Upstate NY Brewers Help California Wildfire Relief

"I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out."  

The past few weeks controlling the wildfires and dealing with the aftermath has been devastating for California. You maybe thinking what Upstate New York beer has to do with California wildfire relief, it turns out that the beer drinkers of Upstate and Central New York can help aid victims of the wildfire just by purchasing beer. 

More than 100 breweries nation wide are brewing a special IPA (India Pale Ale) to provide aid to those who lost their homes in the Camp Fire, which is the most recent wildfire that destroyed parts of Norther California. Of the hundreds of breweries participating  about 20 Upstate New York brewers are included. 

The beer is called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. came up with the idea. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is based out of Chico, California, a town near Paradise, a town that very well could've been destroyed by the Camp Fire. Both Chico and Paradise are in Butte County, California. The beer should be available starting next week (depending on the brewery). 

A few of the local breweries include: 

  • Boots Brewing Co., Watertown
  • Labatt Brew House, Buffalo
  • Local 315 Brewing, Camillus
  • Prison City Pub and Brewery, Auburn
  • Rohrbach Brewing Co., Rochester
  • Willow Rock Brewing Co., Syracuse. 

All breweries were sent a recipe, will make the same IPA, and send proceeds to the Camp Fire Relief Fund.

Click here for more information and list of local Upstate NY Breweries (so far).

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Don't know where the quote, "I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out."  came from? Take a look! 

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