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Local breweries join efforts to raise funds for fire victims
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A nationwide fundraising effort has been launched with proceeds from the sale of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA going to the victims of the Camp Fire.

Two local breweries are joining dozens of other beer makers across the country in brewing up a special batch of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Resilience on Tuesday — with all proceeds going to help victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Chico-based brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. set up a Camp Fire Relief Fund through the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation and seeded the fund with a $100,000 donation. Sierra Nevada then reached out to its fellow brewers across the country and asked if they could help with the fundraising efforts through the release of the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.

Over 100 breweries have answered Sierra Nevada’s call for assistance — including Dust Bowl Brewing Co. and Blaker Brewing.

“Dust Bowl Brewing Co. had already been pondering how we could help, so the invitation could not have been timelier.  On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, we will join craft breweries across the country in brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA,” said Dust Bowl’s public relations manager Michelle Peterson.

Sierra Nevada has provided the recipe and is working with suppliers on discounted ingredients. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. will brew a 10-barrel batch (approx. 250-300 gallons).  Resilience IPA is expected to be on tap in Dust Bowl’s two Turlock taprooms before Christmas.  

Blaker Brewing will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday with the goal of involving the local community and the beer community.

“Please join us in collaborative efforts to provide support to those affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County — pop in to the Taproom to check out the brewing process for Resilience IPA, grab a cold pint and drop any sized donation. 100 percent of the beer sales will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund,” said Blaker Brewing on its Facebook page.

 “We know that the rebuilding process will take time, but we’re in this for the long haul. Our hope is to get Resilience IPA in taprooms all over the country to create a solid start for our community’s future,” said Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman in a release.

Dust Bowl has two taprooms located at 200 W. Main St. and 3000 Fulkerth Rd. in Turlock. Blaker Brewing is located at 1063 Montclaire Dr., Ceres.