Treasure Valley breweries brew beer to help Camp Fire victims

Posted at 10:22 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 00:22:24-05

The camp fire near the town of Paradise, California absolutely devastated the area, destroying homes and killing dozens of people.  

Nearby brewery, Sierra Nevada wanted to help out.

Bryan Garcia-brown- head brewer

"You know, Sierra Nevada is one the biggest breweries in the entire country so just to have the opportunity to be a part of the project for something that's going to such a cool place is really pretty unique," said Bryan Garcia-Brown, head brewer, Edge Brewing Co. 

Sierra Nevada invited breweries all over the country to brew a special beer called Resilience IPA to sell in their taprooms.

"There's an active community of people reaching out. They know people who are affected by this. To hear all their stories and hear why they want to participate, we were going to participate. It just made it that much more special because I have a lot of personal stories and reasons as to why were doing this," said Tyson Cardon, Marketing Director, Sockeye Brewing. 

Three Treasure Valley breweries will be participating including Sockeye Brewing, Edge Brewing Co., and Payette Brewing in Boise. 

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to people affected by the camp fire. 

All of the breweries participating will be using the same ingredients.

"It will all be kind of different because everybody's equipment is unique," said Brown-Garcia

The breweries will be serving Resilience IPA on tap and once it's gone, it's gone. 

"Sierra Nevada is brewing 15 gallons at a time or 15,000 barrels. You know, they do in a week, what I do in a year. You know, so I can't give what they can give, but I can use my skills and my talent, my equipment and my time to give a little bit to people who have lost so much," said Garcia-Brown. 

 The beer will most likely be ready sometime in December. Check the Sockeye Brewing, Edge Brewing Co., and Payette Brewing's social media for announcements.