Breweries nationwide band together for California fire victims

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 21:53:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — From California to Maine, breweries across the country are stepping up to help California fire victims.

The effort started with the Sierra Nevada brewery. While their facility was spared by the Camp Fire, communities around it were devastated.

Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman reached out to fellow brewers to join him in the disaster relief effort, making their ‘Resilience Butte County Proud IPA’ recipe available to those who want to help. The brewery is asking that 100 percent of profits go to fire relief efforts.

So far over 1,200 breweries have pledged to make and sell the beer.

“I’ve never seen anything on this scale,” said Jim Millea, brewmaster at OB Brewery. “That’s a lot of beer being made for a good cause, it’s pretty sweet!”

Millea says he didn’t hesitate to join the effort.

“Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a good cause?” said Millea.

He’s one of many in the San Diego region who will be brewing Resilience IPA.

Millea hopes to have his on tap at the OB Brewery in a few weeks.

You can see the full list of participating breweries on this map.