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Local breweries craft special beer to help Camp Fire victims

Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 23:23:39-05

Two San Luis Obispo breweries are coming together to help fire victims by crafting a special beer.

On Tuesday, SLO Brew and Central Coast Brewing started brewing “Resilience IPA.” Proceeds from sales of the beer will benefit those affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California.

The charitable efforts were spearheaded by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, which is located in Butte County.

Offering the special on-tap edition is an easy way for the local breweries to give back to the victims who lost everything.

“It makes me feel great,” said Koby Collins, lead brewer at SLO Brew. “I think it’s an amazing thing we’re able to do, just as well as other people all over the U.S. that are doing it. There’s small breweries, big breweries, breweries that could be doing anything else that have come together and decided to do this.”

“To have them all come out in a couple weeks and have them raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, for this cause is going to be huge,” added Brendan Gough, lead brewer at Central Coast Brewing.

Resilience IPA will be on tap at all SLO Brew and Central Coast Brewing locations starting in late December.