretty emotional, I mean did anyone else cry during ‘Outer Banks’?

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Dean Kelley

Co-Founder

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Raphael; “Cause he’s red and has cool looking Sai’s”

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Zachary White

Co-Founder

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Donatello; “Beacuase he’s the least popular and I love a good cinderalla story”

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Chad Brewer

Head Brewer

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Donatello; “Like the calm scientist, I’m methodical when I make beer, have you had Meticulous IPA?”

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Maggie Songer

Assistant Brewer

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Leonardo; “He’s the blue one…”

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John Porter

Cellar Operator

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Raphael; “He was an A$$hole and rocked a pair of Sai’s”

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Micah Stanton

Sales Representative

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Leonardo; “I am motivated by family and have strong morals. Also having two Katana’s is bad A$$”

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Kelly Pickle

Lead Beertender

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why

Michaelangelo; “He has nunchucks and loves Pizza!”

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Mary Bressler

Lead Beertender

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Michaelangelo; “He a ‘surfer’ type and often depicted with a SoCal accent, thats me!!”

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Ryan Bustchle

Lead Beertender

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Raphael; “I love red, straight to the point, no BS, and I make things happen!”

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Victoria Lennon

Events Coordinator

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Donatello; “Cause he’s purple and nerdy!”

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Patrick McCarthy

Head Mixologist "The Cove"

Favorite Ninja Turtle and Why:

Michaelangelo; “Handles business when I need to, always preaching good vibes”