Sierra Nevada brews up Camp Fire fundraiser with help from 998 breweries
Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico is brewing up another way to raise money for victims of the Camp Fire.
On Tuesday, Sierra Nevada will begin brewing a special IPA to raise money for fire relief efforts. The beer is called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA
The fire hit close to home for the company, with 15 percent of their employees losing homes in the fire.
Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman reached out to other small breweries across the country and shared the recipe.
As of Tuesday morning, 998 breweries nationwide will be making and releasing the Resilience IPA and donating the proceeds. Sierra Nevada spokesperson Robin Gregory said they now hope to raise more than a million dollars through the fundraiser.
"We were absolutely blown away," Gregory said. "We knew that we would probably get a good response, and were hoping, it would be great if we could get to 500 breweries committing. That was a big kind of pie in the sky goal, now it looks like we're going to have double that number."
The company's hops and malt suppliers are donating the ingredients to make the beer, and Resilience Brewing Company gave Sierra Nevada permission to use the Resilience name temporarily.
Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman has already donated $100,000 dollars to fire victims by establishing the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund supported through the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation.
The IPA will be released around the first of the year.