Roughly 1,400 breweries across the U.S. are selling a new specialty beer to help raise money for a Northern California community destroyed by the state’s deadliest wildfire last month.
Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, Kansas is one of the hundreds of breweries to offer Chico, California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s new specialty IPA called Resilience Butte County Proud, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . Sierra Nevada is based in Butte County, where the devastating wildfire led to the deaths of 86 people.
The wildfire started Nov. 8, forcing thousands to flee and leaving several people unaccounted for.
Thank you @ButteSheriff @KoryHonea for helping us brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA today. And thank you to the 1,000+ breweries brewing #ResilienceIPA around the world. Grateful doesn’t begin to describe it. #ButteStrong #ButteCountyProud pic.twitter.com/qFwSpIuOI6
— Sierra Nevada Beer (@SierraNevada) November 28, 2018
Free State’s head brewer Geoff Deman said Sierra Nevada shared the recipe for the citrus-flavored beer so that breweries could make it locally. Deman said the Lawrence brewery will have the beer on tap until it runs out.
All proceeds will go to Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire Relief Fund to help rebuild Butte County. Sierra Nevada had made an initial pledge of $100,000.
“Everybody in craft brewing has a relationship with Sierra Nevada in some way,” Deman said. “When (Sierra Nevada) made the call out to breweries around the country to come forward to help out the situation, we saw an overwhelming response.”
Deman said Free State was happy to join because of the overwhelming number of people in need.
Six breweries in Kansas are participating in the fundraising project, Deman said.
“There is a strong sense of community among craft brewers,” he said.
— Goose Island Beer Co. (@GooseIsland) December 6, 2018
— Sierra Nevada Beer (@SierraNevada) December 14, 2018
Today we join hundreds of breweries across the country ☝🏻In a collaborative effort to raise funds for the victims of the Camp Fire disaster in California by brewing @sierranevada Resilience Butte County Proud IPA 🙌🏻 100% of the proceeds of this beer will go to the victims 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/3TkTRYmvq4
— Biscayne Bay Brewing (@BiscayneBayBrew) November 27, 2018
We are proud to join @SierraNevada Camp Fire relief effort by brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA! All sales will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Stay tuned for updates! 🍻 pic.twitter.com/yZGvNyjtWy
— Ponysaurus Brewing (@ponysaurusbrew) December 4, 2018
NYC is answering the call. My friends from @RandolphBeer are joining the thousands of breweries making #ResilienceIPA across the country to lend a hand to @SierraNevada and the people of California. #ButteStrong pic.twitter.com/YVSZLUONML
— Miguel Rivas (@TheBeerTrekker) December 7, 2018
We are answering the call started by our friends at @SierraNevada and brewing #ResilienceIPA to support the Butte County community. We will donate 100% of Resilience sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. 🍻#ButteStrong #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/aEzyImIfLm
— Goose Clybourn (@GooseClybourn) November 27, 2018
#ResilienceIPA brew day! It's a Springfield first! Today we are hosting 6 awesome local breweries to brew @SierraNevada Resilience IPA, a beer that 100's of other breweries across the nation are brewing today with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Camp Fire Relief Fund! pic.twitter.com/dZeJJyGHJP
— Springfield BrewCo (@SpringfieldBrew) November 27, 2018