The Sierra Nevada Brewing company has created a line of beer to raise funds for those affected by the Northern California Camp Fire.
The Butte County-based brewery-which has been open since 1980- was not hit particularly hard by the massive fire, but still felt the effects of the chaos around them.
Hoping to do something positive for the community, brewery founder Ken Grossman decided to brew a beer named “Resilience Butte County Proud IPA,” and donate all sales proceeds to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund.
“We know that the rebuilding process will take time, but we’re in this for the long haul,” Grossman said. “Our hope is to get Resilience IPA in taprooms all over the country to create a solid start for our community’s future.”
According to USA Today, over 1,000 breweries have pledged to make their own batches of the IPA, and are more than happy to help.
“This is a great idea spearheaded by a great indie craft brewing pioneer supporting a great cause,” said Sam Calagione, co-founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. “Our thoughts are with all of the brave folks who have helped navigate this challenging moment in Northern California and all of the families who have lost love ones. The craft brewing community has always been altruistic and mutually-supportive and giving back to our communities is one of the things we collectively do best.”