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Local breweries release Resilience IPA, raise money for Camp fire recovery

Posted at 11:57 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 11:39:04-05

SLO Brew and Central Coast Brewing celebrated the release of the new Resilience IPA Thursday night.

Hundreds came out to SLO Brew Rock to try the new beer, which was created in a nationwide effort to help people recovering from the Camp fire.

SLO Brew and Central Coast Brewing are two of 1,400 breweries across the country on board with the effort.

The special edition beer was released at 6 p.m. Thursday at both locations in San Luis Obispo. All of the proceeds went back to Camp fire relief efforts.

“We have multiple customers out here whose families lost their homes so we just thought, as SLO Brew Rock and SLO Brew in general, it would be great to do something to give back to the community,” said Nick Johnson, SLO Brew taproom manager.

Many of the people who stopped by to try the beer knew someone, like Adam Scott whose friends and family live in Paradise.

“We came out to drink the beer resilience ale to support the Camp fire victims,” Scott said. “All of the proceeds go to them so we got some pitchers and got some beers and enjoyed.”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, out of Chico, organized the Resilience IPA fundraiser. Organizers expect to raise $15 million across the country,