BELLINGHAM, Wash. — On Wednesday, December 19, Bellingham breweries Boundary Bay Brewing Co. & Wander Brewing are each releasing Resilience IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s nationwide fundraising brew.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company created the recipe for Resilience IPA and invited the craft beer community to brew and donate proceeds to benefit the communities affected by the wildfires.
“The destruction from the most recent season of wildfires in Northern California is devastating. We believe the craft beer industry has the responsibility to support the communities that have supported our businesses and helped to build our craft industry,” says Chad Kuehl, owner of Wander Brewing. “When Ken and Sierra Nevada put the ask out to the beer community, it was a simple decision to lend a hand.”
Boundary Bay Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing each joined more than a thousand other breweries to brew Resilience IPA on Giving Tuesday, November 27.
“The recovery efforts from craft breweries to help rebuild in the communities who’ve faced disaster is truly amazing,” says Janet Lightner, General Manager of Boundary Bay Brewing Co. “We’re a tight-knit community and participating in such a cause reinforces where the heart of our industry is.”
The Camp Fire, which started on November 8, destroyed nearly 10,000 homes, killing many residents and leveling the town of Paradise, California. 100% of the proceeds from Resilience IPA will benefit the nonprofit organization, Sierra Nevada Brewery Camp Fire Relief at the Golden Valley Community Bank Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and 100% of the fund will be used to help rebuild the lives of those devastated by the Camp Fire.
“We know that the rebuilding process will take time, but we’re in this for the long haul,” says Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Founder, in an invitation letter to brewers. “Our hope is to get Resilience IPA in taprooms all over the country to create a good foundation for our community’s future.”
Resilience IPA is a classic IPA that will be available on tap at Boundary Bay Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing and every pint sold will directly benefit the fundraising effort.