The effects of the Camp Fire, the deadliest conflagration in California history, which claimed 88 lives and left dozens injured and thousands homeless, have been well-documented. Perhaps equally known, at least in the beer world, is the fire’s proximity to well-loved industry stalwart Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

In response to myriad calls and inquiries about how the brewing community could assist with the recovery effort, Sierra Nevada announced they would brew “Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.” More than 100 breweries around the country will join the effort and brew this beer and contribute sales from it to those affected by the fire. At least ten of those breweries will come from the DC metro area as our local breweries mash in for a good cause to stand shoulder to shoulder with Sierra Nevada.

So far the list of local breweries committing to brewing Resilience IPA includes 3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Bluejacket, Hellbender, and Right Proper in DC. Virginia, locally, will add Port City and Twinpanzee. On the Maryland side, True Respite will join the effort. A list by state is here, though it appears it’s being edited constantly.

“We're proud to join this important effort to raise funds for those impacted by the tragic Camp Fire in Northern California. #ResilienceIPA release date and details coming soon. #ButteStrong #ButteCountyProud,” wrote Atlas Brew Works on Facebook,

“We’re so proud to be part of this. Sierra Nevada x Bluejacket Resilience release info coming soon,” echoed Bluejacket, also via Facebook.


Via press release, Port City’s founder Bill Butcher noted: “Our hearts go out to everyone whose lives have been upended by the fire. We’re so proud of Sierra Nevada’s leadership and are honored to join the breweries participating in the relief campaign.  It’s a powerful example of the good that our close-knit industry can do for our communities.”

Sierra Nevada and other breweries participating in #ResilienceIPA will donate 100 percent of the sales to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. The fund was started by Sierra Nevada, which also seeded it with $100,000.

Homebrewers wanting to get involved with the effort can find the recipe here.

Stay tuned, DCBeer will announce Resilience IPA launches as we hear about them. Props to our local beer community for joining this noble effort.