Hoosier Breweries Join In Camp Fire Relief Effort

Dec 6, 2018

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company started the effort and invited breweries across the country to join in.
Credit Photo Courtesy: Upland Brewing Co.

Local breweries including Auburn Brewing Company and Trubble Brewing are among a number of breweries around the country to raise relief money for victims of California’s devastating Camp Fire.  

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is headquartered in the Camp Fire zone in northern California. They created the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to raise money for the Camp Fire Relief Fund.

Jake Gee is the Head Brewer at Switchyard Brewing Company. He says they’re working with Upland Brewing Company to brew the beer together.

"There’s not a whole lot of industries out there where all of your competitors would come together and rally around a cause like this," Gee says. 

More than 1,200 breweries across the country have signed up, including 20 other Indiana breweries.

Upland Lead Brewer Patrick Lynch says some of their employees have family members affected by the fire.

"So it means a lot for us to get this project going and to provide all the support we can from out here in Bloomington," Lynch says. 

As for how it tastes?

"Sierra Nevada provided the recipe itself for us," Lynch says. "A very traditional American hop profile." 

Gee says it has a "piney, citrusy, grapefruit" flavor. 

100 percent of the proceeds are being donated to relief efforts.

The Resilience IPA will be available on tap at Switchyard and all Upland locations in January.

Other northeast Indiana breweries participating in the relief effort include LaOtto Brewing and 2Toms.