Representatives from eight Northeast Wisconsin breweries came together Wednesday afternoon to brew a new beer together.
The beer is called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, and comes from a recipe distributed by the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to participating breweries nationwide.
“It’s real near and dear to our brewery,” Larry Schneiberg, a representative of Sierra Nevada told Local 5. “It’s 15 minutes away, Paradise is, and we had 20 employees that lost their homes.”
To help everyone devastated by the Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada sent out the call to breweries across the country, pitching the idea to brew the same beer nationwide, and donate profits to relief efforts.
“Proceeds from the sale of that beer and that recipe go directly to the victims and the relief efforts that they’re trying to spearhead in California,” Brad Stillmank of Stillmank Brewing Co. told Local 5.
Nationwide, more than 1,000 breweries have joined in the effort, but here in Northeast Wisconsin, they have decided to come together for the effort.
“We were looking at it going, you know, at our place we could brew a little bit of this and send a couple bucks their way, but if we really wanted to make an impact, there’s a community here in Northeast Wisconsin we needed to gather together,” Stillmank said.
That community consists of Stillmank Brewing Co, Badger State Brewing Co, Hinterland Brewery, Titletown Brewing Company, Copper State Brewing Co, Noble Roots Brewing Company, Thumb Knuckle Brewing Company, and Ahnapee Brewery.
Resilience Butte County Strong IPA is expected to be on tap at all participating breweries by the end of the month.