Resilience Butte County Proud IPA
7.9% ABV., 70 IBU’s
When the Camp Fire started in the hills above the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico on November 8, 2018, it soon became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed at least 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes. In the days following the fire, Sierra Nevada announced plans to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief. They committed to brewing the beer and donating 100 percent of the sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support. And they asked every brewery in the country to do it with them. Sierra Nevada lit the “bat signal” calling their friends in the industry, asking our suppliers to donate ingredients, and asking other breweries to donate their time and labor costs.
It was a big ask, and they never could have anticipated the response. More than 1,400 breweries signed up to brew Resilience. Malt and hop suppliers donated ingredients to every brewery nationwide. All of them agreed to do this for free to benefit people they had never met. In all, Resilience Butte County Proud IPA should hit the market in mid-late December more than 17,000 barrels—or 4.2 million pints—strong. Every dollar Sierra Nevada receives will go to those impacted by the Camp Fire.
The Blind Tiger has also proudly answered the call. The copper-hued brew is brimming with Cascade and Centennial hops and bursting with resilience and neighborly pride.