Pints For Paws

“Pints For Paws,” a month-long campaign to celebrate the bond between people and their pets, and raise money for rescues, kicks off this week.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, based in Hampton Bays, has partnered with Montauk Brewing Co. for the month of March. Throughout the month, MBC will name one of its brews the “Tail Ale” and will donate a portion of its sales to SASF rescues.

The partnership kicks off on Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 4 PM, with a celebration held at Montauk Brewing Co. at 62 South Erie Avenue in Montauk. The event is co-sponsored by The Independent and Whalebone. The campaign was organized by Nikki on the Daily, Nicole Teitler, a reporter for The Independent.

“I started becoming involved with the Southampton Animal Shelter in 2017 as part of the Junior Committee for the annual Unconditional Love Gala and have been volunteering ever since,” said Teitler.

“Kate McEntee, Director of Adoptions, and I have grown close. We were out one day having a drink in Southampton and I remember just blurting out ‘Tail Ale’ when I saw a Montauk Brewing Co. beer on tap,” she recalled.

Teitler pitched the idea to Vaughan Cutillo, the owner of MBC and “without hesitation, he was in,” she said. “A partnership with MBC seemed like a perfect match.”

“Cutillo really does an exceptional job, and I tell him probably every time I’m at the brewery,” continued Teitler. “Part of that allure, I think, is the way he incorporates his ‘a-dog-able’ golden retriever, Sky, as a mascot.”

Closing out the month will be a cornhole tournament with plenty of giveaways, on March 30. Details will be announced soon. For more information, visit

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