Local Breweries Participating In Sierra Nevada’s Wildfire Fundraiser


A handful of local breweries are pitching in and brewing a special IPA for victims of the Camp Fire in California.

Sierra Nevada announced this week it would be brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA on Tuesday, and donating 100 percent of sales to its Camp Fire Relief Fund.

The California-based brewing company sent letters to brewers across the country, inviting them to join in on the effort. The company is working with malt, hop and yeast suppliers to provide ingredients to breweries that participate.

According to Sierra Nevada’s website, breweries in the Hampton Roads region taking part in the fundraiser include Coelacanth Brewing (Norfolk), Elation Brewing (Norfolk), O’Connor Brewing Company (Norfolk), Wasserhund Brewing Company (Virginia Beach) and Billsburg Brewery (Williamsburg).

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, which has a location in Virginia Beach, is also listed as a participating company.

O’Connor said in a Facebook post Tuesday they are “proud to join Sierra Nevada in supporting those affected by the recent, devastating Camp Fire.”

Elation, which has yet to open, said on Facebook the Resilience IPA will be one of the first things it brews.

Sierra Nevada said on its website more than 1,000 breweries nationwide have signed up to brew the IPA.


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