Ohio breweries offer a new craft beer to raise funds for California Wildfire victims

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)—A California brewing company is calling on breweries across the nation, including in Ohio, to help raise money for the victims of the Camp Fires.

Sierra Nevada is a brewing company in Chico California and as part of giving Tuesday they decided to make a specific craft beer where all proceeds go towards the victims of the Camp Fires in California, and they contacted breweries in Columbus to help.

Owners of Wolf’s Ridge Brewery say they are excited to team up with Sierra Nevada to create Resilience IPA.

“Community is a major factor in craft beer and it always has been. Brewers will reach out on a regular basis to work with each other. When anybody in the craft beer community is affected breweries will work to help address those challenges. Sierra Nevada, which is one of the largest craft breweries in the country based in Chico California, had a lot of their employees affected by the Camp Fire as well as a lot of other people in California. They came up with a concept of reaching out to the craft beer community to see what we could do to help raise money to help address those issues that people are facing.” said Alan Szuter, owner Wolf’s Ridge Brewery.

More than 80 people have died and hundreds are still unaccounted for as a result of the Camp Fire.

100 percent of beer sales from Resilience IPA will go to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. 

Chris Davison, the Head Brewer adds, “I really love that we’re going to have this opportunity to help donate to this charity and it’s really impressive to see hundreds of breweries around the country pull together to help this cause and honestly things like this can happen anywhere.”

Davison says the recipe just arrived a few days ago – so the brewing process can begin. “Resilience IPA is going to be kind of typical classic American IPA it’s going to be amber colored moderately bitter with a nice floral citrusy hop character.”

Wolf’s Ridge Brewery always has at least 20 unique beers daily – they are expecting Resilience IPA to raise thousands of dollars. “When we’ve done charity beers specifically in the past they’ve typically done very well so I’m excited to get it in front of people and see what they think about the beer and helping such a good cause,” said Davison.

“Help each other out especially in their time of need. It’s a great opportunity for us to do that and we’re grateful for Sierra Nevada for putting the program together and coordinating all aspects of it and it’s good for all of us. It’s an opportunity for us to give back and do some good for as many people as we possibly can,” said Alan Szuter.

Resilience IPA will be ready for you to try within the next 3 weeks at Wolf’s Ridge brewery.

Other breweries in Ohio who are also participating in the cause are:

BrewDog (Canal Winchester, OH)

Endeavor Brewing Company (Columbus, OH)

Land-Grant Brewing Company (Columbus, OH)

North High Brewing (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Brewing Company (Columbus, OH)

Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH)

Uniontown Brewing Co. (Ashland, OH)

Jackie O’s Brewery (Athens, OH)

R. Shea Brewing (Akron, OH)

Millersburg Brewing Company (Millersburg, OH)

Sibling Revelry Brewing (Westlake, OH)

MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati, OH)

Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati, OH)

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