The DetailsButte County roots run deep. Forested hills, winding rivers, towering pines, mighty oaks, and even mightier people—it’s our home. And in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history, we will rebuild.
More than 1,400 craft breweries joined us in brewing Resilience IPA, a fundraiser beer with 100% of sales going to. The overwhelming support helped inspire the, a partnership devoted to the long recovery ahead.A special thank you to Resilience Brewing, a side project of Schilling Beer Co., for not only allowing us to call this beer Resilience, but for volunteering to brew it, too!
When the Camp Fire started in the hills above our Chico brewery on November 8, 2018, it soon became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed at least 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes. Many of our employees and community members were severely impacted by this tragic event.In the days following the fire, we announced plans to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief. We committed to brewing the beer and donating 100% of the sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support. And we asked every brewery in the country to do it with us.We sent out the “” calling our friends in the industry, asking our suppliers to donate ingredients, asking other breweries (our competitors) to donate their time and labor costs, and asking our wholesalers and retailers to carry the beer for free. It was a big ask, and we never could have anticipated the response.More than 1,400 breweries signed up to brew Resilience.
Our suppliers donated ingredients to every participating brewery nationwide. Wholesalers and retailers agreed to carry the beer and donate every dollar they received.
All of them agreed to do this for free to benefit people they had never met.In all, Resilience Butte County Proud IPA hit the market more than 17,000 barrels—or 4.2 million pints—strong. Every dollar Sierra Nevada receives will go to those impacted by the Camp Fire.Thank you to the brewing community.
Thank you to our suppliers. Thank you to our wholesalers and retailers. And thank you to every single customer who is helping us rebuild our Butte County community—one pint at a time.